Douglas county among 35 IL counties reporting coronavirus cases; state total now at 1,865

Wabash Valley COVID-19 updates

ISDH has released the latest data regarding COVID-19 in the state.

SPRINGFIELD – Douglas, Marshall and Morgan counties are the latest Illinois counties to report coronavirus cases.

According to the latest reports released Wednesday, 330 new cases were reported, bringing the state total to 1,865 confirmed cases in 35 counties. Nineteen people have died.

The three latest deaths were a Kane County man in his 90s, a Cook County man in his 60s and a Will County woman in her 50s.

The age of cases ranges from younger than one to 99 years. 

A total of 14,209 tests have been administered in the state.

The person who tested positive in Douglas County is currently at home on self-quarantine, according to the Douglas County Health Department. It is the first positive case out of 21 people tested in the county. So far, eight tests have come back negative and 12 are still pending.

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.

For updates on IDOC’s response to COVID-19,visit https://www2.illinois.gov/idoc/facilities/Pages/Covid19Response.aspx

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.

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