IL surpasses 5k total COVID-19 deaths

IL Gov. Pritzker giving daily update.
IL Gov. Pritzker giving daily update.(WFIE)
Published: May. 27, 2020 at 3:22 PM CDT
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ILLINOIS (WFIE) - Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced 1,111 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 160 additional deaths on Wednesday afternoon.

This brings the statewide number to 114,306 total cases. Gov. Pritzker says the vast majority of these cases have fully recovered from the virus.

As of Wednesday, 5,083 residents in Illinois have lost their lives due to complications with COVID-19.

According to the Governor, more than 800,000 tests have been administered throughout the state, including 17,179 tests over the last 24 hours.

You can watch Gov. Pritzker’s full Wednesday press conference in the video below:

[Illinois Coronavirus Website]

Here are the numbers for our Illinois counties:

  • Wayne Co. - 9 cases, 1 death
  • White Co. - 2 cases
  • Edwards Co. -2 cases
  • Wabash Co. - 2 case

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