SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Department of Public Health on Wedensday reported 1,848 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 22 additional confirmed deaths.
Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 279,114 cases, including 8,508 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. 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 16 – September 22 is 3.5%.
Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 46,391 specimens for a total of 5,231,607.
As of Tuesday night, 1,563 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 351 patients were in the ICU and 144 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.
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