5/18/20 – S7HD COVID-19 Update for the Southern Seven Region
Southern Seven Health Department reports 12 new recovered cases of COVID-19 in the Southern Seven region. One individual is from Alexander County. The remaining 11 are from Union County. Currently, there are 63 individuals from the Southern Seven region who have recovered since the start of the pandemic in the United States.
Southern Seven confirms 10 new cases of COVID-19 in the Southern Seven region. The individuals are being isolated. The newly confirmed cases by gender and age are as follows:
- Alexander County: One female 50’s
- Pulaski County: Two males 40’s
- Union: One male under 5, two females 10’s, one male 20’s, one female 50’s, one female 60’s, one female 70’s
Southern Seven Health Department will report on the number of confirmed positive cases as more cases appear. Currently, S7HD is reporting a cumulative total of 182 cases and 4 deaths since the start of the pandemic. The number of individuals confirmed, to date, within the Southern Seven Counties are as follows:
|Recovered||7 of the 8||1 of the 1||4 of the 7||5 of the 6||1 of the 1||18 of the 40||27 of the 119||63 of the 182|
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 2,294 new individuals with COVID-19 identified on May 18 bringing the confirmed total in the State to 96,485 individuals, with 4,234 deaths.
All data are provisional and will change. In order to rapidly report COVID-19 information to the public, data are being reported in real-time. Information is constantly being entered into an electronic system and the number of cases and deaths can change as additional information is gathered.
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)
- Francis Medical Center 1-573-331-4200 (7am-5pm line)
- Baptist Health 1-888-227-8478 (24-hour line)