Coronavirus deaths in Cook County surpass 7,000

The Cook County medical examiner’s office confirmed another 357 deaths from COVID-19, bringing the county’s total to 7,311.

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The Cook County medical examiner’s office on the Near West Side.

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Coronavirus deaths in Cook County have surpassed 7,000, officials said Monday.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office confirmed another 357 deaths from COVID-19 since Dec. 7, bringing the county’s total to 7,311.

That’s more than half of all statewide coronavirus deaths, which the Illinois Department of Public Health reported Sunday as 14,291.

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Statewide, more than 848,000 people have tested positive for the coronavirus.

As of Saturday night, 5,073 people in Illinois were hospitalized with COVID-19, with 1,080 in the ICU and 612 on ventilators.

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