Chicago police announced Friday 27 more confirmed cases of COVID-19, raising the total number of cases in the department to 315.
Of the cases, 299 are officers and 16 are civilian employees, Chicago police said.
A total of 334 employees have reported positive test results, but the department’s medical section has only confirmed 315 of those cases, police said.
A third Chicago Police officer died of the coronavirus, the department announced Friday. Ronald Newman, 59, was described as a “fixture” of the South Chicago district.