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NBC 5 Investigates: 2 Charts of Local Coronavirus Deaths — and How We Need to Change Them

NBC 5 Investigates is tracking reports of people who have died from complications of the coronavirus, day by day, county by county, throughout Illinois and the greater Chicago area.

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The two charts below show where things stand right now, and how social-distancing orders aim to change them — if we all follow the rules. We want the first chart to level off. We want the second chart to drop sharply downhill.

We will continue to update both charts, every day:

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