COVID-19 in Illinois: 1,392 new cases, 7 additional deaths reported statewide

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) – The Illinois Department of Public Health Tuesday announced 1,392 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease throughout the state, including seven additional confirmed deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 252,353 cases, including 8,186 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. 

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from September 1 – September 7 is 4.0%. 

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 31,363 specimens for a total of 4,478,710.  As of Monday night, 1,504 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 343 patients were in the ICU and 133 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.  

For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email dph.sick@illinois.gov.

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