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Illinois COVID-19 death toll now at 462

By Jim Hagerty

CHICAGO – Illinois’s coronavirus death toll is now 462 as 82 new COVID-19 fatalities were reported Wednesday.

The deaths includes a Boone County woman in her 80s and 61 people in Cook County.

Covid-related deaths in Cook County include a man in his 30’s. four men in their 40s, to women in their 50s, eight men in their 50s, two  women in their 60s, seven men in their 60s, 12 women in their 70s, seven men in their 70s, four women in their 80s, 10 men in their 80s, two  women in their 90s and two men in their 90s.

Following are the remaining deaths reported Wednesday, April 8.

  • DuPage County: one woman in her 60s, a woman in her 70s, an a woman in her 80s, and a man in his 80s;
  • Kane County: a man in his 60s;
  • Lake County: two women in their 80s, and woman in her 90s;
  • Macon County: a man in his 80s;
  • Madison County: a woman in her 60s;
  • McHenry County: a man in his 70s;
  • St. Clair County: a man in his70s;
  • Tazewell County: a woman in her 80s;
  • Will County: a woman in her 60s, two men in their 60s, two men in their 70s, and two women in their 80s.

The disease is now in 78 of Illinois’ 102 counties as Stark County is now reporting a case. The state’s positive covid case count is now 15,078. Around 79,000 people have been tested since the outbreak began.

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