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Medical examiner confirms 99 more COVID-19 deaths in Cook County

Cook County makes up about 70% of the 3,111 COVID-19 deaths in Illinois.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office reported the first heat-related death of the season in the county on July, 23, 2020.
The medical examiner’s office confirmed 99 more COVID-19 deaths in Cook County May 7, 2020.
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The Cook County medical examiner Thursday confirmed 99 more deaths related to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The newly confirmed deaths bring the county’s toll to 2,179, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Cook County makes up about 70% of the 3,111 COVID-19 deaths in Illinois.

Illinois health officials Thursday reported 2,642 new cases of the virus, bringing the number of cases in the state to 70,873.