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71 cases fall off active count in Kankakee, largest single day drop to date

Experts asking rally attendees to quarantine for 14-days following attendance

Kankakee County Health Department officials announced the largest single day drop in active cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday.  The Department announced 71 active cases had fallen off that count in the last 24 hours.

Active countywide cases now stand at 601. 

That’s the lowest amount of active cases the county since mid-May. Kankakee’s overall cases since the pandemic now stand at 1,202 cases countywide. Seven cases were added on Wednesday but replaced numbers already announced due to an outside error in reporting outside of the Department.

Since Saturday, 45 new cases have been added to Kankakee County’s active case count, ranging in ages less than 13 to cases in their 90s. 

Health experts warn due to recent rallies and marches seen across the Country, a rise in COVID-19 cases could be forthcoming.  Anyone who’s attended a rally in the last week is advised by experts to self-quarantine for 14 days as a precautionary measure.   

Kankakee County has seen four days of rallies since Saturday, ranging in crowds as large as 200-300, estimated by local officials.

Since last Friday, Bonfield has begun reporting statistics to the Illinois Department of Public Health.  Case numbers below.

Since last Friday, cases have increased in Manteno (+19), Bourbonnais (+22), Bradley (+9), Momence (+3), Grant Park (+1), Pembroke (+2), St. Anne (+3), and Kankakee (+61).  Here’s how cases break down across Kankakee County via confirmed Zip Codes Wednesday evening:

  • 6 cases (Bonfield)
  • 89 Cases (Manteno)
  • 158 Cases (Bourbonnais)
  • 60 Cases (Bradley)
  • 532 Cases (Kankakee)
  • 32 Cases (St. Anne)
  • 31 Cases (Momence)
  • 21 Cases (Pembroke)
  • 12 Cases (Chebanse)
  • 7 Cases (Grant Park)
  • 6 Cases (Cabery)
  • 6 Cases (Herscher)

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