COVID-19 in Illinois: Health officials report 8,322 new cases, 47 additional deaths

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) – The Illinois Department of Public Health Monday reported 8,322 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease throughout the state, including 47 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 664,620 cases, including 11,552 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. 

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 91,562 specimens for a total 9,892,981.  As of last night, 6,171 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 1,206 patients were in the ICU and 635 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators. 

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from November 16 – November 22, 2020 is 10.9%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from November 16 – November 22, 2020 is 12.7

*All data are provisional and will change. In order to rapidly report COVID-19 information to the public, data are being reported in real-time. Information is constantly being entered into an electronic system and the number of cases and deaths can change as additional information is gathered.  Information for deaths previously reported has changed, therefore, today’s numbers have been adjusted.  For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email dph.sick@illinois.gov.

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