ILLINOIS (WCIA) — There were 9,469 new confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases announced Tuesday by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), including 125 additional deaths.
In a news release, public health officials included 13 central Illinois residents in the list of additional deaths. Those patients included:
- Four Champaign County residents: A man & woman in their 80s and two men in their 90s
- A Coles County man in his 80s
- A DeWitt County man in his 80s
- A man and woman in their 80s & 90s from Effingham County
- An Iroquois County man in his 80s
- A Macon County woman in her 90s
- A McLean County woman in her 30s
- A woman in her 80s from Sangamon County
- A Vermilion County woman in her 80s
IDPH reported a total of 674,089 COVID-19 cases across Illinois, including 11,677 deaths.
Additionally, public health officials said, “Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 97,323 specimens for a total 9,990,304. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from November 17 – November 23, 2020 is 10.4%.” They also said the preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity rate for November 17-November 23 was 12.4%.
As of Monday night, 6,134 people in the state were hospitalized with COVID-19. Of those patients, 1,202 were in the ICU and 668 were on ventilators.