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