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Illinois Department of Public Health officials say that a contractual worker at the Sheridan Correctional Center in LaSalle County is among those to test positive for COVID-19.

After consulting with IDPH, the Department of Corrections determined staff and men incarcerated at the Sheridan facility were at low to medium risk for potential exposure. 

However, the facility has been placed on a 14-day lockdown.

Two correctional officers and one man incarcerated at the Stateville Correctional Center have also tested positive. The two Stateville correctional officers are recovering at home and the individual who is incarcerated is isolated and recovering in the hospital. Those who have been identified as being potentially exposed are being quarantined and that facility is also on a 14-day lockdown.

Meanwhile, health officials say a Kane County man in his 90s is among three new deaths in the state, bringing the total to 19. A Cook County man in his 60s, and a Will County woman in her 50s are the other new deaths announced.

On Wednesday, IDPH announced 330 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 for a total of 1,865 cases in 35 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to 99 years.

The information was released just ahead of Governor JB Pritzker's daily press briefing on the coronavirus pandemic. More information is forthcoming.