March 16 Daily Briefing: 12 New Cases

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 12 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) across Illinois.  Two additional counties are now reporting cases, Peoria and Will counties.  Other locations with cases include Chicago and Champaign, Clinton, Cook, Cumberland, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, Sangamon, St. Clair, Whiteside, Winnebago, and  Woodford counties.   

Currently, IDPH is reporting 105 cases in 15 counties in Illinois.  Cases have occurred in all age ranges and the number of cases that do not have a clear connection to travel or a known COVID-19 case is increasing.

For information about how you, your school, workplace, and community can prepare, please visit Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities.  For general questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email dph.sick@illinois.gov.

A list of local health departments can be found on the IDPH website.