IDPH reporting 6,642 new cases, 117 additional COVID-19 deaths


SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WMB)D – The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 6,642 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus including 117 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,040,168 cases, including 17,743 deaths.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 93,491 specimens for a total 14,263,477.

As of last night, 3,553 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 757 patients were in the ICU and 409 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Jan. 5–11 is 7.5%. 

The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Jan. 5–11 is 8.6%.

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