12th Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Employee Has COVID-19

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- One more employee at the Cook County Circuit Court clerk’s office has tested positive for COVID-19, raising the total cases in the office to 12.

The person who tested positive is now self-quarantining at home, according to Jalyne R. Strong-Shaw, spokesperson for the clerk’s office.

The person worked in the traffic division on the lower level of the Daley Center and last reported to work March 20, Strong-Shaw said.

The first cases of the coronavirus in the clerk’s office were reported March 25.

Illinois health officials on Tuesday announced 937 new cases of the coronavirus, raising the state’s case total to 5,994. The state’s death toll is now 99 people.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire & Chicago Sun-Times 2020. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)