Coming off the Labor Day weekend, the Southern Seven Health Department confirmed 27 new cases of COVID-19 in its seven-county region Tuesday, including three from Massac County — a female in her 40s, a female in her 60s, and a male in his 60s.
All active cases of COVID-19 are being isolated.
Other new cases were reported for the following:
• Alexander County: One male 30s, one male 40s, one female 50s.
• Hardin County: One female 50s, one male 70s.
• Johnson County: One female 10s, one female 40s, two males 40s, one male 50s, one male 60s.
• Pope County: One female 70s.
• Pulaski County: One male 20s, one male 40s, one male 60’s, one female 70s.
• Union County: One male 10s, one female 20s, one female 30s, one male 30s, one female 40s, two female 70s, one male 80s.
Southern Seven also reported 12 new recovered cases of COVID-19 in the Southern Seven region. Currently, there are 685 individuals from the Southern Seven region who have recovered since the start of the pandemic in the United States.
In response to the recent increase in the number of cases in the Southern Seven region, the health department hosted two, drive-thru, COVID-19 mobile testing units this past weekend at their public health clinic offices in Anna and Vienna.
Illinois Department of Public Health and HR Support conducted the tests. In Anna on Saturday, 130 people were tested, while in Vienna on Sunday, 97 people were tested. COVID-19 mobile testing will continue this Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Southern Seven’s public health clinic located in Ullin.
Tests are free and available to everyone, including those without symptoms. No insurance or doctor’s referral is required. No appointment is necessary. For more information contact S7HD at 618-634-2297.
The S7HD will report the number of confirmed positive cases as more appear.
Currently, S7HD is reporting a cumulative total of 879 cases of COVID-19 in the Southern Seven region since the start of the pandemic in the United States. There are currently 167 active cases in the region. Southern Seven confirms a total of 12,052 negative COVID-19 tests have been reported in the region as of August 28.
Southern Seven reports 24 deaths reported in the region since the start of the pandemic.