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3 new cases, no new deaths reported in local Ill. counties

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ILLINOIS (WFIE) - Illinois health officials reported a total of 2,441 new cases and 54 new deaths Friday.

That brings the total in the state to 1,183,667 confirmed positive cases and 20,460 total deaths.

According to the state’s coronavirus website, there are three new cases in our Illinois counties.

Of those new cases, two are in Wayne County and one in Wabash County

The map showed no new deaths in our Illinois area.

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker held a coronavirus update Friday morning.

You can watch that here.

During that update, he announced a new federal vaccination site that’s coming to the United Center in Chicago, starting March 10.

Gov. J.B. Pritzker says he expects six-figure vaccination days to become the norm as pharmaceutical companies bolster production and states receive larger shipments.

Pritzker’s expansion of the Phase 1B rollout took effect Thursday. It allows people 16 and older with underlying health conditions, such as heart disease or diabetes, to register for a shot.

[Illinois expanding COVID-19 vaccination eligibility to those with serious medical conditions]

A complete list of vaccination sites can be found on the Illinois coronavirus website.

Illinois Coronavirus Website

Here is the total number of coronavirus cases and deaths reported in our area:

  • Wayne County - 1,669 cases, 48 deaths
  • White County - 1,601 cases, 25 deaths
  • Wabash County - 1,299 cases, 12 deaths
  • Edwards County - 523 cases, 10 deaths

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