14 new COVID-19 cases in Franklin, Williamson counties

MARION, Ill. (KBSI) – The Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department reports 14 new cases of COVID-19 Monday morning.

The newly confirmed cases by gender, age and county are as follows.

Franklin County

Females:

  • 1 teenager
  • 1 in her 20s
  • 1 in her 30s

Males:

  • 1 in his 40s
  • 1 his 60s
  • 1 in his 70s

Williamson County

Females:

  • 1 in her 20s
  • 1 in her 40s
  • 1 in her 60s

Males:

  • 1 teenager
  • 1 in his 30s
  • 2 in their 70s
  • 1 in 80s

These individuals are believed to have acquired the disease through either local contact with known cases, social gatherings, church settings, community events or through transmission in the community (i.e. unable to trace back to a known source).

COVID-19 numbers to date by county

Williamson County

  • *12,449 laboratory confirmed positives
  • 170* deaths
  • 12,195* have recovered

Franklin County

  • *7,556 laboratory confirmed positives
  • 107* deaths
  • 7,362* have recovered

COVID 19 shares many symptoms with more common respiratory diseases. If you have a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for further guidance. In addition, several COVID-19 hotlines/ testing sites have been established:

  • Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) – (Hotline only)
  • Southern Illinois Healthcare (SIH) – (Hotline for testing)
    • 1-844-988-7800
  • Franklin Hospital – (Hotline for testing)
    • (618) 435-9700
  • Heartland Regional Medical Center – (Hotline for testing)
    • 1-888-543-2786
  • Shawnee Health Service – (Testing sites)
    • Carterville, Carbondale and Marion locations
    • Call Main number
  • Christopher Rural Health Planning Corporation – (Testing Site)
    • 1-800-408-7351
  • SSM Health – (Virtual visit)
  • Marion Diagnostic Center (Testing Site)
    • 618-993-1400

*All data is provisional and subject to change.
* REMINDER: Case numbers can change without notice due to cases being out of our counties.

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