COVID-19 in Illinois: More than 6,000 hospitalized

Wabash Valley COVID-19 updates

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) – The Illinois Department of Public Health Thursday reported 14,612 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease throughout the state, including 168 additional deaths.

As of Wednesday night, 6,037 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 1,192 patients were in the ICU and 587 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators. 

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 621,383 cases, including 11,178 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 113,447 specimens for a total 9,472,674.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from November 12 – November 18, 2020 is 12.0%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from November 12 – November 18, 2020 is 14.0%.

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

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