Illinois announces 7,359 new cases of coronavirus disease


SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) on Tuesday reported 7,359 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), including 117 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 863,477 cases, including 14,509 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. As of Monday night, 4,965 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 1,057 patients were in the ICU and 598 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Dec. 8 – Dec. 14 is 8.6%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Dec. 8 – Dec. 14 is 10.3%.



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