Public Health Officials Announce 488 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease

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[September 23, 2020]  SPRINGFIELD The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 488 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including eight deaths. Approximately 86% of fatalities are among patients 60 years of age and older.

Bureau, Henry, and Iroquois counties are now reporting cases. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 3,026 cases, including 34 deaths, in 40 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to 99 years.

Confirmed Cases by Race

White 39%
Black 28%
Left blank 20%
Other 9%
Asian 4%

Confirmed Cases by Ethnicity

Not Hispanic or Latino 60%
Left blank 33%
Hispanic or Latino 7%

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*All data is provisional and will change.

[Illinois Office of Communication and Information]

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