IDPH announces 7,374 new cases of coronavirus disease


SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) on Wednesday reported 7,374 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 178 additional deaths.

In a press release, IDPH reported a total of 955,380 cases, including 16,357 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. As of Tuesday night, 4,244 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 882 patients were in the ICU and 496 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Dec. 23 – Dec. 29 is 7.6%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Dec. 23 – Dec. 29 is 8.9%.



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