Public Health Officials Announce 330
New Cases of Coronavirus Disease
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[September 16, 2020]
The Illinois Department of
Public Health (IDPH) today announced 330 new cases of coronavirus
disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including three deaths; a Kane
County man in his 90s, a Cook County man in his 60s, and a Will
County woman in her 50s.
Douglas, Marshall, and Morgan counties are now
reporting cases. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,865 cases
in 35 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger
than one to 99 years.
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.
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