Illinois Coronavirus Update April 8: 13,549 Cases; 380 Deaths

Freda A. Nix

ILLINOIS — Illinois added 1,287 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, and 73 more people have died. As of 2:30 p.m., the state’s coronavirus case count stood at 13,549, with 380 deaths attributable to COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. Nationally, more than 383,256 Americans have the virus and 12,000 have died.

The new deaths in Illinois include:

  • Champaign County: 1 man in his 80s

  • Christian County: 1 woman in her 80s

  • Cook County: 1 woman in her 30s, 2 men in their 30s, 3 women in their 40s, 2 men in their 40s, 1 woman in her 50s, 2 men in their 50s, 2 women in their 60s, 4 men in their 60s, 4 women in their 70s, 5 men in their 70s, 8 women in their 80s, 5 men in their 80s, 1 man in his 90s, and 1 person

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26 Confirmed Cases In New Lenox Area

Freda A. Nix

NEW LENOX, IL — The new coronavirus outbreak in Illinois and across the country is having vast impacts in New Lenox, including the closure of several local businesses, the library, park district and schools.

As of Tuesday, the number of cases in Illinois is 15,078 and 462 people have died from the coronavirus. According to the Will County Department of Health, there are 914 confirmed cases in the county, and 35 county residents have died.

As of April 8, the Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting there are 26 confirmed cases of coronavirus in zip code 60451.

In an April 5 video update, Mayor Tim Baldermann said he is still receiving calls about children playing on playgrounds at parks or schools.

“By order of the governor, those playgrounds have been shut down,” Baldermann said. “It’s trespassing to be on any of that park equipment.”

He reminded residents that

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