Illinois officials report 2,190 cases of COVID-19, 18 deaths


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CHICAGO (WGN) — The Illinois Department of Public Health announced Saturday that the state had 2,190 new confirmed cases of coronavirus, including 18 additional confirmed deaths. On Friday, the state reported 2,084 cases.

The deaths were reported in the following counties:

  • Bureau County: 1 female 80s
  • Cook County: 1 male 40s, 2 males 70s, 1 male 80s
  • DuPage County: 1 female 80s
  • Kane County: 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Lake County: 1 male 60s
  • Madison County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s
  • Mercer County: 1 female 80s
  • Rock Island County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
  • St. Clair County: 1 male 60s
  • Whiteside County: 1 male 80s
  • Winnebago County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 70s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 192,698 cases, including 7,631 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Aug. 1 – Aug. 7 is 4.2%, IDPH said. 

As of Friday night, 1,538 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 338 patients were in the ICU and 125 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

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