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Illinois reports 141 deaths, 2,563 new cases of COVID-19

Illinois reported 2,563 new cases of COVID-19 and 141 additional deaths, the Illinois Department of Public Health announced Thursday.

Illinois has now seen 52,918 positive cases of the virus. A total of 2,355 people have died throughout the state. Illinois has tested 269,867 people.

Results came back from 13,200 tests between Wednesday and Thursday, with 19.4% of those tests coming back positive. The WHO recommends countries should be at 10% positive or less in order to reopen their economies. Illinois had been around a 15% positive rate the previous four days.

Newly reported deaths included 91 in Cook County. Twenty-one people died in DuPage, 10 died in Lake, four died in Kane, three in Will, two in Clinton and Madison counties, and one each died in Jasper, Jefferson, Macon, McHenry, Peoria, St. Clair and Winnebago. One person listed as “Out of State” died as well.

As of Thursday, Chicago has seen 21,491 confirmed cases of COVID-19, while the rest of Cook County has seen 15,022.

Lake County has seen 3,509 confirmed cases, DuPage 3,081, Will 2,492, Kane 1,526, McHenry 621, Kendall 266, Ogle 119, DeKalb 101, Whiteside 84, La Salle 53, Grundy 35, Lee 24, Bureau 10 and Carroll nine.

As of late Wednesday night, Illinois had 4,953 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, of those 1,289 are in the ICU and 785 are on ventilators. The state has 10,600 open hospital beds.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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