By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

Since the first confirmed COVID-19 case in Illinois (Chicago) on January 24, 2020, the number of cases in Illinois has reached nearly 30,000.

According to the latest data from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), 1,585 new cases of coronavirus disease were reported Saturday, bringing the state total to 29,160 cases.

In addition, 125 additional deaths were reported from 10 counties yesterday, bringing the death total to 1,259.

Illinois health officials report performing 137,404 COVID-19 tests to date.