ILLINOIS — State health officials on Friday announced 1,941 new cases of the coronavirus — the most since May 24 — and 21 additional deaths from COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the virus. The spike comes as health officials announced 11 Illinois counties are at a warning level for a surge in cases. The statewide total now stands at 178,837 confirmed infections and 7,495 known deaths. Another 1,281 probable cases and 197 probable deaths are not included in the official totals.
The latest deaths include:
Cook County: 1 female 40s, 1 male 50s, 3 females 60s, 1 female 70s,