7/17/20 – S7HD COVID-19 Update for the Southern Seven Region
Southern Seven Health Department (S7HD) reports 7 new recovered cases of COVID-19 in the Southern Seven region. Currently, there are 251 individuals from the Southern Seven region who have recovered since the start of the pandemic in the United States.
Southern Seven confirms 7 new cases of COVID-19 in the Southern Seven region. All individuals with active cases of COVID-19 are being isolated. The newly confirmed cases by gender and age are as follows:
- Alexander County: One female 60’s, one female 70’s
- Hardin County: One female 40’s
- Johnson County: One male 60’s
- Union County: One female 20, one male 30’s, one female 60’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 397 cases of COVID-19 in the Southern Seven region since the start of the pandemic in the United States. Southern Seven confirms a total of 6,850 COVID-19 tests have been reported in the region as of July 17.
Southern Seven reports 1 new death as a result of COVID-19 in the Southern Seven region. The individual was a female in her 90’s from Union County. There have been 18 deaths reported by S7HD in the region since the start of the pandemic.
The number of individuals confirmed, to date, within the Southern Seven Counties are as follows: NOTE: On July 16, Southern Seven reported a male in his 50’s, from Johnson County, tested positive. It was discovered today that this individual is a resident in another state. That case has been transferred to the other state.
Southern Seven Health Department will not release specific information about individuals with COVID-19 beyond their gender and age range, unless ordered by the court.
According to the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), in Illinois there were 1,384 new individuals with COVID-19 identified on July 17 bringing the confirmed total in the State to 159,334 individuals, with 7,272 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)