Public health officials said 2,450 more people tested positive for the coronavirus in the last 24 hours in Illinois, and 105 additional deaths were reported.


The deaths include two people from Boone County, a woman and man who were both in their 80s, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.


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There have now been 58,505 cases and 2,559 deaths in 97 of the state’s 102 counties.


Across the state, there are 4,717 people hospitalized with COVID-19, including 1,250 patients in ICU, according to Dr. Ngozi Ezike, director of the Illinois Department of Public Health.


She encouraged people to continue to stay home.


"We know it’s getting difficult. The weather is nice. People are getting antsy and have cabin fever," Ezike said. "Boredom affects both children and the adults. We all can suffer anxiety or depression and kids may be starting to act out."


She shared several ideas for things to do during the continued stay at home order, which continues with its new modified rules through the end of the month.


She suggested learning a foreign language, gardening and board games. She said to make walking of other exercise a priority.


"Let’s think about how we can stay physically active safely while socially distancing, wearing masks, so we can take care of both our physical, mental and emotional health," she said.


In Winnebago County, 37 new cases were confirmed bringing the total to 501, including 19 deaths. The county says 100 people locally have recovered from the virus.


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Kevin Haas: khaas@rrstar.com; @KevinMHaas