Illinois reports over 1,700 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, 18 additional deaths

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) — More than 1,700 new cases of COVID-19 and 18 additional deaths were reported Thursday in Illinois.

The Illinois Department of Public Health announced 1,772 new coronavirus cases in the state. The statewide total is now reported at 176,896 and the death toll is now reported at 7,478 across 102 counties in Illinois.

The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. As of last night, 1,452 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 353 patients were in the ICU and 149 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

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