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Illinois Matches Highest Single Day Virus Death Tally At 125

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Medical personnel help each other at a federal COVID-19 drive-thru testing site in the parking lot of Walmart in North Lake, Ill., Wednesday, March 25, 2020. The new coronavirus cause mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.

CHICAGO — The coronavirus death toll in Illinois has climbed by 125, a total that matches the highest number of deaths for a single day in the state. With the one-day increase, officials said Saturday the virus death toll stands at 1,259.

State officials also say the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases climbed by 1,585 to a total of 29,160.

Gov. J.B. Pritzker told reporters that he understands the frustration of people over stay-at-home orders that have prompted protests in other states.

But he suggested the state’s own restrictions would be around for a while, adding that the number of coronavirus cases in Illinois hasn’t yet peaked. 

COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving story, and we are working hard to bring you the most up-to-date information. We recommend checking the Coronavirus Information Center for the most recent numbers and guidance.

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