20 new cases of COVID-19 in Franklin, Williamson counties

MARION, Ill. (KBSI) – There are 20 new cases of COVID-19 in Franklin and Williamson counties, according to the Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department on October 13.

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

Franklin County

Females:

  • 1 in their 70s
  • 1 in her 80s

Males:

  • 1 infant
  • 1 teenager
  • 1 in his 20s
  • 2 in their 30s

Williamson County

Females:

  • 1 under 10
  • 1 teenager
  • 2 in their 30s
  • 1 in her 80s

Males:

  • 1 under 10
  • 1 teenager
  • 1 in his 20s
  • 3 in their 30s
  • 1 in his 50s

COVID-19 numbers to date

Williamson County

  • *12,148 laboratory confirmed positives
  • 162* deaths
  • 11,880* has recovered

Franklin County

  • *7,390 laboratory confirmed positives
  • 102* deaths
  • 7,147* have recovered

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). Public health officials will not be releasing more specific details about these individuals due to privacy issues.

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)
  • 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

The public is asked to follow and share trusted sources of information on COVID-19. Follow the CDC, IDPH, FWBCHD websites and social media accounts for such trusted information.

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

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