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Illinois reports 81 new COVID-related deaths, 56 in Cook County

Staff Report

CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of  Public Health announced 1,293 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Illinois Saturday, including 81 new fatalities.

The statewide positive COVID-19 test count now stands at 19,180. The death toll is at 677.

Deaths reported by the state Saturday include a Winnebago County man in his 90s. There were two deaths reported locally Friday bringing the currently number of fatalities to seven.

Cook County reported 56 new deaths Saturday: a woman in her 30s, two men in their 40s, a woman in her 50s three men in their 50s, three women in their 60s, seven men in their 60s, nine women in their 70s, four men in their 70s, seven women in their  80s, nine men in their 80s, seven women in their 90s, two men in their 90s, and a woman older than 100.

The remaining deaths were reported by Champaign County, where a man in his 70s has died; DuPage County, where officials reported the deaths of a man in his 60s, a woman in her 80s, two men in their 80s, and a woman in her 90s.

In Jackson County, a woman in her 90s has died from COVID-19. Kankakee County reported the deaths of two women, one her 60s and one in her 80s.

Two women in their 80s also died in Lake County, along with two men in their 60s, a woman in her 70s, a man in his 70s, a man in his 80s and a woman in her 90s.

McHenry County reported the death of a man in his 60s, along with the St. Clair County deaths of a woman in her 80s and a woman in her 90s.

A woman in her 70s from Will County along with two men in their 70s, a man in his 90s and two women in their 90s has died.

McDonough, Perry and Warren counties are now reporting a case.

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