Coronavirus Illinois: IL COVID-19 deaths surpass 6K with 129K total cases

CHICAGO (WLS) -- The coronavirus death toll in Illinois has surpassed 6,000 after health officials reported an additional 95 deaths Tuesday.

A total of 6,018 people in Illinois have now died from the virus.

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Health officials announced 797 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases to 129,212.

Labs ran a total of 20,309 tests over a 24-hour period, bringing the total number of tests conducted to 1,079,182. Over the past seven days, just four percent of tests were positive, continuing a downward trend.

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