IDPH: New COVID-19 cases near 2,200 Saturday

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) -– The Illinois Department of Public Health on today announced 2,190 new confirmed cases of Coronavirus disease throughout the state, including 18 additional confirmed deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 192,698 cases, including 7,631 deaths. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. 

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 48,016 specimens for a total of 3,032,634. 

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from August 1 – August 7 is 4.2%. 

As of Wednesday night, 1,538 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 338 patients were in the ICU and 125 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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