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Cook County exceeds 14,000 COVID-19 deaths

Just over two weeks after confirming 13,000 COVID-19 deaths in Cook County, the Medical Examiner’s Office (MEO) marked another grim pandemic milestone on Friday, confirming the County’s 14,000th death due to COVID-19 infection.

The Office noted that six weeks passed between the county’s 12,000th and 13,000th COVID-19 deaths and 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 the third surge in COVID-19 cases across the County and the nation.

The Office confirmed . . .

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