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IDPH announces 715 more cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, 16 more deaths

Illinois saw 16 more deaths and announced 715 new cases of COVID-19, the Illinois Department of Public Health said Thursday.

In total, 157 people in Illinois have died and 7,695 people have tested positive for the virus.

According to the IDPH, the state has tested 43,656 people.

Chicago has 3,279 confirmed cases of COVID-19, while the rest of Cook County has 2,296 cases.

Lake County has 540, DuPage 448, Will 384, Kane 154, McHenry 81, Kendall 36, DeKalb 16, La Salle and Whiteside six, Grundy five, Carroll four, Bureau two and Ogle one.

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker announced a fourth alternate medical facility at Westlake Hospital in Melrose Park.

It joins McCormick Place in Chicago, Advocate Sherman in Elgin and MetroSouth Health Center in Blue Island.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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