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IDPH announces 6,762 new cases of COVID-19

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SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) on Wednesday reported 6,762 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 135 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 918,070 cases, including 15,547 deaths, in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. As of Tuesday night, 4,593 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 953 patients were in the ICU and 536 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Dec. 16 – Dec. 22, 2020 is 7.5%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Dec. 16 – Dec. 22, 2020 is 9.0%.

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