CHICAGO — The state reported 118 people dying from coronavirus over the weekend.
Officials have said Chicago and the rest of Illinois are in the midst of a second surge, with new cases, hospitalizations and deaths skyrocketing.
Reports of new cases and deaths often lag during the weekends, but the state still reported 76 deaths Saturday and 42 more Sunday. Fifty-two of the people who died were from Cook County.
The city is also now seeing an average of six deaths per day; for months, that number hadn’t risen above two or three per day. But officials have said deaths are beginning to rise in Chicago, and they’ll go higher as new cases and hospitalizations spike.