The state of Illinois reported 1,828 new cases of
coronavirus on Saturday, along with five additional deaths attributed to the
According to officials with the Illinois Department of
Public Health, a total of 204,519 positive cases have been identified in the
state since the pandemic began.
Saturday’s five additional deaths brings the statewide total
of fatalities to 7,726.
Records show that 44,414 new tests were performed over the
last 24 hours, bringing the statewide total number of tests performed to
Illinois got a bit of good news on Saturday, with the state’s
7-day positivity rate dropping below 4% for the first time since Aug. 5. That
rate currently stands at 3.98%, according to statistical data.
Overall the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients once
again has remained fairly steady, with 1,538 patients currently in Illinois hospitals.
A total of 330 patients are in intensive care units, with 127 currently on