Another Cook County judge has tested positive positive for the coronavirus, raising the total number of judges to test positive for the virus to 11.
The judge works in traffic court at the Daley Center, and hasn’t been to the building in a month, the chief judge’s office said in a statement.
On Monday, the office said another judge at the Daley Center tested positive for COVID-19.
Four employees of the chief judge also tested positive for the virus.
They include two juvenile probation department employees, an employee who works in the pre-trial unit in the social service department at the Rolling Meadows Courthouse, and a court interpreter who last worked at the Cook County Juvenile Center and the Daley Center.
Also, two more residents of the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center have tested positive for the coronavirus, the chief judge’s office said. So far, 68 staff and 61 residents have tested positive at the Near West Side facility.
Since the start of the pandemic, a total of 159 employees of the chief judge’s office have tested positive for COVID-19. That’s out of about 2,600 employees and about 400 judges.