ILLINOIS CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

The Illinois Department of Public Health Thursday reported 14,612 new and probable cases of coronavirus across the state with 168 additional deaths. Several of those were in southeastern Illinois-2 in Effingham County, 2 in neighboring Wabash County and single deaths in Wayne and White counties. There was no report of new cases Thursday from the Lawrence County Health Department. Overall since the pandemic began, there have been 621,383 cases statewide with 11,178 deaths. The Indiana State Department of Health reports 39 new cases of COVID-19 in Knox County on Thursday raising that county’s total to 1,584. There have been 14 deaths.