Illinois reports 2,514 new cases of COVID-19, 25 additional deaths

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CHICAGO — Illinois health officials announced 2,514 new cases of COVID-19 Friday, including 25 additional deaths.

The Illinois Department of Public Health said the deaths were reported in the following counties:

  • Cook County: 1 male 60s, 2 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s, 1 female 100+
  • Cumberland County: 1 female 80s
  • DuPage County:  1 male 70s, 2 females 90s
  • Green County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 80s
  • Jersey County: 1 male 90s
  • Kane County: 1 male 50s
  • Menard County: 1 male 90s
  • Richland County: 1 male 80s
  • Saline County: 1 male 70s
  • St. Clair County: 1 female 70s
  • Tazewell County: 1 female 70s
  • Will County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s
  • Williamson County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 283,885 cases, including 8,563 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Sept. 18 – Sept. 24 is 3.6%. 

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 69,793 specimens for a total of 5,363,471. 

As of Thursday night, 1,637 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 371 patients were in the ICU and 124 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.   

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