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COVID-19 death toll rises to 1,484 in Cook County: medical examiner

Cook County makes up about 74% of the 1,983 COVID-19 deaths in Illinois.

The medical examiner’s office confirmed 42 more COVID-19 deaths in Cook County, April 28, 2020.
The medical examiner’s office confirmed 42 more COVID-19 deaths in Cook County, April 28, 2020.
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The Cook County medical examiner’s office on Tuesday announced another 42 deaths due to the coronavirus.

That brings the county’s death count to 1,484, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Cook County makes up about 74% of the 1,983 COVID-19 deaths in Illinois. On Monday, state officials announced nearly 2,000 new cases of the coronavirus.