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Those who attended Du Quoin Church asked to get tested for COVID-19
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Those who attended Du Quoin Church asked to get tested for COVID-19

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Perry County Health Department is asking anyone who has attended Gospel Assembly Church in Du Quoin within the past two weeks and is experiencing symptoms to get tested for COVID-19, according to a post on the health department’s Facebook page.

The health department recommends anyone who attended the church and is experiencing fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or small, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea to contact their primary care physician for testing options.

COVID-19 in Southern Illinois: Additional deaths reported in Randolph County Tuesday

Perry County on Friday was added to the Illinois Department of Public Health's list of counties at warning level for COVID-19, meaning the county meets two or more COVID-19 risk indicators. The state's warning levels are updated on Fridays and cover the period of the previous Sunday through Saturday. For that period, Perry County's COVID-19 positivity rate was 12.2%. The state's target for positivity rate is at or below 8%.

Perry County Health Department on Wednesday was notified of one additional confirmed positive case of COVID-19, a female in her 40s. The county on Tuesday had two additional cases, a female in her 70s and a male in his 20s.

The total number of positive cases in Perry County is 189, which includes 72 active cases, 114 released from isolation and three deaths.

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 new lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in the last day, total cases, new COVID-19 deaths reported in the last day, total COVID-19 deaths, and recoveries. Some health departments don't report numbers on weekends or holidays. A dash indicates a county's health department did not make a report as of deadline.

County New Cases Total Cases New Deaths Total Deaths Recovered
Alexander 11 387 0 5 331
Franklin 19 3943 0 53 2331
Gallatin 2 430 0 3 237
Hamilton 11 699 0 17 661
Hardin 5 313 0 7 227
Jackson 21 4239 0 64 3901
Jefferson 16 3094 0 71 2841
Johnson 12 1210 0 9 974
Massac 16 1022 0 26 794
Perry 89 2791 0 52 2419
Pope 7 253 0 1 208
Pulaski 8 608 0 3 515
Randolph 18 3748 2 68 3556
Saline 10 2180 0 38 1063
Union 37 1951 0 25 1371
Williamson 33 6415 0 105 3552
White 5 1436 0 23 629

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