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Close to 650 new COVID-19 cases in Illinois, 1 additional local case

SPRINGFIELD (WSIL) – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has announced 634 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 45 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 136,104 cases, including 6,625 deaths, in 101 counties in Illinois.

The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years.

The Jackson County Health Department posted on their Facebook Saturday confirming one additional case of COVID-19.

That case is in a preteen/teenage female, who is said to have acquired the disease through contact with another known case. She has since been placed in isolation.

To date, Jackson County has seen 321 cases of Coronavirus and 18 related deaths.

Eric Jamnik

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