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Illinois cases of COVID-19 surpass 16,000

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SPRINGFIELD (WSIL) – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced 1,344 new cases of COVID-19 Thursday, including 66 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 16,422 cases, including 528 deaths, in 81 counties in Illinois.

The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years.

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