Illinois announces 6,239 new COVID-19 cases


SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) on Tuesday reported 6,239 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 116 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 911,308 cases, including 15,414 deaths. As of Monday night, 4,571 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 981 patients were in the ICU and 557 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.
The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Dec. 15 – Dec. 21, 2020 is 7.4%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Dec. 15 – Dec. 21, 2020 is 9.0%.



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