Health Officials Confirm 1, 685 positive cases and 19 Deaths Due to Coronavirus

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported on Wednesday there are 1,685 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 19 deaths linked to the virus in Illinois. Officials with the e Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department have confirmed the first positive case of the coronavirus in Franklin County on Wednesday. Wednesday was the fourth consecutive day of the stay at home order that was put in place by Govenor Pritzker. The order will be in effect until April 6, 2020, but the order could be extended. The first measure being taken is the state at home order, limits on gatherings and social distancing. The second is working to increase healthcare capacity statewide to meet an increase of hospitalizations before it happens.

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