24 more COVID-19 cases in Chicago Police Department

The newly confirmed cases bring the total number of cases in the department to 239.

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Chicago police announced 24 more cases of COVID-19 in the department April 15, 2020.

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Chicago police announced Wednesday 24 more confirmed cases of COVID-19, raising the total number of cases in the department to 239.

Of the cases, 230 are officers and 9 are civilian employees, Chicago police said.

A total of 315 employees have reported positive test results, but the department’s medical section has only confirmed 239 of those cases, police said.

Last week, the department said a second officer had died of the virus.

Illinois health officials Wednesday announced an additional 1,346 cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide to total to 24,593. So far, 948 people in the state have died from the outbreak.

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