Public Health Officials Announce 1,222 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease

Public Health Officials Announce 1,222 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease
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Public Health Officials Announce 1,222 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease

The number of coronavirus cases continue to increase in Illinois and in Cook County with total deaths now at 868 as of Tuesday morning.

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 1,222 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 74 additional deaths.

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– Cook County: 1 male 30s, 3 males 40s, 2 females 50s, 3 males 50s, 1 unknown 50s, 1 female 60s, 5 males 60s, 5 females 70s, 3 males 70s, 2 females 80s, 5 males 80s, 3 females 90s, 1 female 100+
– DuPage County: 1 male 30s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 2 females 80s
– Jackson County: 1 male 70s
– Kankakee County: 1 male 80s
– Lake County: 1 male 50s, 3 males 60s, 1 unknown 60s, 1 female 70s, 2 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 4 males 80s
– McHenry County: 1 male 50s
– Monroe County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
– Sangamon County: 1 female 70s
– Tazewell County: 1 male 80s
– Whiteside County: 1 female 90s
– Will County; 1 male 40s, 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 2 males 70s, 4 males 80s, 2 females 90s, 1 female 100+

Clay County is now reporting a case.  Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 23,247 cases, including 868 deaths, in 88 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years.

For all personal protective equipment (PPE) donations, email PPE.donations@illinois.gov. For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email dph.sick@illinois.gov.

*All data are provisional and will change. In order to rapidly report COVID-19 information to the public, data are being reported in real-time. Information is constantly being entered into an electronic system and the number of cases and deaths can change as additional information is gathered.

The current total reported cases of COVID-19 in the US is 577,729 with 23,115 deaths. Worldwide COVID-19 cases now total 1,910,283 with 118,546 deaths.

We continue to see an alarming trend of increased COVID cases in Cook County in younger adult deaths. Please remind everyone – STAY AT HOME!! STAY AT HOME!! DO YOUR PART YOU STOP THIS VIRUS. STAY AT HOME.

Ray Hanania

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