IDPH: Illinois COVID-19 cases closing in on 250,000


SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Department of Public Health on Sunday reported 1,403 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the state.

There are now 249,580 total confirmed cases in Illinois.

An additional 5 COVID-19 deaths were also reported Sunday bringing the state total to 8,171 deaths.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from August 30 – September 5 is 4.04%

As of Saturday night, 1,504  people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 356 patients were in the ICU and 134 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.  

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 61,935 specimens for a total of 4,371,876. 

For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email

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