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Illinois tops 10K COVID deaths, almost 10K new cases

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SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Thursday reported 9,935 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 97 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 447,491 cases, including 10,030 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 86,015 specimens for a total 8,116,728.  As of last night, 3,891 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 772 patients were in the ICU and 343 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators. 

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from October 29 – November 4 is 9.1%.  This is the number that IDPH has been consistently reporting in its daily releases and is calculated using total cases over total tests.  Similar to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, IDPH has been using test positivity for regional mitigation metrics on its website since mid-July.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from October 29, 2020 – November 4, 2020 is 10.5%.

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