IDPH Reports 29 New Cases Totaling 93 at Gov. JB Pritzker’s Coronavirus Press Conference Sunday, March 15, 2020

The Illinois Department of Public Health along with Governor J.B. reported on Sunday March 15, 2020 reported 29 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) across Illinois to a total of 93. Five additional counties are now reporting cases – Champaign, Clinton, Sangamon, Whiteside, and Winnebago counties. Other new coronavirus cases are located in Chicago and suburban Cook, Cumberland, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, St. Clair, and Woodford counties.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
in Illinois Test Results (3/15/2020)

Positive (Confirmed Cases) 93
Negative Results 932
Under Investigation 1025

— SOURCE: IDPH

“We are seeing the number of COVID-19 cases increase exponentially and in more locations across Illinois.At this point, it is best to assume that the coronavirus is circulating in your community and you should take the same precautions when interacting with other people that you would when interacting with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. This may seem like an extreme step, but this is how we reduce the number of new cases and prevent the health care system from being overwhelmed.”

— IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike

Currently, IDPH is reporting 93 cases in 13 counties in Illinois. Cases have occurred in all age ranges and the number of cases that do not have a clear connection to travel or a known COVID-19 case is increasing.

Social distancing measures, such as working from home when possible, limiting the amount of time spent in the community, and trying to avoid public transportation as much as possible, will help reduce the number of people who become sick at any given time and the possibility of exhausting our health care resources.

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There were 66 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Illinois reported Saturday, March 14, 2020.

There were 46 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Illinois reported Friday, March 13, 2020.

There were 32 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Illinois reported Thursday, March 12, 2020.

There were 25 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Illinois reported Wednesday, March 11, 2020.

There were 19 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Illinois reported Tuesday, March 10, 2020.

There were 11 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Illinois reported Monday, March 9, 2020 (Illinois Disaster Proclamation was declared on this date).

There were 7 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Illinois reported Sunday, March 8, 2020.

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Woodford County is near Peoria and Bloomington, Illinois.

St. Clair County is just east of St. Louis.

Cumberland County is south of Champaign, Illinois near Effingham.