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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 Jefferson County Health Department reports 38 new cases of COVID-19 at a single long-term care facility.

Officials say four others tested positive bringing the total to 42 additional cases in the county within the last 24 hours.

The Caretaking Of Life

Jul 22, 2019
Amelia Blakely

Caretaking of passing loved ones can be a stressful journey with a dim light at the end of the tunnel. 

Kris Juul, a  World War II veteran and Southern Illinois University Professor at Carbondale, helps his family take care of his final moments with the story of his past and present life. 

Visual adapation: Part 1