News Release

For Immediate Release

Date:  April 06, 2020

Subject:  Officials Provide COVID-19 Update

     The Franklin County Health Department today announced receiving a total of nine new positive cases for novel coronavirus, bringing Franklin County’s total of positive cases to 59.  All nine new cases are adults.  No further information about the patients will be released due to privacy laws.

     Health Officials also announced today a total of thirteen individuals met the ISDH and the CDC criteria to be released from quarantine.  Four of the thirteen had tested positive for COVID-19 and have since recovered.  The other nine persons are household members of the respective four individuals and showed no symptoms of the virus.

    Information about COVID-19 can be found on the Franklin County Government webpage at:  For updates on local information, follow the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department and Franklin County Health Department on Facebook.


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