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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