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Illinois confirms 1,639 additional new COVID-19 cases

SPRINGFIELD (WREX) — Illinois public health officials are reporting more than 1,500 additional cases of the coronavirus in the last 24 hours.

There are 1,639 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the state and eight new deaths related to the virus on Saturday, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health's website.

The total number of coronavirus cases statewide is now at 180,476 and 7,503 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

State health leaders estimate 95 percent of people have recovered from the virus.

IDPH says close to 40,000 people tested for the virus Friday.

Devin Brooks

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