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Southern Seven Counties Remain at Low COVID-19 Community Level

ULLIN – Southern Seven Health Department reports that IDPH has announced that positive COVID-19 case numbers and hospitalizations are slowly increasing in parts of Southern Illinois. As a result, Southern Seven is encouraging all residents to follow simple, yet effective, mitigation strategies to help keep numbers low.

As of April 29, Southern Seven reported that all of the counties it serves remained in the Low COVID-19 Community Level however any increase in positive cases would have an impact on the region’s hospital capacity. The CDC recommends using county COVID-19 Community Levels to help determine which prevention measures to use for individuals and communities. Recommended prevention measures for Low Community Level include:

• Stay home when sick
• Wash your hands
• Wear a mask in high risk areas
• Talk to your healthcare provider about testing and COVID-19 treatments.
• Stay current on your COVID-19 vaccines and boosters

Southern Seven Health Department will continue to monitor COVID-19 transmission throughout the region it serves and inform the public as needed. For more information about the CDC COVID-19 Community Levels, visit