Union County Sees a COVID-19 Outbreak

May 14, 2020

One southern Illinois county has experienced a surge in COVID-19 cases in the past week.

Union County's total number of cases has nearly doubled since May 7. On the 7th, the county had 57 cases. In just the past week, the county has recorded 51 cases...including 38 on Wednesday.

The Illinois Department of Public Health reports there have been 40 cases in outbreaks at local long-term care facilities...35 at Integrity of Anna and the other five at Integrity of Cobden. The county's lone death came from the Anna facility.

The Southern Seven Health Department reports several Union County residents who have tested positive are tied to outbreaks at workplaces outside of the southern seven region.