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Coronavirus cases up to 192 in Will County

The Will County Health Department on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015, in Joliet.
The Will County Health Department on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015, in Joliet.

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The number of coronavirus cases in Will County has climbed to 192, according to the Will County Health Department.

The number of cases increased by 82 from the health department's last report on Friday afternoon.

There have been no coronavirus-related deaths since Friday, according to the health department.

Of the 192 total cases, four so far have been fatal, the most recent a woman in her 90s who was a patient at Symphony Joliet nursing home.

The woman died Friday morning at a hospital where the diagnosis of COVID-19 was made, a spokeswoman for Symphony Care Network said.

The other three fatal cases in Will County involved a man in his 50s, a woman in her 50s and a woman in her 60s, according to the health department.

Of the 192 total Will County cases, 105 are male and 87 are female.

Statewide on Sunday, the Illinois Department of Public Health announced that there were 18 more deaths from the day before and 1,105 new cases of COVID-19, both single-day highs for the state.

Illinois now has seen 4,596 confirmed cases and 65 deaths. The state has tested 27,762 people.

Of the 4,596 confirmed cases, 2,026 were from Chicago, according to Illinois Department of Public Health data released Sunday.

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