Illinois health officials announce 1,880 new cases of COVID-19

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CHICAGO (WGN) — The Illinois Department of Public Health announced Saturday 1,880 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, including 11 additional confirmed deaths.

The deaths were reported in the following counties:

  • Cook County: 1 male 60s
  • Jackson County: 1 male 70s
  • Jersey County: 1 female 70s
  • Lake County: 1 male 90s
  • Madison County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 90s
  • McHenry County: 1 male 50s
  • Moultrie County: 1 male 70s
  • Richland County: 1 male 80s
  • Rock Island County: 1 male 60s
  • Will County: 1 male 60s

“Today is a solemn day in Illinois as we’ve now lost 8,000 lives to COVID-19,” Gov. J.B. Pritzker said in a press release. “As we mourn the family, friends, and neighbors who have been taken too soon, let’s do our part to prevent more senseless tragedy. Wear a mask. Watch your distance. Wash your hands. Every action counts.”

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 231,363 cases, including 8,008 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total tests from Aug. 22 – Aug. 28 is 4.0%. As of Friday night, 1,563 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 349 patients were in the ICU and 134 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

For more information, visit the health department’s website.

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