9 more Chicago Police Department employees test positive for COVID-19

Of the 529 total confirmed cases, 503 are officers and 26 are civilian employees, police said.

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Nine more Chicago Police Department employees tested positive for COVID-19, officials said May 19, 2020.

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Chicago police announced Tuesday nine more cases of COVID-19, bringing the total in the department to 529.

Of the confirmed cases, 503 are officers and 26 are civilian employees, police said. All of the cases have been confirmed by the department’s medical section.

The department announced the death of a third officer from complications of the coronavirus on April 17.

Illinois health officials Tuesday announced 146 new COVID-19 deaths, bringing the state’s toll to 4,379. The virus remains in 100 of the state’s 102 counties.

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