673 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease Reported in Illinois


Published on March 26 2020 3:28 pm
Last Updated on March 26 2020 3:35 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

The Illinois Department of Public Health Thursday announced 673 new cases of coronavirus disease in the state.

Seven more deaths were announced; 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 in the state so far as among patients age 60 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. 

IDPH also gave a racial breakdown of those with confirmed cases in Illinois. The breakdown: 40% white, 28% black, 9% other, 4% Asian, 19% no information provided.

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