Illinois reports 673 new coronavirus cases, 7 additional deaths

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SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health Thursday announced 673 new cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois.

Seven additional deaths were also reported; 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. 

A total of 16,631 tests have been administered in the state.

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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