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Illinois passes 2,500 COVID-19 cases; 7 additional deaths reported Thursday

CHICAGO (WEEK) -- State health officials have announced an additional seven novel coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths and an additional 673 cases on Thursday.

Illinois now has 2,538 confirmed cases and 26 deaths related to COVID-19, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health's website.

The latest deaths were a man in his 50s, two men and two women in their 60s, a man in his 70s and a woman in her 90s.

The IDPH says 87% of fatalities are among patients 60 years or older

There are 37 counties reporting cases throughout the state.

According to the IDPH's tracking, an additional Tazewell County case has been reported, bringing the total to two.

Monica Hendrickson, of the Peoria City/County Health Department, said at the local press briefing Thursday there are now six confirmed cases in Peoria County.

In the Tri-County area -- Peoria, Tazewell, Woodford counties -- there are now 11 confirmed cases.

Woodford County remains at three confirmed cases. 

The IDPH also released statistics of confirmed cases by race.

  • White – 40%
  • Black – 28%
  • Other – 9%
  • Asian – 4%
  • Left blank – 19%


  • Hispanic or Latino – 7%
  • Not Hispanic or Latino – 61%
  • Left blank – 32%
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