State health officials report 330 new coronavirus cases, Illinois total now 1,865

Gov. JB Pritzker and state health officials give the daily update on COVID-19. (WJBC file photo)

 

By Neil Doyle

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health on Wednesday announced 330 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the state total to 1,865.

The IDPH announced three more deaths; a Kane County man in his 90s, a Cook County man in his 60s, and a Will County woman in her 50s.

Douglas, Marshall, and Morgan counties are now reporting cases.  The number of Illinois counties now reporting cases is 35.  Counties reporting cases can be found here.

There are no new cases in McLean County, according to the McLean County Health Department.  Just over 100 people have been tested in the county.  There are 34 pending test results, according to MCHD.

Two correctional officers and one man incarcerated at Stateville Correctional Center have tested positive as well as a contractual worker at Sheridan Correctional Center.  The two Stateville correctional officers are recovering at home and the individual who is incarcerated is isolated and recovering in the hospital.  Those who have been identified as being potentially exposed are being quarantined and the facility is on a 14-day lockdown.

After consulting with IDPH, the Department of Corrections determined staff and men incarcerated at the Sheridan facility were at low to medium risk for potential exposure.  The facility also was placed on a 14-day lockdown.

Neil Doyle can be reached at neil.doyle@cumulus.com

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