330 new COVID-19 cases, 3 fatalities

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health announced 330 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including three deaths; a Kane County man in his 90s, a Cook County man in his 60s, and a Will County woman in her 50s. Douglas, Marshall, and Morgan counties are now reporting cases. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,865 cases in 35 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to 99 years.

Two correctional officers and one man incarcerated at Stateville Correctional Center have tested positive as well as a contractual worker at Sheridan Correctional Center. The two Stateville correctional officers are recovering at home and the individual who is incarcerated is isolated and recovering in the hospital. Those who have been identified as being potentially exposed are
being quarantined and the facility is on a 14-day lockdown.

At a daily press conference on Wednesday, Governor J.B. Pritzker announced a series of new measures of relief for the people of Illinois. The tax filing deadlines of April 15th will be extended to July 15th. For small businesses, Pritzker announced coronavirus disaster relief loans of up to $2 million. He says by Friday small businesses will be eligible for a share of $90 million in state emergency assistance through three new programs.