Health officials say state saw 236 new coronavirus cases in one day

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) on Monday, March 23 announced 236 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including three deaths in Cook County; two men in their 80s and a man in his 90s.

Monroe is now also reporting a case.  Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,285 cases in 31 counties in Illinois.

The age of cases ranges from younger than one to 99 years.  Cases by county can be found on the IDPH website, as well as a list of local health departments who will have the most up-to-date information.

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