The Salmonella outbreak at Subway restaurants around the state of Illinois has claimed 68 confirmed victims–a number that will probably continue to grow as more and more illnesses are identified as part of the Subway Salmonella outbreak.

The Illinois Department of Public Health’s updated announcement states as follows:

Salmonella Update
(as of 12 p.m., June 9, 2010)

Confirmed cases of Salmonella serotype Hvittingfoss – 68.

Age range of confirmed cases: 2 to 88.

Cases have reported eating at 30 Subway restaurants located in 24 counties – Bureau, Cass, Champaign, Christian, Coles, DeWitt, Fulton, Knox, LaSalle, Lee, Livingston, Macon, Marshall, Moultrie, Ogle, Peoria, Sangamon, Schuyler, Shelby, Tazewell, Vermilion, Warren, Winnebago and Will.

The investigation is ongoing. Numbers will be updated Thursday, June 10.