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Illinois announces 10,959 new cases of coronavirus disease

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SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) on Thursday reported 10,959 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 192 additional deaths. 

Some data reported to IDPH is delayed from the weekends, including this past holiday weekend.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 759,562 cases, including 12,830 deaths. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 106,778 specimens for a total 10,806,364.  As of Wednesday night, 5,653 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 1,170 patients were in the ICU and 693 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators. 
 
The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Nov. 26 – Dec. 2, 2020 is 10.4%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Nov. 26 – Dec. 2, 2020 is 12.3%.

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