CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 2,529 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, including 25 additional confirmed deaths. The state also reported that more than 5 million COVID-19 tests have been given in Illinois.
The deaths were reported in the following counties:
- Bureau County: 1 female 50s
- Cook County: 1 male 50s, 2 females 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
- Edgar County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s
- Greene County: 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
- LaSalle County: 1 male 50s
- Macon County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 90s
- Macoupin County: 1 female 70s
- Montgomery County: 1 male 80s
- Rock Island County: 1 female 70s
- St. Clair County: 1 female 70s
- Tazewell County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
- Warren County: 1 male 80s
- Will County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s
Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 272,856 cases, including 8,436 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.
The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Sept. 12 – Sept. 18 is 3.5%. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 74,286 specimens for a total of 5,057,142.
As of Friday night, 1,469 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 326 patients were in the ICU and 141 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.