Southern Seven Health Dept. reports 2 new deaths, 41 new cases of COVID-19
ULLIN, Ill. (KBSI) – The Southern Seven Health Department reports two new deaths as a result of COVID-19 in the Southern Seven Region in its Oct. 5 report.
The individuals were a male in his 60’s and a male in his 70’s, both in Johnson County. Southern Seven also reports 41 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Southern Seven Region and 37 newly recovered cases. There have been 162 deaths in the Southern Seven region since the start of the pandemic.
The seven counties served by Southern Seven Health Department include Alexander, Hardin, Johnson, Massac, Pope, Pulaski and Union counties.
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.
Individuals may still 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.