Marion County reports five new cases of COVID-19 on Friday   

Marion County reports five new cases of COVID-19 on Friday   

The Marion County Health Department reported five new cases of COVID-19 cases on Friday.

Health Department Administrator Melissa Mallow says three of the cases are community spread and the other two were likely from household contacts.    The five are all reported doing well and are on isolation.

With the five new cases, Marion County now has 103 active cases.  10 of those cases are in the hospital, four using a ventilator.    Another 431 have recovered.

The new cases include a male in his 40s, and females in their 30s, 40s, 60s, and 80s.

Clinton County had 26 new positive cases on Friday.  That brings the number in isolation to 189.  Seven of those are hospitalized.  Another 927 have been released from isolation.

Jefferson County reported seven new cases on Friday ranging in age from under 12 to a person in their 80s who is hospitalized.  46 of the cases are still active and 534 released from custody.

Washington County has reported eight new cases in the past two days.  They range in age from 20s to 60s.   There are currently 24 active cases and one in the hospital due to COVID-19.   There have been 182 more who have been released.

Fayette County is reporting 14 new cases ranging in age from their 20s to their 70s.  117 people are still listed as active cases.

The Wayne County Health Department has seven new positive COVID-19 cases on Friday.  They range in age from a female in her 20s to a male in his 80s.  There are 47 isolating at home and eight who are currently hospitalized.

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 2,514 new confirmed cases and 25 additional deaths.   The deaths include seven in the southern Illinois area including two in Williamson County, and one apiece in Cumberland, Jersey, Richland, Saline, and St. Clair County.