MURPHYSBORO (WSIL) — The Jackson County Health Department is reporting 8 additional cases of COVID-19.

Those new cases are as follows:

  • Female – three in their twenties, and one in her sixties;
  • Male – one in his twenties, one in his fifties, and two in their sixties.

These individuals acquired the disease either through close contact with a known case or through transmission in the community, and are being placed in isolation.

As of May 23, there have been 210 laboratory confirmed cases in Jackson County, including ten deaths related to the disease.

A total of 168 individuals have been released from isolation, in accordance with CDC guidelines.

Meanwhile, health officials add that 32 active cases are currently being managed.

According to the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), there were 2,352 new cases of coronavirus disease on Saturday across the state and 75 additional fatalities.

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