Cook County medical examiner confirms 37 more COVID-19 deaths

The county death toll is 1,816.

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The medical examiner confirmed 37 more COVID-19 deaths in Cook County on May 3, 2020.

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The Cook County medical examiner’s office on Sunday confirmed another 37 deaths connected to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The newly confirmed fatalities bring the county’s toll to 1,816, the medical examiner’s office said.

Cook County makes up about 69% of the 2,618 deaths in Illinois. On Sunday, state health officials announced 2,994 new cases of the coronavirus in Illinois. A record 19,417 coronavirus tests were processed Saturday.

The state has now seen 61,499 people test positive for the virus.

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