179 COVID-19 deaths 4th highest day in Illinois

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Illinois public health officials on Wednesday reported 179 deaths related to COVID-19.

That’s the fourth-highest single-day fatality total since the coronavirus entered Illinois in February. The largest total was 238 on Dec. 2.

Officials are still expecting darker days ahead — a surge of new cases of COVID-19 and deaths to accompany them because of holiday gatherings where the virus can spread.

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