Medical examiner confirms 56 more coronavirus deaths in Cook County

The county’s COVID-19 death toll now stands at 1,969, the medical examiner’s office said.

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The Cook County medical examiner’s office reported the first heat-related death of the season in the county on July, 23, 2020.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office confirmed 56 more coronavirus deaths May 5, 2020.

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Fifty-six more people in Cook County have died of causes related to COVID-19, the Cook County medical examiner confirmed Tuesday.

The county’s coronavirus death toll now stands at 1,969, the medical examiner’s office said.

Illinois saw its deadliest day Tuesday, with Gov. J.B. Pritzker reporting 176 new deaths. Cook County makes up about 69% of the 2,838 deaths in Illinois.

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