State sees 2,724 new COVID-19 cases as testing surpasses 10,000 per day

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Dr. Ngozi Ezike, director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, announces there were 2,724 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state the past 24 hours. Meanwhile, she said during the news conference Friday in Chicago, that there were a daily high of more than 16,000 coronavirus tests conducted in the past day. (Credit:

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) on Friday, April 24 announced 2,724 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 108 additional deaths.

Gov. J.B. Pritzker also reported Friday the state has surpassed its goal of conducting 10,000 COVID-19 tests each day.  The report coming into Friday was 16,124 daily tests according to Pritzker.

  • Boone County: 1 male 60s
  • Clinton County: 1 female 100+
  • Cook County: 1 male 30s, 1 female 40s, 3 males 40s, 1 female 50s, 5 males 50s, 4 females 60s, 7 males 60s, 14 females 70s, 15 males 70s, 10 females 80s, 11 males 80s, 4 females 90s, 5 males 90s
  • DuPage County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 80s, 3 females 90s, 2 males 90s
  • Jefferson County: 1 male 70s
  • Kankakee County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 80s
  • Lake County: 1 female 50s, 1 male 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 90s
  • Madison County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • McHenry County: 1 male 50s
  • Sangamon County: 1 male 70s
  • Whiteside County: 1 unknown 90s
  • Will County: 1 male 20s, 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s, 2 males 80s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 39,658 cases, including 1,795 deaths, in 96 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years.

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*All data are provisional and will change. In order to rapidly report COVID-19 information to the public, data are being reported in real-time. Information is constantly being entered into an electronic system and the number of cases and deaths can change as additional information is gathered.  Information for a death previously reported has changed, therefore, today’s numbers have been adjusted.







Map with cases by county