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Illinois Public Health Officials Announce 986 New Cases of Covid-19 Virus

 The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 986 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 42 additional deaths.  Locally, we’re still on just 1 case in Saline County Illinois.  Gallatin, White, Hamilton, Wayne and Edwards Counties in Illinois are all still clean as of 3:15pm (4/1/20).  Across the river in Posey County, there are 4 confirmed positive cases.  Elsewhere in the Hoosier state, there are 18 cases we know about in Vanderburgh County, 8 in Warrick, 4 in Gibson and 3 in Dubois County.

New cases in Illinois today include:

– Carroll County: 1 male 80s
– Cook County: 1 male 20s, 2 males 30s, 2 males 40s, 1 male 50s, 1 female 50s, 3 males 60s, 2 females 60s, 5 males 70s, 3 females 70s, 3 male 80s, 4 females 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 female 100s. (5 incomplete data)
– DuPage County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 70s
– Kane County: 1 female 90s
– Lake County: 1 male 50s
– Sangamon County: 1 male 90s
– Will County: 1 male 60s
– Winnebago County: 1 male 60s

Massac and Vermilion counties are now reporting cases.  Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 6,980 cases, including 141 deaths, in 56 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  For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email

*All data is provisional and will change.

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