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7 People Die From Coronavirus As Another 1,477 Cases Reported In Illinois

Among the victims were five people in Cook County. At least 8,457 people have died from coronavirus in Illinois.

Faith leaders and families of those lost to COVID-19 join Governor J.B. Pritzker and Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton for a memorial service to honor those who have lost their lives to COVID-19 at the Rockefeller Memorial Chapel in Hyde Park on Thursday, September 3, 2020.
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CHICAGO — Another seven people were reported to have died from coronavirus in the past day in Illinois.

Among the victims were five people in Cook County. At least 8,457 people have died from coronavirus in Illinois.

Another 1,477 cases were reported, as well, bringing the total up to 275,735. The state’s positivity rate was at 3.5 percent.

As of Sunday night, 1,436 people were hospitalized with coronavirus in Illinois, including 364 people in the ICU and 153 people using ventilators.

In Chicago, an average of 295 cases are being reported and three people dying per day, increases from last week. The city’s positivity rate did fall slightly from last week, though, hitting 4.6 percent Monday.

At least 2,932 people have died from coronavirus in Chicago, and there have been 77,272 confirmed cases.

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