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Illinois announces 18 more deaths, 1,105 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday

Illinois has an additional 18 deaths and 1,105 new cases of COVID-19, the Illinois Department of Public Health announced Sunday. Both are new single-day highs for the state.

Illinois now has seen 4,596 confirmed cases and 65 deaths. The state has tested 27,762 people.

According to IDPH data released Sunday, Chicago has seen 2,026 confirmed cases.

The rest of Cook County has seen 1,419 cases. Lake County has 300, DuPage 274, Will 182, Kane 100, McHenry 52, Kendall 15, DeKalb eight, La Salle four, Grundy and Whiteside three and Bureau one.

Among new deaths announced Sunday included a DuPage County man in his 60s, a Kane County man in his 40s, two Kane County men in their 90s, a Kendall County man in his 60s and a La Salle County man in his 80s.

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker said the state is about 10 days away from being able to test 10,000 people per day, which he noted would be an important step to for state public health experts to get an idea of the full scope of the virus in the state.

Currently, Illinois is able to test about 4,000 people per day, the governor said.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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