Illinois’ death toll from coronavirus tops 300

Provident Hospital of Cook County nurse Kate Ikenyi participates in an end of shift demonstration, Monday, April 6, 2020, in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood. The city is launching a health campaign focused on the city's black and brown communities, follo

Illinois’ death toll from COVID-19 surpassed 300 on Monday, as state officials reported that some 12,262 people have tested positive.

Posted: Apr 6, 2020 8:15 PM
Updated: Apr 7, 2020 12:24 PM

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois’ death toll from COVID-19 surpassed 300 on Monday, as state officials reported that some 12,262 people have tested positive.

The state reported 33 more deaths, for a total of 307. It confirmed 1,006 new cases, Gov. J.B. Pritzker and his public health director reported at their daily briefing.

Illinois is girding for its worst days in dealing with rising deaths and new infections while schools remain empty and Pritzker’s stay-at-home order remains in effect until April 30 to slow the virus’ spread.

For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia, and death.

Pritzker also addressed comments that President Donald Trump made Sunday about Illinois’ efforts to obtain masks and other personal protective equipment for health care workers. Trump, who has defended his administration’s help to states seeking protective gear, singled Pritzker out repeatedly, saying at one point, “Like in Illinois, the governor couldn’t do his job, so we had to help him.”

Pritzker began his Monday appearance by spelling out the discrepancy between what the federal government has provided and what Illinois bought on its own, often competing against other states and foreign countries.

For example, he noted that the federal government had supplied 368,000 specialized N95 masks and 693,000 protective gloves, while the state had procured 10 million N95 masks and 19 million gloves.

Pritzker said experts expect Illinois health care workers will need up 1.5 million N95 masks and 25 million gloves every 10 days to care for infected patients.

“To anyone who wants a response to some of the blame-shifting coming out of the White House, all I have to say is: Look at the numbers,” Pritzker said.

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Illinois Coronavirus Cases

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Cases: 1680908

Reported Deaths: 28023
CountyCasesDeaths
Cook63626111214
DuPage1086211379
Will915681128
Lake802871090
Kane68604874
Winnebago41222561
Madison40178598
St. Clair36326599
McHenry34856331
Champaign27087197
Peoria26991368
Sangamon25818287
McLean23073220
Tazewell20689331
Rock Island18919362
Kankakee17959249
Kendall16268114
Macon15344252
LaSalle15078287
Vermilion14453201
Adams13188152
DeKalb12201134
Williamson12091175
Whiteside8328183
Jackson810494
Boone796583
Coles7918125
Ogle759290
Grundy741386
Franklin7339115
Knox7321169
Clinton7136102
Macoupin6988106
Marion6935144
Henry666177
Effingham6639100
Jefferson6573143
Livingston599498
Stephenson587893
Woodford578492
Randolph5563100
Christian536682
Fulton527977
Monroe5258103
Morgan5088100
Logan495675
Montgomery492882
Lee479760
Bureau444291
Saline436169
Perry433975
Fayette432464
Iroquois422577
McDonough374861
Shelby349848
Jersey336953
Lawrence335533
Crawford333730
Douglas328437
Union307748
Wayne304863
White280833
Richland280157
Hancock274435
Clark266940
Cass266531
Pike265658
Edgar260649
Clay259854
Bond257525
Ford246059
Warren244866
Carroll237138
Moultrie236333
Johnson229732
Wabash217319
Jo Daviess216629
Massac216551
Mason214452
Washington212928
De Witt206530
Greene205640
Mercer205036
Piatt202814
Cumberland190126
Menard172513
Jasper161621
Marshall141721
Hamilton134222
Schuyler108810
Brown106610
Pulaski104612
Edwards104118
Stark81828
Gallatin7939
Alexander73212
Scott7126
Henderson70914
Calhoun6932
Hardin60916
Putnam5674
Pope5566
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Indiana Coronavirus Cases

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Cases: 1007681

Reported Deaths: 16470
CountyCasesDeaths
Marion1355212121
Lake664101166
Allen57993801
Hamilton46350465
St. Joseph44397615
Elkhart35949510
Vanderburgh32251480
Tippecanoe27933260
Johnson25107445
Hendricks23897359
Porter22929365
Madison18748409
Clark18557252
Vigo17479303
Monroe15263200
LaPorte15173250
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Warrick11292189
Floyd11108215
Wayne10986253
Grant10082220
Morgan9472176
Boone8926115
Dubois8271131
Henry8229152
Dearborn822393
Noble8031106
Marshall7939135
Cass7546121
Lawrence7457171
Shelby7189119
Jackson698289
Gibson6597115
Harrison649192
Knox6421106
Huntington6395100
DeKalb632399
Montgomery6264111
Miami593398
Putnam581278
Clinton576171
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Steuben562576
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Daviess4677114
Scott438974
Greene425196
Wells424888
Clay423360
White418764
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Fayette406587
Jennings387361
Posey376644
Washington359151
LaGrange359078
Randolph3452100
Spencer340243
Fountain335760
Sullivan329452
Starke317171
Owen314771
Fulton312667
Orange293664
Jay284645
Franklin265643
Perry265452
Rush262432
Carroll261934
Vermillion258654
Parke231426
Pike229243
Tipton228159
Blackford193142
Pulaski183757
Crawford159823
Newton158348
Benton150617
Brown146747
Martin138719
Switzerland135011
Warren121116
Union107016
Ohio84613
Unassigned0540