S7HD COVID-19 update for the Southern Seven Region; Hardin County with 11 active cases and 4 recovered cases



Southern Seven Health Department (S7HD) reports 7 new recovered cases of COVID-19 in the Southern Seven region.  Currently, there are 282 individuals from the Southern Seven region who have recovered since the start of the pandemic in the United States.


Southern Seven confirms 25 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:


  • Hardin County: One male 10’s, one female 20’, one male 20’s, one female 40’s, one male 50’s, one female 70’s
  • Johnson County: One female 10’s, one male 20’s, one male 50’s, one female 60’s
  • Massac County: One male 20’s, one female 50’s, one male 50’s
  • Pope County: One female 80’s
  • Pulaski County: One male 50’s, one female 80’s
  • Union County: One male 20’s, one female 30’s, one male 30’s, one female 40’s, one male 50’s, three females 60’s, one female 80’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 486 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 7,883 negative COVID-19 tests have been reported in the region as of July 24.  Southern Seven reports 0 new deaths as a result of COVID-19 in the Southern Seven region.  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:

County Alexander Hardin Johnson Massac Pope Pulaski Union Total
Total Cases 33 15 50 31 5 91 261 486
Recovered 24 4 22 12 2 58 160 282
Active 9 11 28 19 3 33 83 186
Deaths 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 18


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 1,231 new individuals with COVID-19 identified on July 27 bringing the confirmed total in the State to 172,655 individuals, with 7,416 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.


There has been an increase in COVID-19 cases being spread by community transmission at social events and gatherings.  This virus can be spread up to 48 hours before a person has symptoms.  Anyone who has been at gatherings where little to no safety measures were in place is at risk of contracting COVID-19 and are asked to WATCH FOR THESE SYMPTOMS: Fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea.  If you begin to show symptoms, isolate immediately and contact your healthcare provider about getting tested for COVID-19.  Information impacting Phase 4 of Restore Illinois, including numbers of new cases, hospitalizations, and ICU bed availability can be found at http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics and at http://www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics.


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Contact tracing helps identify those who may be at risk after someone tests positive.  This is done to let people know what symptoms to watch for, reduces their exposures to others and slows the spread of COVID-19.  Should you be identified by Southern Seven Health Department as a possible contact, your cooperation is appreciated.


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)


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