As Memorial Day approaches, 29 new cases, 1 new death announced in Kankakee

Headed into the holiday weekend, there are 661 active cases in the County

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Residents in Kankakee wait to be tested for COVID-19 at King Middle School May 8th. [Photo: Riverside Healthcare]

Less than a day after hundreds gathered in front of the Kankakee County Courthouse sporting more picket signs and angry faces than PPE, 29 new cases of COVID-19 were announced by health officials. Among the new cases announced headed into Memorial Day weekend included five under the age of 13.

Active cases in Kankakee County now stand at 661 of the total 1,041 to date.  One new death was announced by health officials this afternoon, bringing the death total to 47.  Headed into the holiday weekend, 17 area residents are hospitalized with the pandemic.

According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, cases in the Kankakee zip jumped 31 counts since Thursday afternoon.

County health officials made a point to include long-term care counts in today’s numbers, which now stand at less than half of all County cases.  To date, 503 of the County’s 1,041 cases have occurred at multiple long-term care facilities in the area.

As a reminder, the Kankakee County Health Department will no longer report cases on the weekend. New cases are expected to be higher than average on Monday due to delayed reporting.

Cases increased Friday via IDPH over the course of the past 24-hours increased in Manteno (+2), Bourbonnais (+6), Bradley (+1), Momence (+2), Chebanse (+2), and Kankakee (+31).  Here’s how cases break down across Kankakee County via confirmed Zip Codes on Friday:

  • 61 Cases (Manteno)
  • 121 Cases (Bourbonnais)
  • 42 Cases (Bradley)
  • 426 Cases (Kankakee)
  • 27 Cases (St. Anne)
  • 24 Cases (Momence)
  • 18 Cases (Pembroke)
  • 13 Cases (Chebanse)
  • 6 Cases (Grant Park)
  • 6 Cases (Cabery)

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