COVID Deaths Spike In Illinois
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COVID relates deaths are way up in Illinois. State health officials say the coronavirus claimed the lives of 63 people yesterday. The daily number of COVID deaths has exceeded 50 for five of the past seven days, and the state’s average number of COVID deaths increased 50-percent in the past week. Illinois is also averaging more than 10-thousand cases daily, a 47-percent increase from the average daily rate a week ago.