Daily COVID Update: (June 23)

Jun 23, 2020

Illinois Public Health Director Dr. Ngoze Ezike says "now is the time to catch up" when it comes to routine wellness checks and immunizations, as the state prepares to move to Phase 4 of reopening at the end of the week.

Another 601 positive tests were recorded on Tuesday, bringing the statewide total to 137,825. In addition, Illinois added 38 deaths - the death toll in the state from COVID-19 is 6,707.

The state's positivity rate - a number comparing positive tests with the overall test count -  2% for June 16-22. Illinois has processed nearly 1.4 million tests since the pandemic arrived.

LOCAL CASES (3:00pm Update)

Effingham County Health Department:

  • 11 overall positive cases of COVID-19, with seven recoveries and one death.
  • 1,552 negative tests results.

Egyptian Health Department:

  • Total COVID-19 positive cases stands at 13, with 12 recoveries.
  • 1,569 tests administered in the three-county service area

Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department:

  • Total COVID-19 positive cases now stands at 97 cases with 76 recoveries and 4 deaths in Williamson County, 12 cases with 12 recoveries in Franklin County.

Jackson County Health Department:

  • 1 new death reported - a woman in her 90s.
  • No new cases reported.
  • Jackson County's total positive test count is 323, with 289 recoveries and 18 deaths.

Jefferson County Public Health Department:

  • No new cases reported.
  • Overall there have been 107 positive cases of COVID-19, with 92 recoveries and 14 deaths.
  • 2,391 negative test results.

Marion County Health Department:

  • 2 new cases reported - a woman in her 50s and a woman in her 70s.
  • Overall, there have been 64 positive cases of COVID-19, with 55 recoveries.
  • 1,998 negative test results.

Perry County Health Department:

  • Overall, 44 positive cases of COVID-19, with 43 recoveries.
  • 1,030 negative test results.

Randolph County Health Department:

  • No new cases reported.
  • Overall, 279 positive cases of COVID-19, with 272 recoveries and seven deaths.
  • 2,629 negative test results.

Richland County Public Health Department:

  • Overall, 4 positive cases of COVID-19, with 4 recoveries in Richland County. Two additional cases were identified, but those patients live outside Richland County.
  • 1,206 negative test results.

Southern Seven Health Department:

  • 1 new case - a woman in her 30s from Alexander County.
  • Overall, Southern Seven reports 292 total confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 181 recoveries and 18 deaths.
  • 4,255 negative test results in the 7 county service area (as of June 19).