2 more chief judge’s office employees diagnosed with COVID-19

The new cases bring the total number of cases in the chief judge’s office to nine.

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Two detainees and an employee at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center tested positive for COVID-19, officials announced April 14, 2020.

One of two employees who tested positive for COVID-19 worked at the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, 1100 S. Hamilton Ave., officials announced April 3, 2020.

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The Office of the Chief Judge of Cook County announced Friday two more employees tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in that office to nine.

One employee works for the Social Service Department at the Rolling Meadows courthouse and last reported for work Tuesday, the chief judge’s office said in a statement.

The other employee works for Juvenile Probation and Court Services at the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, officials said. The staffer last reported for work March 16.

The areas where the employees worked received a deep cleaning and anyone who came into contact with them is being informed, officials said.

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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