COVID-19 in Illinois: Clark County death toll climbs to 25

Wabash Valley COVID-19 updates

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Department of Public Health Wednesday reported 6,762 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease throughout the state, including 135 additional deaths.

Among the latest confirmed deaths was a female in her 90s from Clark County, the 25th death in the county since August.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 918,070 cases, including 15,547 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 82,328 specimens for a total of 12,688,071. As of last night, 4,593 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 953 patients were in the ICU and 536 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of the total tested from December 16 – December 22 is 7.5%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity
from December 16 – December 22 is 9.0%.

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

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