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IDPH reports 5,059 new cases of COVID-19, 79 deaths

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Public Health, on Monday reported 5,059 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19, including 79 additional deaths.

There have now been a total of 984,880 cases, including 16,834 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 48,254 specimens for a total 13,530,371. As of last night, 3,948 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 816 patients were in the ICU and 471 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Dec. 28, 2020 to Jan. 3, 2021 is 8.6%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from the same period is 9.8%

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