Coronavirus Kills 8 People In Illinois As 1,612 More Cases Confirmed

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CHICAGO — Eight more people were reported to have died from coronavirus during the past day in Illinois.

Two of the victims were in Cook County. The state has seen at least 7,888 people die from the virus so far.

Another 1,612 cases were reported during the past day, as well. Illinois has had 221,790 confirmed cases of COVID-19, and the state’s positivity rate was at 4.2 percent.

As of Sunday night, 1,529 people were hospitalized with coronavirus in Illinois, including 334 people in the ICU and 141 on ventilators.

In Chicago, the city was seeing an average of 340 new cases and two deaths per day as of Monday. The city’s positivity rate is at 5 percent.

At least 2,854 people have died from coronavirus in Chicago and htere have bene 68,720 confirmed cases.

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August 24, 2020 at 02:41PM

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