State re­ports 1,403 new COVID-19 cases, 5 more deaths

Chicago Sun-Times - - TOP NEWS - Em­manuel Camarillo

Illi­nois health of­fi­cials on Sun­day an­nounced 1,403 new con­firmed cases of COVID-19, a sharp de­cline from the mas­sive daily tally re­ported a day ear­lier.

On Satur­day, Illi­nois re­ported 2,806 new coro­n­avirus cases. On Fri­day, the state recorded 5,368 cases of the coro­n­avirus, a record high the Illi­nois Depart­ment of Public Health at­trib­uted to three days’ worth of de­layed test re­sults due to a pro­cess­ing back­log.

Health of­fi­cials on Sun­day also an­nounced five ad­di­tional deaths at­trib­uted to the coro­n­avirus, rais­ing the state’s pan­demic death toll to 8,171.

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