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13 new COVID-19 cases in Evanston, 1,551 across Illinois

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Evanston reported 13 new COVID-19 cases today, raising the total here to 253, statewide there were 1,551 new cases, bringing the statewide total to 33,059.

At his news conference this afternoon Gov. J.B. Pritzker said he’s considering some easing of the state’s stay-at-home order for next month, but the trend of new cases doesn’t justify a return to normal activities.

 

Evanston’s coronavirus death toll remained at 8 today, but the state saw an additional 119 deaths for a total of 1,468.

Chicago reported 541 new cases for a total of 13,554 or nearly 41 percent of the statewide total. Chicago has now seen 569 deaths, with 55 of those reported today.

Tests conducted for the disease in Illinois remain far below the level of 10,000 or more that the governor has said would be needed to permit a substantial easing of restrictions on residents’ activities.

The state reported having received results of 6,639 tests in the past 24 hours.

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