Attorney General Raoul tests positive for COVID-19
Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul is in self-isolation after testing positive for COVID-19, his office announced Tuesday.
Raoul said he began experiencing minor symptoms over the weekend, and that a test Monday confirmed he had contracted COVID-19. He plans to continue working in self-isolation with guidance from public health authorities.
“My symptoms continue to be mild, and I am in regular contact with my staff in order to continue to manage the operations of my office,” Raoul said. “As I join the countless Illinois residents working from home, the programs and services provided by the attorney general’s office will continue uninterrupted.”
Work is underway to notify individuals who may have come into contact with Raoul. His office did not say where he may have contracted the virus.
Additionally, officials announced 72 COVID-19 related deaths on Tuesday, bringing the state’s total to 6,398. An additional 623 cases were reported, bringing the state’s total to 133,639 in 101 counties.
As of Tuesday, a total of 1,228,341 COVID-19 tests have been completed. The positivity rate for tests over the past seven days is 3 percent.
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