State of Illinois March 13 Briefing – 46 Cases

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today is announcing 14 more individuals in Illinois have tested positive at the IDPH laboratory for coronavirus disease (COVID-19). 

Approximately 30% of the cases in Illinois are travel associated, about 41% are a contact of a  COVID-19 case, and the remaining cases do not have a clear connection and could be the result of spread in the community.  While the vast majority of cases are recovering, approximately 94% are in isolation either at home or in the hospital.  At this time, there have been no deaths associated with COVID-19 in Illinois. 

Among the 14 new cases, nine are Chicago, four Cook County, and one Lake County.  New cases being reported today range in age from 20s to 90s.