More than 4,000 Cook County residents have died of coronavirus-related causes

Over 4,000 people have died of coronavirus-related causes in Cook County, the medical examiner’s office announced Saturday.

With 33 more COVID-19 deaths, the county’s total rose to 4,005, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.


Cook County residents make up about 68% of the 5,864 coronavirus deaths in Illinois.

Earlier Saturday, Illinois health officials announced 72 more statewide deaths to go along with 975 more cases.

The new numbers come a week after Illinois entered Phase 3 of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s reopening plan, and align with benchmarks that should let all four regions of the state enter Phase 4 on June 26.