Phase 3 | Day 1: Kankakee County announces 20 new cases, 2 new deaths

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Twenty new cases of COVID-19 and two new deaths due to it were announced by the Kankakee County Health Department on the first official day of Phase 3 in Illinois.

The County’s totals now stand at 1,157 cases and 55 deaths.

Entering the weekend, there are 648 active cases in the County with 9 residents currently hospitalized due to the pandemic.

Kankakee officials have brushed aside the pandemic and continue to do their own thing for weeks now, pushing aside the Governor’s Restore Illinois plan.

Today, the Governor had a word of warning for residents as we enter a new Phase in Restore Illinois emerging from the pandemic. “We have to be careful.  Things as they open up also mean that opportunities to catch COVID-19 open up,” said Governor Pritzker during his last daily briefing on COVID-19 today.  “Wearing your face covering in public and other people wearing theirs is an enormously important thing to be doing going forward.”

Briefings will continue on an as-needed basis starting Monday. Entering the weekend, there are 648 active cases of COVID-19 in Kankakee County.  Nine of which are currently hospitalized.

Illinois Department of Health Director (IDPH) Dr. Ezike stressed the importance of Illinoisans talking to contact tracers if they are reached out to in the near future.  She also warned residents scammers could take advantage of the contact tracing efforts and stressed IDPH will not ask you for bank account, credit card, money or social security numbers.

IDPH will continue releasing daily COVID-19 numbers. Local county officials quit releasing daily numbers weeks ago. The next update locally won’t release until Monday afternoon.

Cases increased Friday via IDPH over the course of the past 24-hours increase in Manteno (+3), Bourbonnais (+7), Bradley (+2), Momence (+1), Pembroke (+1), St. Anne (+1), Herscher (+6), and Kankakee (+20).  Here’s how cases break down across Kankakee County via confirmed Zip Codes entering the weekend:

  • 73 Cases (Manteno)
  • 143 Cases (Bourbonnais)
  • 53 Cases (Bradley)
  • 491 Cases (Kankakee)
  • 30 Cases (St. Anne)
  • 29 Cases (Momence)
  • 19 Cases (Pembroke)
  • 13 Cases (Chebanse)
  • 6 Cases (Grant Park)
  • 6 Cases (Cabery)
  • 6 Cases (Herscher)

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