Over 16k tested for COVID-19 yesterday in Illinois, 2,724 new cases announced

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Illinois Department of Public Health officials announced it had hit its goal for the first time of 10,000 tests per day in Illinois, announcing a total of 16,124 new tests given in the past 24 hours.

Of those tested, 2,724 new cases of COVID-19 were announced.  That is the largest number of single day cases announced in Illinois.

Health officials also announced 108 deaths on Friday, bringing State death totals to 1,795 lost to COVID-19 since the  pandemic began.

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