COVID-19 in Illinois: More than 12M tests reported

Wabash Valley COVID-19 updates

SPRINGFIELD, Ill.  – The Illinois Department of Public Health Wednesday reported 7,123 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease throughout the state, including 146 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 870,600 cases, including 14,655 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 93,278 specimens for a total 12,055,288. As of last night, 4,793 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.

Of those, 1,045 patients were in the ICU and 590 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.
 
The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from December 9 – December 15, 2020 is 8.5%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from December 9 – December 15, 2020 is 10.3%.

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

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