COVID-19 in Illinois: Health officials report 10,959 new cases, 192 additional deaths

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) – The Illinois Department of Public Health Thursday reported 10,959 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease throughout the state, including 192 additional deaths. 

Some data reported to IDPH is delayed from the weekends, including this past holiday weekend.

Lawrence County health officials reported three additional deaths not yet reflected in the state’s total, for a total of 13 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 759,562 cases, including 12,830 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 106,778 specimens for a total 10,806,364.  As of last night, 5,653 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 1,170 patients were in the ICU and 693 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators. 
 
The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from November 26 – December 2, 2020 is 10.4%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from November 26 – December 2, 2020 is 12.3%.

*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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