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COVID-19 Press Release: April 26, 2020

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COVID-19 Update: April 26, 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 two new deaths in Sangamon County. The deaths include a male in his 80’s that tested positive for COVID-19 on April 22nd and a male in his 80’s that tested positive for COVID-19 on April 24th. Both were inpatients at Memorial Medical Center.

We are also announcing nine new positive cases in Sangamon County. The total number of Sangamon County residents with confirmed cases between our five organizations is one hundred seven,including eight deaths.

Memorial Medical Center is reporting ten confirmed positive cases currently hospitalized, including eight Sangamon County residents, and one inpatient currently under investigation.

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

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