COVID-19 in Illinois: Health officials report 8,691 new cases, 90 additional deaths

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) – The Illinois Department of Public Health on Monday reported 8,691 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease throughout the state, including 90 additional deaths. 

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 796,264 cases, including 13,343 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 77,569 specimens for a total 11,178,783. 

As of Sunday night, 5,190 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 1,123 patients were in the ICU and 648 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators. 

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from November 30 – December 6, 2020 is 10.3%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from November 30 – December 6, 2020 is 11.9%.

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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