29 new COVID-19 cases in Franklin, Williamson counties

MARION, Ill. (KBSI) – There are 29 new COVID-19 cases in Franklin and Williamson counties.

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

Franklin County

Females:

  • 1 teenager
  • 2 in their 50s
  • 1 in her 60s
  • 1 in her 70s

Males:

  • 1 under 10
  • 1 preteen
  • 2 in their 20s
  • 1 in his 40s
  • 1 in his 60s
  • 2 in their 80s

Williamson County

Females:

  • 1 under 10
  • 1 teenager
  • 2 in their 20s
  • 1 in her 40s
  • 1 in her 50s

Males:

  • 1 under 10
  • 2 teenagers
  • 1 in his 30s
  • 1 in his 40s
  • 4 in their 60s

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

Williamson County

  • *12,190 laboratory confirmed positives
  • 162* deaths
  • 11,880* have recovered

Franklin County

  • *7,416 laboratory confirmed positives
  • 102* deaths
  • 7,147* have recovered

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

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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