The state reported 986 new coronavirus cases in Illinois yesterday. It’s the second time in three days that more than 900 new infections were reported. It was also announced that 42 more people died from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.
IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike says while the state and Chicago haven’t yet seen the hundreds of deaths a day like New York City has. The number of deaths is going to rise over the coming days.
Illinois now has 141 deaths and cases in 56 of the 102 counties.