New COVID-19 cases reported in Illinois; bringing total to 7,695 cases, 157 deaths

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker is expected to address the state on Thursday with the latest regarding COVID-19. On Wednesday, Governor Pritzker announced 986 new positive cases of COVID-19, and an additional 42 deaths. (KWQC)
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Health officials in Illinois on Thursday announced 715 new cases of COVID-19.

The Illinois Dept. of Public Health announced the new cases, along with 16 additional deaths.

- Christian County: 1 male 80s
- Cook County: 1 male 30s, 1 female 40s, 1 male 40s, 2 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 4 male 70s, 1 male 80s
- DuPage County: 1 female 80s
- McHenry County: 1 male 60s
- Whiteside County: 1 female 90s

Health officials say cases are now being reported in Logan, Macoupin, Mercer, Moultrie, and Piatt counties.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 7,695 cases, including 157 deaths, in 61 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years.

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