State of Illinois Daily COVID-19
Briefing 25 Cases
World Health Organization Declares
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[March 12, 2020]
Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Wednesday announced six
additional individuals have tested positive at the IDPH laboratory
for coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
More cases in more places in Illinois means we are seeing growing
transmission of the virus in the community, said IDPH Director Dr.
Ngozi Ezike. Today the World Health Organization characterized
COVID-19 as a pandemic. We will see additional cases in Illinois and
I urge people to take steps now to reduce the impact this will have
on their daily lives.
Public health officials are still investigating the travel history
of these individuals and any potential contact with a known COVID-19
case. Public health officials will identify and contact people who
are considered close contacts of these cases.
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At this time, we can release the following information regarding the new cases:
For information about how you, your school, workplace, and community can
prepare, please visit Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities. For general
questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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