COVID-19 in Illinois: 2,818 new cases, 35 additional deaths reported

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) – The Illinois Department of Public Health on Friday reported 2,818 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease throughout the state, including 35 additional confirmed deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 313,518 cases, including 8,945 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. 

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from October 2 – October 8 is 3.8%. 

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 71,599 specimens for a total of 6,177,379. 

As of Thursday night, 1,812 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 395 patients were in the ICU and 153 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.  

For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email

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