Chicago’s Cook County passes Queens with most COVID-19 cases

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Chicago’s Cook County has surpassed Queens as the county with the most reported coronavirus cases in the United States, according to a report and the latest available public data.

Cook County in Illinois on Thursday reached 58,457 reported COVID-19 cases, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Queens’ tally, meanwhile, reached 58,084 cases, according to the state Health Department.

The Sun-Times was first to note Cook County’s grim leapfrog to the title of worst-hit US county.

Statewide, though, New York still far exceeds Illinois in cases.

As of Thursday, New York had recorded 343,051 cases compared to Illinois, where there were 87,937.

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