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Herscher reports, now 547 COVID-19 cases linked to large gatherings in Kankakee County

Six new deaths were reported over the extended holiday weekend in Kankakee

Kankakee County Health Department returned to work after the Memorial Day weekend to announce a stunning new fact.  Nearly half of all COVID-19 cases in the County have been linked to a congregate or large gathering.

The new data comes as Kankakee see its 11th County zip code begin reporting data by IDPH tonight.  Herscher previously went unreported and now has six cases to date since the pandemic began in March.

At least 547 such cases are labeled under the new classification. The numbers account for new contact tracing measures put in place by Health Departments across the United States. County Health officials also announced 55 new cases Tuesday.  The numbers date back to last Friday and account for the long holiday weekend.

There have now been 1,096 cases to date in the County.

As of Tuesday, there are 675 active cases, up by 14 since last Friday, of COVID-19 in the County.  There are now 12 area residents hospitalized due to contraction of the virus. 

Six new deaths were announced since Friday, raising the areas death toll to 53. 

Cases increased Tuesday via IDPH over the course of the past 72-hours increase in Manteno (+4), Bourbonnais (+10), Bradley (+8), Momence (+2), Pembroke (+1), St. Anne (+1), Herscher (+6), and Kankakee (+24).  Here’s how cases break down across Kankakee County via confirmed Zip Codes Tuesday evening:

  • 65 Cases (Manteno)
  • 131 Cases (Bourbonnais)
  • 50 Cases (Bradley)
  • 450 Cases (Kankakee)
  • 28 Cases (St. Anne)
  • 26 Cases (Momence)
  • 19 Cases (Pembroke)
  • 13 Cases (Chebanse)
  • 6 Cases (Grant Park)
  • 6 Cases (Cabery)
  • 6 Cases (Herscher)

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