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Jefferson County announces 2 additional COVID-19 deaths
Jefferson County

Jefferson County announces 2 additional COVID-19 deaths


The Jefferson County Health Department on Tuesday announced two more county residents had died due to COVID-19.

According to a news release from the health department, both of the residents lived at a long-term care facility. One was a woman in her 80s and the other was a man in his 80s.

To date, 11 people have died in Jefferson County due to COVID-19. Many have been residents at a long-term care facility.

The health department didn't name the facility. The Southern has previously reported that 53 residents and 14 employees of GreenTree at Mt. Vernon had tested positive for the virus.

Jefferson County Health Department also on Tuesday announced an additional lab-confirmed case of the virus, in a man in his 40s. He is in isolation and the health department is investigating, according to the news release. There have been 85 lab-confirmed cases in the county. Sixteen have been released from isolation.

COVID-19 numbers in Southern Illinois

This information will be updated daily with the latest numbers from local health departments in Southern Illinois. The numbers reflect total lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases in each county, including deaths and recoveries. These numbers may differ slightly from the county numbers being reported by the Illinois Department of Public Health daily. Local health departments tend to have more current numbers than the state.

County Total cases Deaths Recovered
Alexander 33 0 26
Franklin 140 0 59
Gallatin 46 1 24
Hamilton 26 1 12
Hardin 16 0 9
Jackson 652 19 497
Jefferson 206 14 155
Johnson 52 0 27
Massac 34 0 19
Perry 128 1 77
Pope 5 0 3
Pulaski 93 0 58
Randolph 443 7 402
Saline 114 1 45
Union 288 19 179
Williamson 356 5 175
White 62 0 36

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