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COVID-19 Press Release: May 3, 2020

May 3, 2020

COVID-19 Update: May 3, 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 one new death in Sangamon County. The patient was a female in her 90’s that tested positive for COVID-19 on April 24th. She was an inpatient at Memorial Medical Center.

We are also announcing five new positive cases in Sangamon County. The total number of Sangamon County residents with confirmed cases between our five organizations is two hundred six, including thirteen deaths. One positive case that was first reported on April 29th will no longer be reported in our numbers, the case has been transferred to Perry County.

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

HSHS St. John’s Hospital is reporting fourteen confirmed positive cases currently hospitalized, including ten Sangamon County residents, and one inpatients currently under investigation.