COVID-19, Local, Science

Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office Reaches Grim Milestone

Workers transforming a facility in Cook County, Illinois, into a surge center to manage all fatalities from COVID-19. (Video Screenshot)

Cases in first five months of 2020 exceed 2019 totals

Chicago, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today that the County’s Medical Examiner’s Office caseload since January 1, 2020 has surpassed all of the cases handled by the ME in 2019. Last year, the Office determined cause and manner of death in 6,274 cases. In 2020, the Office has handled more than 6,600 cases to date.

The Office has . . .

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