COVID-19 in Illinois: Lawrence County sees first two deaths

Wabash Valley COVID-19 updates

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Department of Public Health Wednesday reported 1,941 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease throughout the state, including 35 additional confirmed deaths.

Lawrence County reported its first two virus-related deaths, one of which is not yet reflected in the state total.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 266,151 cases, including 8,367 deaths. 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 9 – September 15 is 3.7%. 

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 52,311 specimens for a total of 4,863,138. 

As of Wednesday night, 1,565 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 345 patients were in the ICU and 143 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.  

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

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