COVID-19 in Illinois: Health officials report 2,128 new cases, 27 additional deaths

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Department of Public Health Wednesday announced 2,128 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease throughout the state, including 27 additional confirmed deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 238,643 cases, including 8,091 deaths. 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 August 26 – September 1 is 4.5%. 

As of Tuesday night, 1,596 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 347 patients were in the ICU and 142 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.  

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 32,751 specimens for a total of 4,119,873. 

IDPH reported the large volume of testing in Illinois has caused a slowdown in data processing within its systems. Although the slowdown has delayed the reporting of some additional aggregate numbers, this has not affected the reporting of positive or negative results to individuals in any way.

For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email dph.sick@illinois.gov.

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