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COVID-19 Press Release: April 29, 2020

April 29, 2020

COVID-19 Update: April 29, 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 female in her 80’s that tested positive for COVID-19 on April 21st and a female in her 80’s that tested positive for COVID-19 on April 27th. Both were inpatients at HSHS St.John’s Hospital.

We are also announcing nineteen new positive cases in Sangamon County. The total number of Sangamon County residents with confirmed cases between our five organizations is one hundred seventy-two, including eleven deaths.

Memorial Medical Center is reporting eleven confirmed positive cases currently hospitalized, including six Sangamon County residents, and seven inpatients currently under investigation.

HSHS St. John’s Hospital is reporting seventeen confirmed positive cases currently hospitalized, including twelve Sangamon County residents, and three inpatients currently under investigation.