Illinois surpasses 40K confirmed cases of COVID-19

Illinois announce 2,119 new virus cases, 80 more deaths

Illinois surpasses 40K confirmed cases of COVID-19
IL Gov. Pritzker giving daily update. (Source: WFIE)

ILLINOIS (WFIE) - Illinois health officials say the state has recorded 80 additional deaths from COVID-19, bringing the state’s total for the disease caused by the coronavirus to 1,874.

The Illinois Department of Public Health also announced Saturday the state has more than 2,100 new cases, raising that number to more than 41,700.

Forty-six of the new deaths occurred in Cook County.

Department head Dr. Ngozi Ezike addressed myths and rumors surrounding the outbreak and purported remedies.

She says that over the past two days a “significant number” of calls has come into the Illinois Poison Center associated with exposure to cleaning agents. She says injecting, ingesting, or snorting household cleaners is dangerous.

The Illinois coronavirus map is showing we have four confirmed cases in our Illinois counties.

  • Wayne County - 2 cases
  • White County - 1 case
  • Wabash County - 1 case

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