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Cook County tops 13,000 COVID-19 deaths (free content)

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office (MEO) marked another grim pandemic milestone today. The MEO confirmed the county’s 13,000th death due to COVID-19 infection just six weeks after the county marked its 12,000th death from the virus.

The office noted that more than three and a half months passed between the county’s 11,000th and 12,000th COVID-19 death. The latest milestone comes during a surge in COVID-19 cases across the county and the nation.

The MEO confirmed 254 COVID-19 deaths for the week of Dec. 27, 2021. Those are the . . .

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