Illinois Coronavirus Updates: More Than 10,000 Cases Reported, Cities Urged to Apply for Relief

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The state of Illinois saw more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, marking the fourth consecutive day and the 16th day in the last 17 that the state has hit that number.

Meanwhile, Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s administration is encouraging cities throughout the state to apply for relief funds through the federal CARES program, saying that more than 400 municipalities are eligible and haven’t applied for the funds yet.

Amid surging coronavirus numbers, DuPage County is opening a new testing facility as the region the county is in has seen a dramatic spike in positivity rates.

Illinois Reports More Than 10,000 New COVID-19 Cases, 76 Additional Deaths

For the fourth day in a row and the 16th time in the last 17 days, Illinois has reported 10,012 confirmed and probable coronavirus cases on Sunday, along with 76 additional deaths attributed to the virus.

According to the latest data from the Illinois Department of Public Health, the new case total brings the state to 656,298 cases of the virus since the pandemic began in March. The 76 deaths reported Sunday bring the state to 11,506 amid the ongoing pandemic.

The state continues to test at a brisk level, with 92,437 new tests performed over the last 24 hours. The state is …

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