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COVID-19 Press Release: April 23, 2020

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COVID-19 Update: April 23, 2020

This is a daily joint communication from the Sangamon County Department of Public Health along with Memorial Health System, HSHS St. John’s Hospital, Springfield Clinic and SIU Medicine updating you on the status of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Sangamon County. This communication will come each day as necessary.

At the time of this press release, we are announcing one new death in Sangamon County. The patient was a male in his 70’s that tested positive for COVD-19 on April 22nd. He was an inpatient at Memorial Medical Center. We are also announcing six new positive cases in Sangamon County. The total number of Sangamon County residents with confirmed cases between our five organizations is seventy-three, including six deaths. Two positive cases that were first reported on April 20th will no longer be reported in our numbers, the cases have been transferred to the City of Chicago.

Memorial Medical Center is reporting five confirmed positive cases currently hospitalized, including two Sangamon County residents, and two inpatients currently under investigation.

HSHS St. John’s Hospital is reporting nine confirmed positive cases currently hospitalized, including three Sangamon County residents, and seven inpatients currently under investigation.

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