CHICAGO (AP) – The Illinois Department of Public Health Wednesday announced 128 new cases of coronavirus across the state with two additional counties 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).
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 that will have the most up to date information.
A new website has been launched in addition to provide breaking updates, tips and resources for residents and businesses at coronavirus.illinois.gov.
“My administration is doing everything in our power to support our working families and our small businesses during this time – which means a lot of new information coming at you every day. Consider our new website as a hub for all the resources we’ve developed in response to this crisis,” Gov. J.B. Pritzker said. “If you want to review our announcements on unemployment eligibility benefits – which we expanded and sped up for those impacted by COVID-19 – or the work we’ve done to prevent utility shut-offs, expand health care, and support small businesses, you’ll find it all on this new website at coronavirus.illinois.gov.”
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