Illinois passes 13,000 COVID-19 deaths


SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) on Wednesday reported 8,256 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 179 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 812,430 cases, including 13,666 deaths. As of Tuesday night, 5,284 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 1,176 patients were in the ICU and 647 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators. 
The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Dec. 2 – Dec. 8 is 9.6%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Dec. 2 – Dec. 8 is 11.4%.



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