The Jackson County Health Department reports five new cases.
The new positive results include two people in their 20's; one each in their 40's, 60's and 70's.
All of these cases are thought to have acquired the disease locally, through contact with other known or suspected cases.To date, there have been 21 total laboratory-confirmed positives of COVID-19 in Jackson County, including one death. Five individuals have recovered enough to be released from isolation.
Southern Seven Health Department reports the first case of COVID-19 in Pulaski County.
This individual, a female in her 60’s, has been notified and is isolating.
That bring the number to three people in the southern seven counties who have tested positive, other other two are in Massac County.
Richland County is reporting its first confirmed case of COVID-19.
The county health department reports the patient is a man in his 60s, who is isolating at home and doing well.
Health experts say numbers in local communities will continue to rise, and are asking people to stay home when possible, wear masks and maintain social distancing if they have to go out.