Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 2,088 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 74 additional deaths.
During today’s report, IDPH announced a third resident of the Manteno Veterans’ Home has passed away in the pandemic. There are now 63 individuals who have contracted COVID-19 at Illinois Veterans’ Homes with three deaths, all belonging to the Manteno facility.
On Thursday, the Department of Veterans Affairs wrote residents and family members regarding the current status of COVID at Manteno. At the time, there were 44 confirmed cases at the facility with 10 employees and 33 residents testing positive for the virus.
“We understand this news can be distressing, and we encourage you to contact your loved ones for mutual support of one another.” Administrator Tanya Smith wrote in the letter. “We promise to keep you informed as we do everything possible to keep our residents safe.”
Illinois now has 92,457 cases of COVID-19 in the state since the pandemic began, including 4,129 deaths spread across 100 of Illinois’ 102 counties. The statewide 7-day rolling positivity rate is at 15%. There have now been 561,649 tests in the State of Illinois to date.
As a reminder to the community, a negative test is only valid at the time of testing. Any test taken outside of that window could result in a different result.