No new COVID-19 cases reported in local Ill. counties
ILLINOIS (WFIE) - Monday, Illinois health officials reported 1,424 new COVID-19 cases and 12 more deaths.
The state has now had 1,356,391 total confirmed cases and 22,235 total deaths.
According to the state’s coronavirus website, there were no new cases or deaths in our area.
The state map also removed one reported case from Wabash County.
Illinois state leaders are planning to work with business and labor organizations to bring COVID-19 vaccines to workers.
Officials are hoping this will help employees return to offices after many were forced to work from home.
Governor JB Pritzker said having the vaccine available where people are working makes getting vaccinations more convenient.
The effort launches in mid-May with the opening of 10 vaccination sites in Chicago, Schaumburg and Rockford.
Those clinics will also take walk-ins.
Here is the total number of coronavirus cases and deaths reported in our area:
- Wayne County - 1,768 cases, 52 deaths
- White County - 1,693 cases, 26 deaths
- Wabash County - 1,345 cases, 12 deaths
- Edwards County - 568 cases, 12 deaths
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