IDPH: Over 1,400 new COVID-19 cases, 14 new deaths

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) — The IDPH on Sunday reported 1,402 new confirmed cases statewide for a total of 274,258 cases. The state death toll rose by 14 to 8,450.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from September 13 – September 19 is 3.5%. 

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 48,011 specimens for a total of 5,105,153. According to state health officials, it is the highest number of tests in one day.

As of Saturday night, 1,417 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 357 patients were in the ICU and 151 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators. 

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

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