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Kankakee has worst COVID-19 day in nearly a month, 23 new cases announced

Ages 20-29 added 7 new cases, moves into 2nd place in age groups in County

The Kankakee County Health Department announced today 23 new cases of COVID-19.  It’s the most cases the County has announced in a single day since nearly a month ago on April 10th, when the County announced 32 new cases in a single 24-hour stretch. 

There are now 438 COVID-19 cases in Kankakee County. No new deaths or recoveries were announced today.  Deaths in the County remain at 30 with recoveries at 101.

Age group 20-29 moved into second place on Monday, announcing 7 new cases bringing the bracket to a total of 70 positive cases since the pandemic began.  Ages 50-59 remain in first place, with 74.

Six county zip codes announced an increase in case counts, per IDPH today, including Kankakee, Bourbonnais, Bradley, Manteno, Pembroke and Momence.

On Monday, Governor Pritzker announced 2,341 new known cases of the COVID-19 bringing totals since the pandemic began to 63,840.  The Governor also announced 46 more deaths today, bringing overall known death tolls to 2,662 statewide since the start of the pandemic.

Here’s how cases break down across Kankakee County via confirmed Zip Codes entering the weekend:

  • 19 Cases (Manteno)
  • 63 Cases (Bourbonnais)
  • 23 Cases (Bradley)
  • 226 Cases (Kankakee)
  • 10 Cases (St. Anne)
  • 12 Cases (Momence)
  • 15 Cases (Pembroke)
  • 7 Cases (Chebanse)

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