Chicago Police Department announces 49 new COVID-19 cases

The department said Thursday that 276 sworn officers and 12 civilian employees were confirmed positive for coronavirus.

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Chicago Police Department COVID-19 cases are at 315 total as of April 16, 2020, authorities said.

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Chicago police announced Thursday 49 more confirmed cases of COVID-19, raising the total number of cases in the department to 288.

Of the cases, 276 are officers and 12 are civilian employees, Chicago police said.

A total of 325 employees have reported positive test results, but the department’s medical section has only confirmed 288 of those cases, police said.

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

Thursday, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced 125 more deaths and 1,140 new positive cases, raising the statewide total to 25,733 cases.

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