6 deaths, 36 new cases of COVID-19 in Franklin, Williamson counties

MARION, Ill. (KBSI) – Six more people have died from COVID-19 and there are 36 new cases in Franklin and Williamson counties, according to the Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department.

Williamson County

  • 1 female in her 50s
  • 1 female in her 60s
  • 1 male in his 70s

Franklin County

  • 2 females in their 70s
  • 1 female in her 80s

The newly confirmed COVID-19 cases by gender, age and county are as follows.

Franklin County

Females:

  • 2 teenagers
  • 2 in their 30s
  • 2 in their 50s
  • 4 in their 60s
  • 1 in his/her 70s

Males:

  • 4 teenagers
  • 1 in his/her 20s
  • 1 in his/her 30s

Williamson County

Females:

  • 2 teenagers
  • 1 in their 20s
  • 2 in their 40s
  • 1 in her 50s
  • 1 in her 60s

Males

  • 1 under 10
  • 4 teenagers
  • 1 in his 20s
  • 1 in his 30s
  • 1 in his 50s
  • 2 in their 60s
  • 2 in their 70s

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

  • *12,071 laboratory confirmed positives
  • 158* deaths
  • 11,478* have recovered

Franklin County

  • *7,310 laboratory confirmed positives
  • 99* deaths
  • 6,869* 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)
  • 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 our counties.

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