Illinois Has 1,604 New COVID-19 cases, 14 Deaths

Illinois Has 1,604 New COVID-19 cases, 14 Deaths
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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- The Illinois Department of Public Health reported Sunday that there are 1,604 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, including 14 additional confirmed deaths.

Of the deceased, a man in his 50s, a woman and man both in their 70s, a man and a woman in their 80s and two women in their 90s, all from Cook County; a man in his 80s from Carroll County; a woman in her 60s from DuPage County; a man in his 60s from Hamilton County; a woman in her 80s from Monroe County; a woman in her 80s from Peoria County; and  a woman in her 60s and a woman from her 90s, both from Tazewell County.

The IDPH currently is reporting a total of 287,930 cases, including 8,601deaths, 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. 20 through Sept. 26 is 3.7%.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 50,822 specimens for a total of 5,479,510.  As of last night, 1,486 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 350 patients were in the intensive care unit and 144 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.