CHICAGO (CBS) — A somber milestone.

Cook County has recorded its 11,000 COVID death since the pandemic began.

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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle made a simple, but firm plea, to those who are not yet vaccinated.

“To everyone watching today, I implore you to get vaccinated,” Preckwinkle said. “No matter your age, no matter how healthy you are, you are susceptible to the virus. It can kill you. And it would most certainly leave devastated family and friends behind.”

If you live in the city of Chicago and want to get vaccinated, the Cook County Department of Public Health will bring the shot to your home.

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CBS 2 Chicago Staff