1 death, 26 new cases of COVID-19 in Southern Seven region

ULLIN, Ill. (KBSI) – The Southern Seven Health Department reports one new COVID-19 death.

A woman in her 80’s died in Hardin County.

The health department also reports

  • 26 new confirmed cases
  • 51 newly recovered cases
  • 156 deaths since in the Southern Seven region since the start of the pandemic.

Residents in the seven county region can now schedule themselves for COVID-19 vaccine appointments using the Illinois Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 Vaccine Registration system online.

People may contact the Southern Seven Administrative Office for assistance with scheduling by calling (618) 634-2297. The state of Illinois has also launched a toll-free Vaccine Appointment Call Center open seven days a week from 6 a.m. to midnight at (833) 621-1284.

Southern Seven reminds everyone to continue to follow COVID-19 safety measures in public settings, even after fully vaccinated, to further control the spread of this virus. COVID-19 can be spread up to 48 hours before a person has symptoms. Anyone not fully vaccinated who has been at gatherings where little to no safety measures were in place is at risk of contracting COVID-19 and are asked to watch for symptoms. If you begin to show symptoms, isolate immediately and contact your healthcare provider about getting tested for COVID-19.

Information impacting the Phase 5 of Restore Illinois, can be found here.

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