By Jim Hagerty
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), on Wednesday, announced 986 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the state, including 42 additional deaths.
Patients who succumbed to the disease were a man in his 80s in Carol County. In DuPage County, two people have died, a woman in her 60s and a woman in her 70s. In Kane County, a woman in her 90s has died along with a Lake County man in his 50s, and a Sangamon County man in his 90s. Two men in their 60s have died in Will and Winnebago counties respectively.
About 75% of the state’s cases have occurred in Cook County, where 29 deaths were reported Wednesday in addition to five cases with incomplete data. Those deaths include a man in his 20s, two men in their 30s, two men in their 40s, one man in his 50s, a woman in her 50s, three men in their 60s, two women in their 60s, five men in their 70s, three women in their 70s, three men in their 80s, four women in their 80s, a woman in her 90s, and a woman in her 100s.
Coronavirus disease is now in 56 of Illinois’ 102 counties.
“Massac and Vermilion counties are now reporting cases,” Illinois Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said in a release. “Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 6,980 cases, including 141 deaths.”
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