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Covid-19: Friday, August 28

Today's statistics for Covid-19/ Evanston residents 

Confirmed cases: 982 (two new case reported since yesterday) 

Active cases: 65

Deaths: 72 (one additional deaths since yesterday and the first additional death since July 10), according to the city's Website.

Covid-19 statistics for Illinois

Cook County is among the 30 counties the Illinois Department of Public Health sounded the alarm about today for a resurgence in coronavirus cases, according to the Chicago Tribune.

That’s the largest number of counties that had reached “warning level” since the agency began issuing those weekly reports earlier this summer, and the first time Cook County has been on it. The warning level applies to suburban Cook County and does not apply to the city of Chicago.

Today, state health officials also announced 2,149 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 20 deaths. Overall, Illinois has reported 229,483 cases, including 7,997 deaths.

However, according to the Tribune, the official COVID-19 death toll in Illinois may not account for at least 1,000 fatalities — and potentially far more — that could be attributable to the pandemic, according to a Tribune analysis of federal data.


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