Illinois COVID-19 cases top 2,500, 25 deaths

SPRIMGFIELD, I’ll.– The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 673 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including seven deaths; 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 are among patient 60 years of age 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. Clinton County is reporting its fifth case. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to 99 years.

Confirmed Cases by Race

White – 40%
Black – 28%
Other – 9%
Asian – 4%
Left blank – 19%
Confirmed Cases by Ethnicity

Hispanic or Latino – 7%
Not Hispanic or Latino – 61%
Left blank – 32%