Illinois reports over 1,900 new cases of coronavirus, 21 additional deaths

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) — The Ilinois Department of Public Health announced Friday that there are 1,941 new cases of COVID-19 in the state and 21 additional deaths.

As of Thursday there were 1,369 people reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 346 patients were in the ICU and 148 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The new statewide total of confirmed cases is now 178,837 and 7,495 deaths.

The department of public health also reported Friday that 11 Illinois counties are at a warning level for the virus. Those counties are:

Cass

Gallatin

Jackson

Jo Daviess

Johnson

Perry

Randolph

Saline

Sangamon

St. Clair

White

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