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Illinois Public Health Officials Announce 673 New Cases of Covid-19 Disease

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 673 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including seven deaths; a man in his 50s, two men and two women in their 60s, a man in his 70s, and a woman in her 90s.  Approximately 87% of fatalities are among patient 60 years of age and older.

Franklin and Tazewell counties are now reporting cases.  Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 2,538 cases, including 26 deaths, in 37 counties in Illinois.  The age of cases ranges from younger than one to 99 years.

Confirmed Cases by Race

• White – 40%
• Black – 28%
• Other – 9%
• Asian – 4%
• Left blank – 19%

Confirmed Cases by Ethnicity

• Hispanic or Latino – 7%
• Not Hispanic or Latino – 61%
• Left blank – 32%

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