FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
3/26/2020

CONTACT:
Melaney Arnold
Covid.media@illinois.gov

 Public Health Officials Announce 673 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease

SPRINGFIELD – 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.  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%

For all personal protective equipment (PPE) donations, email PPE.donations@illinois.gov.  For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email dph.sick@illinois.gov.  

*All data is provisional and will change.