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Illinois records largest single day increase in COVID-19 deaths

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SPRINGFIELD (WSIL) – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has announced 1,287 new cases of coronavirus COVID-19 in Illinois, including 73 additional deaths.

In his daily briefing Tuesday, Governor JB Pritzker said it was the largest single day increase in deaths to date.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 13,549 cases, including 380 deaths, in 77 counties in Illinois.

Health officials say 80-percent of deaths have occurred in individuals 60 years of age or older.

In all, the age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years.

For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email dph.sick@illinois.gov.

For all personal protective equipment (PPE) donations, email PPE.donations@illinois.gov.

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