Illinois Reports 1,541 New Cases, 1 Additional Death as Chicago Reimposes Tighter Coronavirus Restrictions

Illinois has reported 1,541 new COVID-19 cases, with only 1 additional death Sunday.

The state’s seven-day statewide positivity rate stands at 3.7%, after rising for several days.

The Illinois Department of Public Health announced Saturday that the state’s total confirmed COVID-19 cases have reached 171,424 cases, including 7,398 deaths in 102 counties.

The latest death was a 90-year-old man from Bond County.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 40,844 specimens for a total of 2,511,567.

As of last Saturday night, 1,394 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 345 patients were in the ICU and 119 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

Tighter COVID-19 restrictions took effect in Chicago this weekend as the city continues to try and slow the spread of coronavirus infections.

Health officials say the latest concern is the spread of cases among young residents, especially in high-risk environments like bars.

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SOURCE: ABC7 Chicago – Jesse Kirsch

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