Southern Seven confirms first case of COVID-19 in Hardin County

4/20/20 – 2:00 PM – Coronavirus Disease Update
Southern Seven Confirms First Case of COVID-19 in Hardin County
 
Southern Seven Health Department (S7HD) confirms new cases of COVID-19 in the Southern Seven region, including the first case in Hardin County. The individual from Hardin County is a male in his 50’s. The other cases involve a female in her 30’s from Alexander County, four males from Pulaski County: one in his 20’s, two in their 40’s and one in his 50’s and a female in her 40’s from Union County. All persons are being isolated.
 
Southern Seven Health Department will report on the number of confirmed positive cases as more cases appear. Currently, S7HD is reporting a total of 22 cases and no deaths. The number of individuals confirmed, to date, with COVID-19 within the Southern Seven Counties:
• Alexander County: 2
• Johnson County: 2
• Hardin County: 1
• Massac County: 3 (2 of the 3 have recovered in Massac County)
• Pulaski County: 9
• Union: 5
 
Southern Seven Health Department will not release specific information about individuals with COVID-19 beyond their sex and age range, unless ordered by the court.
 
The number of COVID-19 cases in Illinois has risen dramatically in the past week. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), in Illinois there were 1,197 new individuals with COVID-19 identified on April 19 bringing the confirmed total in the State to 30,357 individuals, with 1,290 deaths.
 
The following hotlines are also available to answer your questions and advise you on your next steps for treatment in the Southern Seven region.
 
• Massac Memorial Hospital 1-618-638-1344 (7am-7pm line)
• Southern Illinois Healthcare 1-844-988-7800 (24-hour line)
• St. Francis Medical Center 1-573-331-4200 (7am-5pm line)
• Baptist Health 1-888-227-8478 (24-hour line)

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