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Illinois Has 1,402 New COVID-19 Cases, 14 Deaths

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SPRINGFIELD (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- After Illinois' coronavirus count surpassed the 5-million mark Saturday with 2,529 additional cases, the number of new cases dipped to 1,402 on Sunday, according to state health officials. The latest coronavirus numbers also include 14 additional deaths.

Of the deceased, a man in his 50s, a man in his 60s, a man in his 70s, a man in his 80s and a woman in her 90s, all from Cook County; a woman in her 70s from Douglas County; a man in his 60s from Greene County; a man in his 70s from Lake County; a man in his 60s along with a man and a woman in their 70s from Macon County; a woman in her 70s from Perry County; a man in his 60s from Whiteside County; and a man in his 50s from Woodford County, the Illinois Department of Public Health reported.

The IDPH currently is reporting a total of 274,258 cases, including 8,450 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Sept. 13 through Sept. 19 is 3.5%. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 48,011 specimens for a total of 5,105,153.

As of last night, 1,417 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 357 patients were in the intensive care unit and 151 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.


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