Public health officials announce 3,629 new cases of COVID-19

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 3,629 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois on Saturday, including 27 additional deaths.

That brings the state’s total to 339,803 cases, including 9,192 deaths.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from October 10 – October 16 is 5.2%.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 77,489 specimens for a total of 6,696,257. 

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