Illinois Surpasses 200K Total COVID-19 Cases

Coronavirus Illinois
By WBBM Newsradio 780 AM & 105.9 FM

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Health officials on Thursday announced another 1,834 new cases of the coronavirus in Illinois, continuing a four-week streak of daily caseloads over a thousand.

Another 24 fatalities from COVID-19 have been reported in the last day, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.

The new cases raise the statewide total to 200,427, including 7,696 deaths, health officials said.

The state’s rolling positive rate dropped a tenth of a percent to 4.0 percent.

As of Wednesday night, 1,628 people in Illinois were hospitalized with COVID-19. Of those, 383 patients were in the ICU and 127 were on ventilators.

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