Two COVID-19 related deaths in Jackson County
Jackson County Health Department sadly announces two deaths related to COVID-19. The individuals
are both male, one in his sixties and the other in his forties. Both were previously confirmed to have
acquired the disease.
The health department was not notified in the past 24 hours of any new cases with Jackson County
residents. To date, there have been 319 confirmed cases in Jackson County, including sixteen deaths
related to the disease. Three more individuals were released from isolation in accordance with CDC
guidelines, bringing the total released to 271 individuals. Thirty-two active cases are currently being
If you have a fever, cough, difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle aches, loss of taste or smell, nausea or
diarrhea, call your health care provider for further guidance. Three providers are conducting COVID-19
testing of eligible individuals in Jackson County: Southern Illinois Healthcare (SIH) – Call 1-844-988-7800;
Shawnee Health Service – Call 618-519-9200; and SIU Center for Family Medicine – Call 618-536-6621.
Businesses, schools and other organizations seeking guidance on re-opening may consult the resources
located on the JCHD website at www.jchdonline.org. Staff are also available to discuss such plans in
more detail by calling 618/684-3143, ext. 128.