State's Department of Public Health announces 673 new cases of coronavirus

State’s Department of Public Health announces 673 new

The Illinois Department of Public Health announced 673 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois March 26, 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 percent of fatalities are among patient 60 years of age and older.

Franklin and Tazewell counties are now reporting cases.  The 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.

The Thursday total of 2,538 is up 1,785 from the number officially announced earlier this week.

On March 21, the Department of Public Health announced 168 new cases in 26 counties, which a total of 753 cases.