IDPH: 1,624 new COVID-19 cases; 20 additional deaths


ILLINOIS (WCIA) — The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 1,624 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, including 20 additional deaths.

In a news release, officials said there are a total of 166,925 COVID-19 cases, including 7,367 deaths, across 102 counties. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 39,706 specimens for a total of 2,388,193.

As of Wednesday night, 1,473 residents with the virus were hospitalized. Of those patients, 309 were in the ICU while 135 were on ventilators.

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