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State public health officials announce 1,105 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced on Sunday that 1,105 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were confirmed in Illinois since Saturday, including 18 additional deaths. Illinois has the seventh highest number of cases in the country with 4,596. There have been 65 deaths.

On Saturday, IDPH announced the first death of an infant with COVID-19.

“There has never before been a death associated with COVID-19 in an infant.  A full investigation is underway to determine the cause of death,” said IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike.  “We must do everything we can to prevent the spread of this deadly virus. If not to protect ourselves, but to protect those around us.”

During the state’s Sunday briefing, Ezike said the cause of the infant’s death is still under investigation. 

Older adults are at higher risk of severe illness, and more than 85 percent of deaths in Illinois are among individuals 60 years of age and older.  However, people of all ages are suffering severe illness.

The deaths in the past day include: 

  • Cook County: a male in his 50s, two females in their 60s, two males in their 70s, three females in their 70s, two males in their 80s, a female in her 80s.
  • DuPage County: a male in his 60s.
  • Kane County: a male in his 40s, two males in their 90s.
  • Kendal County: a male in his 60s.
  • LaSalle County: a male in his 80s.
  • St. Clair County: a female in her 70s.

Bond, Knox, Menard and Montgomery counties are now reporting cases. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to 99 years. 

For all personal protective equipment (PPE) donations, email [email protected].  

For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email [email protected].     

IDPH officials note that all data is provisional and will change.

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