April 28, 2020 / 8:09 PM / a month ago

Illinois posts state's largest single-day COVID-19 death toll

April 28 (Reuters) - Illinois health officials on Tuesday reported that 142 people had died due to COVID-19 during the past 24 hours, the state’s largest single-day death toll since the outbreak began.

Illinois also posted 2,219 new cases on Tuesday, the second largest daily total. The state has had a total of 2,125 COVID-19 deaths and 48,102 confirmed cases, according to data from the state’s department of health. (Reporting by Brendan O’Brien in Chicago Editing by Chris Reese)

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