IDPH: Over 2,800 COVID-19 cases reported in Illinois Saturday

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Department of Public Health on Saturday reported 2,806 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the state.

There are now 248,177 total confirmed cases in the state.

An additional 23 COVID-19 deaths were also reported Saturday bringing the state total to 8,166 deaths.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from August 29 – September 4 is 4.2% 

As of Friday night, 1,547 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 360 patients were in the ICU and 151 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.  

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 61,935 specimens for a total of 4,371,876. 

For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email dph.sick@illinois.gov.

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