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COVID-19 Press Release: March 30, 2020

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COVID-19 Update: March 30, 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 three new positive cases in Sangamon County, including 1 new death. On Sunday, March 29, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) confirmed that a patient who was being treated at HSHS St. John’s Hospital tested positive for COVID-19. Later that evening he passed away in hospice care. The patient was a man in his 90s who presented to the emergency department at St. John’s on Friday, March 27.

The total number of confirmed cases between our five organizations is sixteen, including two deaths.

Currently, three of the confirmed positive cases are hospitalized at Memorial Medical Center.

Memorial Medical Center has nine inpatients currently under investigation HSHS St. John’s Hospital has eight inpatients currently under investigation.

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