Health officials announced over 5,700 new cases of coronavirus in Illinois and 156 additional deaths Friday.
Illinois Department of Public Health reported 5,742 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19.
Currently, state health officials report a total of 930,849 cases, including 15,799 deaths, since the pandemic began.
Within the past 24 hours, labs have reported 98,958 specimens for a total 12,881,938.
As of last night, 4,352 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 928 patients were in the ICU and 538 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.
The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from December 18 – December 24, 2020 is 7.1%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from December 18 – December 24, 2020 is 8.6%.