CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois continues to see an upward trend with the coronavirus as the state records another 2,295 cases.
According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, along with more than 2,000 cases confirmed, there were another 25 deaths. On Tuesday, the number of COVID-19 cases was at 1,740.
On Tuesday, Doctor Allison Arwady, Commissioner for the Chicago Department of Public Health said while numbers dip slightly, people must still be vigilant and practice proper COVID-19 protective measures.
“As you start thinking about higher risk activities, particularly if there are folks who are at higher risk within your bubble, I ask everyone in Chicago to do the things that we know work where those face coverings. Keep your physical distance, do the good hand hygiene and protect those among us who are most vulnerable. If we do that, I’m confident we will continue to keep this outbreak broadly in control,” Arwady said.
The following list has where the deaths were recorded.
*Cook County: 1 male 20s, 1 female 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 3 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
*DeKalb County: 1 female 80s
*Jefferson County: 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
*Knox County: 1 female 80s
*LaSalle County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
*Madison County: 1 female 80s
*Morgan County: 1 male 70s, 2 females 80s
*St. Clair County: 1 male 30s, 1 male 70s
*Wabash County: 1 female 60s
*Will County: 1 male 60s
The state has now confirmed 7,806 COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. Anyone with COVID-19 questions can call a state hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or can email questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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— IDPH (@IDPH) August 19, 2020