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Illinois surpasses 3000 COVID-19 cases

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Screen Shot 2020-03-27 at 2.54.14 PMSPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Friday announced 488 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including eight deaths.  Approximately 86% of fatalities are among patients 60 years of age and older.

Thursday, Illinois reported 673 cases and 330 Wednesday. 

The numbers are to be expected to go up as more and more Illinoisans are being tested for COVID-19. However, as the number of confirmed cases dramatically goes up each day, the daily number of fatalities has thus far not paralleled the case increase.

Bureau, Henry, and Iroquois counties are now reporting cases.  Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 3,026 cases, including 34 deaths, in 40 counties in Illinois.  The age of cases ranges from younger than one to 99 years.

Screen Shot 2020-03-27 at 4.43.43 PMConfirmed Cases by Race

• White – 39%
• Black – 28%
• Left blank – 20%
• Other – 9%
• Asian – 4%

Confirmed Cases by Ethnicity

• Not Hispanic or Latino – 60%
• Left blank – 33%
• Hispanic or Latino – 7%

For all personal protective equipment (PPE) donations, email [email protected].  For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email [email protected].  

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1 COMMENT

  1. Trump now pats himself on the back and says only a measly 100,000 deaths will be a SUCCESS!!!!
    Now when will Trump cancel election and declare himself permanent dictator until THIS CRISIS is ended like the petty dictator wannabe he really is.
    you all voted for con man dictator wannabe murderer.