COVID-19 in Illinois: Health officials report 4,729 new cases, 17 additional deaths

Wabash Valley COVID-19 updates

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) – The Illinois Department of Public Health on Monday reported 4,729 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease throughout the state, including 17 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 378,985 cases, including 9,522 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 October 19 – October 25 is 6.3%. 

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 57,264 specimens for a total 7,326,216. 

As of Sunday night, 2,638 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 589 patients were in the ICU and 238 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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