IL reports more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases

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Illinois Department of Public Health officials announced 1,018 new cases of the coronavirus in the state and 20 more deaths Thursday.

The announcement came in the daily update from IDPH. There are now more than 150,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Illinois. The state is reporting 7,119 deaths from the disease. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 36,180 specimens for a total of 1,878,756.

The state reported that as of Wednesday night, 1,507 people were in Illinois hospitals with COVID-19. Of those, 317 were in ICU and 153 were on ventilators.

Visit the IDPH website for more information on the coronavirus in Illinois

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