After four days of significant decreases in reported deaths from coronavirus in Illinois, the state hit a record number of new deaths on Tuesday, signaling Illinois is nowhere near an end to its Covid-19 crisis. 

The Illinois Department of Public Health announced 144 new deaths among those who had previously tested positive for the virus — though The Daily Line’s accounting of Covid-19 figures showed 142 deaths — and pushed the state’s overall death toll to 2,125 in the six weeks since the first Covid-19 death was announced.

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