Murphysboro , Ill. (WEHT) Governor J.B. Pritzker announced Wednesday Illinois now has 288 COVID-19 cases across the state, rising by 128 cases in 24 hours.
Two additional counties have been added to the list of affected areas — Kendall and Madison counties, bringing the total up to 17.
They join 15 other counties reporting cases, including Peoria, Will, Cook, Champaign, Clinton, Cook, Cumberland, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, Sangamon, St. Clair, Whiteside, Winnebago, and Woodford counties.
Cases have occurred in patients aged 9 to 91, officials said Wednesday.
(This story was originally published on March 18, 2020)