WATCH: Dr. Ezike breaks down in tears while giving Friday’s Illinois COVID-19 death totals

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CHICAGO (WMBD) — Illinois Department of Public Health Department Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike was brought to tears after reading the number of COVID-related deaths for the state in Friday’s COVID-19 daily update.

Ezike stepped away from the podium for a moment to compose herself before resuming the briefing.

Later in the briefing, Ezike was asked what the most difficult part about the resurgence of cases in the state is. She said seeing the state’s COVID-19 numbers go up despite the efforts of health care workers and others.

IDPH reported 3,874 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 31 additional deaths.

  • Adams County: 1 female 70s
  • Christian County: 1 male 40s, 1 female 80s
  • Clark County: 1 female 80s
  • Clinton County: 1 male 90s
  • Cook County: 1 male 30s, 1 female 90s
  • DeWitt County: 1 female 70s
  • Jefferson County: 1 male 60s
  • Kane County: 1 female 70s
  • Kankakee County: 1 male 60s
  • Lake County: 1 female 70s
  • LaSalle County: 2 females 90s
  • Macon County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
  • Madison County: 1 female 80s
  • McLean County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Rock Island County: 1 male 90s
  • Sangamon County: 1 male 70s
  • Shelby County: 1 female 70s
  • St. Clair County: 1 male 80s
  • Tazewell County: 1 male 80s
  • Vermilion County: 2 males 70s
  • Warren County: 1 male 90s
  • White County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 90s
  • Will County: 1 female 70s

IDPH reported a total of 364,033 cases, including 9,418 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. 51 counties are currently at a warning level:

  • Adams
  • Bond
  • Boone
  • Carroll
  • Cass
  • Christian
  • Clay
  • Clinton
  • Crawford
  • DeKalb
  • Douglas
  • Edwards
  • Fayette
  • Ford
  • Franklin
  • Gallatin
  • Greene
  • Hamilton
  • Henderson
  • Jersey
  • Jo Daviess
  • Johnson
  • Kane
  • Kendall
  • Knox
  • LaSalle
  • Lee
  • Macon
  • Macoupin
  • McDonough
  • McHenry
  • Mercer
  • Morgan
  • Moultrie
  • Ogle
  • Perry
  • Pike
  • Pulaski
  • Rock Island
  • Saline
  • Shelby
  • Stephenson
  • Union
  • Vermilion
  • Wabash
  • Warren
  • Wayne
  • Whiteside
  • Will
  • Williamson
  • Winnebago

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