Two other residents of Jackson County, another resident of Williamson County and another resident of Massac County have tested positive for COVID-19, according to press releases released Sunday by public health officials.
The Jackson County Health Department said in a statement that the two new cases were acquired locally. One is a woman in her forties, isolated at home and in good health; the other is a woman in her 60s who is isolated in a long-term care facility in good condition, the statement said.
To date, there have been 12 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county, including one death.
The Franklin-Williamson County Health Department said in its press release that another person had been tested positive in Williamson County, a woman in her twenties who was allegedly exposed to the virus while traveling in another state. She is at home isolated, according to the press release. This is the fifth laboratory confirmed case of COVID-19 in Williamson County.
In Massac County, officials from the Southern Seven Health Department said in a press release on Sunday that another person had tested positive, a man in his sixties. He is isolated at home. This is the second confirmed case of COVID-19 in Massac County.
Public health officials are investigating the cases and talking to people with HIV who they may have met before their diagnosis. Public health officials can place other people under quarantine in their homes if it is determined that they have been exposed significantly. Anyone contacted by public health officials is asked to respond quickly.