Will County Health Department unexpectedly release a case map of positive COVID-19 cases.
According to the map, it appears to show most cases in Will County currently centered in Bolingbrook, Plainfield and portions of Joliet, while only a handful of current positive cases are located in Manhattan, Mokena, Frankfort and Monee. Peotone and Wilmington, two of the furthest southern areas of the County, each appear by the map to host only a single case.
Earlier tonight, Will County reported 192 cases of COVID-19.
While the map released clearly is marked “NOT FOR PUBLIC RELEASE,” that stance has apparently changed in recent days by officials at the Health Department, who released the map tonight via Facebook.
Country Herald reached out to the Will County Health Department tonight for a comment. The Will County Health Department begins work from home starting tomorrow.