Workers staff a COVID-19 screening site in Murphysboro.

Southern Illinois Healthcare has released some information about their COVID-19 response. Their 24-hour SIH COVID-19 Hotline, virtual visits and drive-through testing clinics are key to their response.

As of Wednesday, here are the numbers:

More than 3,700 people had called the hotline.

Virtual visits have been utilized for 1,500 people.

Subsequently, 637 patients were referred to an SIH drive-through testing clinic.

Specimens from 300 individuals have been sent for COVID-19 lab analysis.

As of Friday morning, there were four confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Southern Illinois, two in Jackson County and one each in Franklin and Williamson counties.

The SIH COVID-19 hotline number is 844-988-7800.

— Marilyn Halstead