Cook County on track of having most COVID-19 cases nationwide

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CHICAGO — Cook County is set to overtake Queens, New York as the county with the most COVID-19 cases nationwide, according to a Chicago Sun-Times analysis.

Queens County reported a total of 56,889 cases on Wednesday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Cook County reported 56,406.

The trends suggest Cook County could overtake Queens as soon as Thursday. Queens County is on a downward trend from its peak.

As far as deaths, Cook County has seen about 2,000 fewer than Queens.

The Sun-Times also reports Cook County is double the size of Queens County, housing 5.1 million residents — the second most populous county in the nation.

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