IDPH Reports 128 New Coronavirus COVID-19 Cases for a Total of 288 Cases in Illinois and a Total of 42 Cases at a DuPage County Nursing Home

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 128 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) across Illinois. Two additional counties are now reporting cases; Kendall and Madison counties.

An additional 20 individuals at the long-term care facility in DuPage County experiencing an outbreak have tested positive, bringing the total to 42 (30 residents and 12 staff).

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
in Illinois Test Results (3/18/2020)

Positive (Confirmed Cases) 288
Deaths 1
Negative Results XX
Under Investigation 2052

— SOURCE: IDPH

Currently, IDPH is reporting 288 cases in 17 counties in Illinois. Cases have occurred in ages 9 to 91. Cases by county can be found on the IDPH website, as well as a list of local health departments who will have the most up to date information.

Social distancing measures everyone can take include:

Staying home as much as possible

If gatherings are necessary, limiting the number of people to 10

Calling to check on family, neighbors, and older adults instead of visiting

Checking with your provider about telehealth options

For information on actions you, your school, workplace, and community can take, please visit Steps to Stay Safe from COVID-19. For general questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email [email protected]

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