Illinois Has 1,382 New COVID-19 Cases, 8 Deaths

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By WBBM Newsradio 780 AM & 105.9 FM

SPRINGFIELD, ILL. (WBBM NEWSROOM) -- The Illinois Department of Public Health released the latest numbers on COVID-19 Sunday afternoon.

The state said there are 1,382 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including eight additional confirmed deaths.

"This new rule provides multiple rules for compliance before penalties are applied," Pritzker said. 

Chicago's rate also keeps going up and is now at 5.1%, a 4.6% upward tick, according to city data. Data also shows city positive cases are going up, mostly for people in the 18 to 29 and 30 to 39 age ranges. 

Chicago is seeing an average of 296 cases per day now. Just on Thursday, Illinois Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady said daily cases were hovering around 287.

The city's coronavirus increased cases are bad news. Arwady hopes the increased case numbers present a wake-up call for people in Chicago and the state as a whole.

"We are not where we need to be," she said.

Chicago has had 63,552 cases since the pandemic's start.