Public Health Officials Announce 236 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease March 23


SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced 236 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including three deaths in Cook County; two men in their 80s and a man in his 90s, on Monday, March 23.

The county of Monroe is now also reporting a case. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,285 cases in 31 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to 99 years. Cases by county can be found on the IDPH website, as well as a list of local health departments who will have the most up-to-date information.

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