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10 more COVID-19 deaths in Will County since Friday

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Since Friday, 10 more people have died from COVID-19 in Will County, according to public health officials.

The Will County Health Department reported the additional deaths Monday, which brought the total in the county to 279.

The new reported deaths included a man in his 50s, a woman in her 70s, four men in their 80s, three women in their 80s, and a woman in her 90s.

The vast majority, about 87%, of those who have died from COVID-19 in Will County were in their 60s or older, according to health department data.

The county health department also reported 182 new COVID-19 cases in Will County from over the weekend. The additional cases brought the total number in Will County to 5,641.

The Illinois Department of Public Health also reported 974 new cases of COVID-19 and 23 additional deaths in the state on Monday.

The additional numbers were among the lowest Illinois public officials had reported in weeks. Monday's new caseload was the smallest amount reported since April 5.

In total, the IDPH has reported 121,234 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 101 counties and 5,412 deaths from the disease as of Monday.

Between Sunday and Monday, 20,014 tests for COVID-19 were processed in Illinois.

The IDPH also reported that 42,728 tests for COVID-19 from Will County have been processed overall through Monday. The county's overall positivity rate is about 13% according to IDPH data.

The Will County Health Department provides information and resources on COVID-19 on its website, www.willcountyhealth.org.

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