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Cook County death toll from COVID-19 reaches 12,000

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office (MEO) marked another grim pandemic milestone this week. The MEO confirmed the county’s 12,000th death due to COVID-19 infection 20 months after the first fatal case of the virus was confirmed here.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 5,818 COVID-19 deaths have occurred in the Chicago, accounting for approximately 48% of deaths in the county. Nearly 70% of Chicago’s COVID-19 deaths were in communities of color.

White people accounted for 27% of the deaths . . .

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