Illinois COVID-19 cases top 10,000; 33 new deaths reported


Illinois COVID-19 cases have topped 10,000, Dr. Ezike announced Saturday during the daily update.

1,453 new cases of the virus were announced, bringing the state’s total to 10,357 positive cases. 33 new deaths were reported, bringing the total to 243 deaths.

“Stay home, and let’s do our parts for Illinois and end this pandemic,” Dr. Ezike said.

On Friday, the alternate care facility at McCormick Place was unveiled. It has 500 beds available now with capacity for 3,000.

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