COVID-19 in Illinois: Health officials report 13,012 new cases; 126 additional deaths

Wabash Valley COVID-19 updates

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) – The Illinois Department of Public Health Friday reported 13,012 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease throughout the state, including 126 additional deaths.

Health officials in Crawford, Edgar and Jasper counties are reporting additional deaths not yet reflected in the state total.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 634,395 cases, including 11,304 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 116,024 specimens for a total 9,588,698. 

As of Thursday night, 6,111 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 1,196 patients were in the ICU and 604 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators. 
 
The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from November 13 – November 19, 2020 is 11.5%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from November 13 – November 19, 2020 is 13.4%.

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

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