COVID-19 in Illinois: Officials confirm 7,574 new cases Friday; state surpasses 12,000 deaths

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) on Friday reported 7,574 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 66 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 705,063 cases, including 12,029 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 77,130 specimens for a total 10,289,223.  As of last night, 5,829 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 1,215 patients were in the ICU and 698 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators. 

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from November 20 – November 26, 2020 is 10.1%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from November 20 – November 26, 2020 is 12.2%.

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

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