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Illinois surpasses 50,000 COVID-19 cases, IDPH reports

Dr. Ngozi Ezike, director of the Illinois Department of Public Health said the COVID-19 pandemic in Illinois has reached a “milestone” with 50,355 confirmed cases and 2,215 total deaths.

IDPH reported 2,253 new cases and 92 additional deaths.

There were 14,478 tests run in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 256,667 tests performed. The percentage of positive tests was 15.5 percent, which is about where the state has hovered for the past four days.

Governor JB Pritzker announced 20 million items of personal protective equipment have been sent to county health departments, nursing homes, hospitals, nonprofits, and communities.

He further announced a comprehensive plan with the IDPH to protect residents and employees at long-term care facilities.

New COVID-19 deaths include:

– Cook County: 1 male 30s, 1 female 40s, 3 males 40s, 3 females 50s, 1 male 50s, 8 females 60s, 10 males 60s, 6 females 70s, 11 males 70s, 3 females 80s, 7 males 80s, 4 females 90s, 3 males 90s, 1 female 100+

– DuPage County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s, 1 female 100+

– Jasper County: 1 male 90s

– Jefferson County: 1 male 80s, 1 male 100+

– Kane County: 1 male 50s, 2 females 90s

– Kankakee County: 1 female 90s

– Kendall County: 1 male 90s

– Lake County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 90s

– Madison County: 1 male 80s

– McHenry County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s

– Sangamon County: 1 female 80s

– Shelby County: 1 male 70s

– St. Clair County: 1 female 70s, 2 males 80s, 1 female 90s

– Vermilion County: 1 male 70s

– Will County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s, 2 females 90s

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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