Thursday, April 2, 2020

#COVID19 update and a police officer dies of the virus...

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I found this graph in the comments at Capitol Fax on Thursday. It's within a post that contains portions of a IL Dept. of Public Health press release reporting 715 new cases of coronavirus with 16 additional deaths. The totals so far is 7,695 cases and 157 deaths.

12 of those 16 deaths came from Cook County according to the press release.

Further Logan, Macoupin, Mercer, Moultrie, and Piatt are now reporting cases and that makes  61 Illinois counties reporting cases of coronavirus.

The above graph is self-explanatory. Solid lines are cumulative or total cases and deaths from coronavirus the bottom dotted lines are the daily cases and deaths from coronavirus.

I want to give you this somber news from today it was announced that a Chicago Police Officer died from coronavirus. While many of us shelter in place in our homes the first responders police and fire aren't as able to do so. They still have to protect the public and remain the first line of defense in this pandemic. They don't treat the people who have the disease, however, they're the ones who crack down on the gatherings of more than 10 people. They're the ones who help to insure that this dreaded disease won't spread. I appreciate the fact that they're at risk in this pandemic especially.

Condolences to the family of narcotics detective Marco DiFranco.

In addition to the late Det. DiFranco 62 other police officers and 2 civilian police employees have been infected by coronavirus.

A hotel in downtown Chicago, Hotel Essex on Michigan Avenue is offering their rooms to those first responders concerned that they may transmit coronavirus to their families.

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