IDPH: Over 194,000 COVID-19 cases reported in Illinois

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) -– The Illinois Department of Public Health Sunday announced 1,382 new confirmed cases of Coronavirus disease throughout the state, including 8 additional confirmed deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 194,080 cases, including 7,636 deaths. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. 

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 41,354 specimens for a total of 3,073,988. 

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from August 2 – August 8 is 4.1%. 

As of Saturday night, 1,488 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 322 patients were in the ICU and 114 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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