IDPH: 868 new COVID-19 cases; 18 additional deaths

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FILE – This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. On Tuesday, April 21, 2020, U.S. health regulators OK’d the first coronavirus test that allows people to collect their own sample at home, a new approach that could help expand testing options in most states. The sample will still have to be shipped for processing back to LabCorp, which operates diagnostic labs throughout the U.S. (NIAID-RML via AP)

ILLINOIS (WCIA) — The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced 868 new confirmed cases of coronavirus in Illinois, including 18 additional confirmed deaths.

IDPH is reporting a total of 145,750 cases, including 7,005 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

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