Illinois reports more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases, 18 new deaths

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) – Illinois reported 1,105 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday afternoon, bringing the total number of cases in the state to more than 4,500.

Below is the news release from the state of Illinois in its entirety:

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 1,105 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 18 additional deaths. 

– Cook County: male 50s, 2 females 60s, 2 males 70s, 3 females 70s, 2 males 80s, female 80s
– DuPage County: male 60s
– Kane County: male 40s, 2 males 90s
– Kendal County: male 60s
– LaSalle County: male 80s
– St. Clair County: female 70s

Bond, Knox, Menard, and Montgomery counties are now reporting cases.  Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 4,596 cases, including 65 deaths, in 47 counties in Illinois.  The age of cases ranges from younger than one to 99 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 is provisional and will change.

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