Chicago Police Department reports 89 cases of COVID-19

Of the cases, 87 are officers and two are civilian employees, police said.

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Police say a 34-year-old man attacked a Chicago police officer July 13, 2022, near Grant Park.

There are now 89 cases of the coronavirus in the Chicago Police Department, officials announced April 3, 2020.

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Chicago police Friday announced 13 more confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the department, bringing the number of cases to 89.

Of the cases, 87 are officers and two are civilian employees, Chicago police said.

On Thursday, officials announced the first death of an officer from complications of the coronavirus, and his death will be considered on-duty.

Last week, interim police Supt. Charlie Beck introduced a series of changes to prevent even more officers from contracting the virus.

Newly appointed Chicago Police Supt. David Brown said Friday one of his priorities is boosting morale among officers on the front lines of the war against the coronavirus.

Health officials Friday announced an additional 1,209 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, raising the tally to 8,904. In total, 210 people have died from the outbreak in the state.

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Gurnee police said no other details are available other than that a shooting occurred and that there are “numerous police departments on location clearing out the park.”
Jayden Higgs, 23, was shot in the head on Thursday in Back of the Yards. Raymond Comer, a 37-year-old felon, was struck multiple times on Friday when an officer fired 11 shots on the Near West Side. They both remained hospitalized.