Illinois reports more than 1,300 new COVID-19 cases, 18 more deaths

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) — More than 1,300 new cases of the coronavirus were reported in Illinois Wednesday and 18 additional deaths.

The Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting 1,393 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 175,124 cases and the death toll to 7,462. Cases cover 102 counties in Illinois with ages randing from younger than one to older than 100 years.

As of Tuesday night, the health department reported 1,491 Illinois patients were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 355 patients were in the ICU and 152 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

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