COVID-19 in Illinois: 9,469 new cases, 125 additional deaths reported

Wabash Valley COVID-19 updates

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) – The Illinois Department of Public Health Tuesday reported 9,469 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease throughout the state, including 125 additional deaths.

Crawford County health officials reported one new death not yet included in the state total.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 674,089 cases, including 11,677 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 97,323 specimens for a total 9,990,304.  As of last night, 6,134 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 1,203 patients were in the ICU and 668 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators. 

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from November 17 – November 23, 2020 is 10.4%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from November 17 – November 23, 2020 is 12.4%.

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

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