ILLINOIS — State health officials on Sunday announced 1,541 new cases of the coronavirus and 1 additional death from COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the virus. Together with the 1,426 new cases and 12 deaths announced Saturday, that brings the statewide total to 171,424 confirmed infections and 7,398 known deaths. Another 1,242 probable cases and 192 probable deaths are not included in the official totals.
The latest deaths include:
Health officials said Friday that four Illinois counties are at a “warning level” for a surge in cases: Adams, LaSalle, Peoria and Raldolph. Outbreaks there are “associated with business and