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Coronavirus Kills 25 More People In Illinois As 2,056 New Cases Reported

At least 8,392 people have died from coronavirus in Illinois since the start of the pandemic.

A person wears a mask while boarding a CTA train in the Lincoln Park neighborhood amid the COVID-19 pandemic on September 3, 2020.
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CHICAGO — Twenty-five people were reported to have died from coronavirus in the past day in Illinois.

One victim was from Cook County. At least 8,392 people have died from coronavirus in Illinois since the start of the pandemic.

Another 2,056 cases were reported in the past day, as well, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Illinois to 268,207. The state’s positivity rate rose slightly to 3.6 percent.

As of Wednesday night, 1,558 people were hospitalized with coronavirus in Illinois, including 359 people in the ICU and 144 using ventilators.

In Chicago, an average of 261 new cases are being reported and three people are dying per day. The city’s positivity rate rose slightly to 5 percent.

There have been at least 2,923 deaths from coronavirus in Chicago and 75,840 confirmed cases.

After several weeks of rising cases and deaths, Illinois is starting to see progress in the other direction, Gov. JB Pritzker said at a Wednesday press conference. Nearly every region in the state has seen its positivity rate stabilize or fall over the last two weeks, he said, a “testament to the fact” things like social distancing and mask-wearing work.

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