Illinois health officials report 1,828 new cases of COVID-19, 5 deaths


SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WGN) — The Illinois Department of Public Health announced 1,828 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state Saturday, including 5 additional deaths.

The deaths were reported in the following counties:

  • Cook County: 1 male 80s
  • DuPage County: 1 female 90s
  • Iroquois County: 1 male 70s
  • LaSalle County: 1 female 90s
  • Rock Island County: 1 female 80s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 204,519 cases, including 7,726 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 44,414 specimens for a total of 3,329,762, the health department said.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Aug. 8 – Aug. 14 is 4.0%. 

As of Friday night, 1,538 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 330 patients were in the ICU and 127 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

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