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Cook County accounts for 113 of Illinois’ 144 daily COVID-19 deaths

Staff Report

CHICAGO – Cook County accounted for nearly 80% of the state’s daily COVID-19 fatalities, the Illinois Department of Public Health reported Tuesday.

Cook County deaths include a woman in her 20s, a man in his 20s, two men in their 30s, three men in their 40s, two women in their 50s, six men in the 50s, 10 women in their 60s, 11 women in their 70s, 17 men in their 70s, 17 women in their 80s, 15 men in their 80s, five women in there 90s and six men in their 90s.

Tuesday’s 144 deaths also included a Winnebago County woman in her 80s. There were 2,219 new cases of coronavirus disease, brining the state’s total to 48,102 cases, including 2,125 deaths, in 96 counties in Illinois.

Winnebago County numbers include 377 cases of COVID-19 and 14 fatalities.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories across Illinois have processed 14,561 COVID-19 tests, for a total of 242,189.

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