462 New Confirmed Covid-19 Cases

As Illinois prepares to enter the next phase of re-opening, there are still hundreds of new cases of COVID-19 reported each day in the state.

Claire Buchanan reports

In the latest daily report, The Illinois Department of Public Health announced 462 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois. There were 26 additional confirmed deaths.

Cook County continues to lead the state in the number of deaths from the virus.

To date, there have been more than 66-hundred deaths related to coronavirus. Cases have been reported in nearly all of the state’s counties.

The health department is now reporting both confirmed and probable cases and deaths on its website. State officials say reporting probable cases could help show the potential burden of the COVID-19 illness overall.