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Illinois surpasses 10,000 COVID-19 cases

Illinois has 1,453 new cases of COVID-19 and 33 more people have died, the Illinois Department of Public Health announced Saturday. 

The state has surpassed 10,000 total positive cases. Illinois has now seen 10,357 total positive cases and 243 deaths, as of Saturday.

Twenty-three people in Cook County and three in Kane County have died since Friday. Additional deaths include a man in his 70s and a woman in her 100s in DuPage County, as well as a man in his 50s and a woman in her 60s in Will County.

According to the IDPH, the state has now tested 53,581 people. Chicago has 4,296 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Cook County has 3,143 cases.

Lake County has 683, DuPage 590, Will 582, Kane 207, McHenry 122, Kendall 47, DeKalb 19, Whiteside 15, Grundy nine, La Salle seven, Carroll four, Bureau three and Ogle four.

Jasper, Lee, Mason, and Pike counties all reported their first case. The virus has spread to 68 of Illinois’ 102 counties. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. 

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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