Chicago Police Department reports 95 cases total of COVID-19

The confirmed cases include 92 officers and three civilian employees.

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There are 95 cases of COVID-19 in the Chicago Police Department, officials announced April 6, 2020.

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Chicago police Monday announced six more confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the department, raising the number of cases to 95.

Of the cases, 92 are officers and three are civilian employees, Chicago police said. Last week, the department reported 89 total cases COVID-19.

The first death of an officer from complications of the coronavirus was announced last Thursday.

Newly-appointed Chicago police Supt. David Brown said one of his priorities is boosting morale among officers on the front lines of the war against the coronavirus.

Illinois health officials Monday announced an additional 1,006 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the state’s total to 12,262. So far, 307 people have died from the outbreak in the state.

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