Health officials announce more than 3,000 new COVID-19 cases


Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, along with elected and health officials, give a daily update on the coronavirus situation in Illinois, Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Chicago. (Tyler LaRiviere/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

CHICAGO (WMBD) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Friday said there was an increase of 3,137 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Illinois.

There are now 56,055 reported cases statewide. Additionally, the Illinois Department of Public Health said the death toll is at 2,457 from the coronavirus; a 102-person increase since Thursday.

The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have processed 14,821 specimens for a total of 284,688, in 97 counties in Illinois.

Watch the press conference below.

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