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Illinois virus cases climb beyond 60,000 | #cyberfraud | #criminal | #cybersecurity | #informationsecurity


WOOD RIVER — Gov. J.B. Pritzker warned residents on Sunday against falling victim to coronavirus-related scams as the number of cases statewide surpassed 60,000.

The Madison County Health Department announced another death and 19 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, bringing the total to 24 deaths and 364 cases. The deceased was identified as a woman in her 60s.

Statewide there were 2,994 new cases and 63 new deaths reported on Sunday. Pritzker said there are now 2,618 deaths statewide and 61,499 cases. He also noted there were 19,417 new tests performed in the past 24 hours — the highest number to date.

Pritzker also said cases have been reported in all but five of Illinois’ 102 counties. He said there are 4,701 people hospitalized with coronavirus, including 1,232 in intensive care unit beds and 759 on ventilators.

The Madison County figures on Sunday included 75 people hospitalized and 99 recovered, meaning they have completed isolation.

Illinois Department of Public Health information released by ZIP code Sunday showed additional cases in the Alton, Edwardsville, Glen Carbon, Troy, Granite City and Collinsville, areas. For the first time, the Maryville area also was noted on the IDPH website with six cases.

A total of 96 cases were reported in 62025 (Edwardsville) with 58 in 62040 (Granite City/Pontoon Beach), 50 in 62002 (Alton), 42 in 62034 (Glen Carbon), 30 in 62234 (Collinsville), 15 in 62294 (Troy) and 11 in 62035 (Godfrey).


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Area COVID-19 cases by county

St. Clair – 537 (33 deaths)

Madison – 364 (24 deaths)

Clinton – 112 (5 deaths)

Monroe – 75 (11 deaths)

Montgomery – 28 (1 death)

Jersey – 13 (1 death)

Bond – 6 (1 death)

Macoupin – 32

Washington – 13

Greene – 3

Calhoun – 1

Sources: Illinois Department of Public Health and Madison County Health Department.

Ten cases were reported in 62052 (Jerseyville), 62060 (Madison), 62249 (Highland) and 62056 (Litchfield); nine in 62095 (Wood River); eight in 62010 (Bethalto); seven in 62024 (East Alton), 62090 (Venice) and 62069 (Mount Olive); and six in 62062 (Maryville) and 62088 (Staunton).

The IDPH is releasing case numbers by ZIP code for areas with more than five cases. Numbers are not released in ZIP codes with fewer cases to protect the privacy of patients. The information is available online at www.dph.illinois.gov. Click on the coronavirus banner, then COVID-19 statistics in the drop-down menu on the left side.

Additional cases also were reported Sunday in Montgomery, St. Clair, Clinton and Monroe counties in the Metro East, according to the IDPH website. One additional death was noted in Monroe County.

During the briefing, Pritzker noted numerous COVID-19 related scams ranging from cyberscams text messaging to door-to-door solicitations for donations. He reminded people to “be vigilant” and report scams to the Illinois Attorney General’s Office.

“You will be caught; you will be prosecuted,” he told scammers, calling them “reprehensible bad actors.”

For the latest information on COVID-19 or coronavirus resources, visit the Madison County Health Department online at www.madisonchd.org or on Facebook @MadisonCHD. Also visit www.co.madison.il.us for more news and a daily update or on Facebook @MadisonCountyIL.

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