COVID-19 in Illinois: 1,953 new cases reported statewide, 1 new death in Edgar County

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SPRINGFIELD (WTWO/WAWV) – The Illinois Department of Public Health announces 1,953 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 28 additional deaths.

One new death has been reported in Edgar County.

The state of Illinois has reported a total of 255,643 cases since the pandemic began and 8,242 deaths in 102 counties.

The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years.

IDPH says the preliminary seven-day statewide positivity rate from September 3 through September 9 is 3.8%.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 48,982 specimens for a total of 4,575,721.

As of Wednesday night, 1609 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 346 patients were in the ICU and 141 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

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