CHICAGO — State health officials Friday said 44 people died of coronavirus in the past day and 692 more people tested positive.
There have now been 6,580 deaths statewide tied to COVID-19.
A total of 135,470 people have tested positive. The vast majority have recovered, but 512 patients are currently in intensive care units across the state. Of those, 293 people are on ventilators.
In Chicago, 14 new deaths were reported in the past day as well as 179 new cases.
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