COVID-19 in Illinois: State reports 1,337 new cases, 30 additional deaths

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Department of Public Health on Wednesday announced 1,337 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease throughout the state, including 30 additional confirmed deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 253,690 cases, including 8,214 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 September 2 – September 8 is 3.7%. 

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 48,029 specimens for a total of 4,526,739. 

As of Tuesday night, 1,580 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 357 patients were in the ICU and 133 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.  

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

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