COVID-19 in Illinois: 6,642 new cases; 117 additional deaths reported

Wabash Valley COVID-19 updates

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Department of Public Health Tuesday reported 6,642 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease throughout the state, including 117 additional deaths.

Among the latest confirmed deaths was a female in her 80s from Clark County.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,040,168 cases, including 17,743 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 93,491 specimens for a total 14,263,477. 

As of Monday night, 3,553 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 757 patients were in the ICU and 409 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from January 5–11, 2021 is 7.5%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from January 5–11, 2021 is 8.6%.

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

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