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Illinois sees 1,562 additional cases of COVID-19, 18 new deaths

SPRINGFIELD (WREX) — Illinois public health officials released the latest coronavirus case numbers Sunday.

There are 1,562 new cases of COVID-19 across the state in the last 24 hours, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health's website. The state reported 1,828 cases Saturday and 2,264 cases Friday.

The department also reported 18 more lives lost related to the virus.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 cases in Illinois to 206,081 and 7,744 deaths overall since the pandemic began.

More than 37,000 people tested for the virus Saturday. The state's recovery rate sits at 95 percent and the positivity rate is around 4 percent.

Devin Brooks

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