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Illinois announces 2,994 new cases of COVID-19, 63 deaths, new high in testing

Illinois has 2,994 new cases of COVID-19 and announced an additional 63 deaths on Sunday. The state reached a new 24-hour high with 19,417 tests performed.

The state has now seen 61,499 total cases of the virus and 2,618 people have died. Now 319,313 people in Illinois have been tested.

Newly reported deaths include 47 in Cook County. Five people died in Winnebago County, three in DuPage, two in Madison and Lake, and one each in Jefferson, Kane, Monroe and Will counties.

As of late Saturday night, Illinois had 4,701 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, of those, 1,232 are in the ICU and 759 are on ventilators. The state has 10,950 open hospital beds.

In a bright spot, the total number of COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Illinois has decreased for four consecutive days:

4/28: 5,0364/29: 4,9534/30: 4,9005/1: 4,7175/2: 4,701

As of Sunday, Chicago has seen 24,864 confirmed cases of COVID-19, while the rest of Cook County has seen 17,460.

Lake County has seen 4,161 confirmed cases, DuPage 3,611, Will 2,868, Kane 1,935, McHenry 738, Kendall 305, Ogle 129, DeKalb 129, Whiteside 92, La Salle 67, Grundy 43, Lee 25, Bureau 12 and Carroll 10.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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