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673 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease in IL: Some Demographics

COVID-19 positive cases in Illinois
COVID-19 positive cases in Illinois as of today. (IDPH)

Springfield, IL-(ENEWSPF)- The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Thursday announced 673 known 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. The department also reported demographics of confirmed cases.

As testing continues, more cases are revealed.

Approximately 87% of fatalities are among patients 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.

The age of cases ranges from younger than one to 99 years. 

Demographics: Confirmed Cases by Race

  • White – 40%
  • Black – 28%
  • Other – 9%
  • Asian – 4%
  • Left blank – 19%

Demographics: Confirmed Cases by Ethnicity

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

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Franklin County, Illinois

Tazewell County, Illinois

*All data is provisional and will change.

This is news from the Illinois Department of Public Health.

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