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24 more COVID-19 cases in Chicago Police Department

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

An officer was seriously wounded after they were dragged by August 13, 2021, on Englewood.
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.