Illinois reports 975 new cases of COVID-19


SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) – The state of Illinois has announced 975 new cases of COVID-19, as well as 72 more deaths.

In total, the Illinois Department of Public Health has confirmed 126,890 cases and 5,864 deaths.

Those diagnosed with COVID-19 have ranged in age from less than a year to over 100 years old.

Illinoisans who have symptoms of COVID-19 or have been been exposed and need a test to return to work are encouraged to visit a state-sponsored testing site for free testing.

Individuals without symptoms who are at high risk because they are over age 65, have diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure or another underlying condition, as well as those who are pregnant, live with a high-risk individual or are a member of a minority population that is at greater risk for severe illness, also are encouraged to get tested.

For information on testing locations, visit There are currently testing sites available in Champaign, Danville, Effingham, Mattoon, Olney, and Robinson among many others in the state.

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