Medical examiner confirms 119 COVID-19 deaths in Cook County

The newly confirmed fatalities bring the county’s toll to 1,603, the medical examiner’s office said.

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The medical examiner’s office confirmed 119 more COVID-19 deaths in Cook County April 29, 2020.

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The Cook County medical examiner’s office confirmed another 119 COVID-19 death from the coronavirus outbreak.

The newly confirmed fatalities bring the county’s toll to 1,603, the medical examiner’s office said.

Cook County makes up about 72% of the 2,215 deaths in Illinois. On Wednesday, state health officials announced 2,253 new cases of the coronavirus in Illinois.

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