Illinois Health Officials Confirm 2,538 Virus Cases and 26 Deaths in State

Health officials in Illinois have confirmed that there are 673 new cases in Illinois, including seven new deaths; a man in his 50s, two men and two women in their 60s, a man in his 70s and a woman in her 90s. President Trump recently approved a major disaster declaration for the state. Governor Pritzker also activated more Illinois National Guard soldiers and airmen to help with the COVID-19 response. Government officials also announced that they were taking steps to address the volume of unemployment benefit requests. This month’s unemployment claims total 133,763. For the entire calendar year last year the total numbers of unemployment claims were 27,493.

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