Illinois passes 11K COVID-19 deaths

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Illinois State Capitol in Springfield. (Photo via Good Free Photos)

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Wednesday reported 8,922 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19, including 140 additional deaths.

While the number of new cases is the first decline in a week, the number of deaths took a sharp jump.

As of Wednesday, IDPH is reporting a total of 606,771 cases, including 11,014 deaths. Nationally, the death toll from COVID-19 topped 250,000.

In a press release, IDPH reported 5,953 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 1,146 patients were in the ICU and 547 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators. 
 
The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from November 11 – November 17, 2020 is 11.9%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from November 11 – November 17, 2020 is 14.2%.

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