8,992 new cases of COVID-19 in Ill. on Wed.

8,992 new cases of COVID-19 in Ill. on Wed.
On Tuesday, the governor issued additional mitigations statewide to go into effect on Friday, Nov. 20. (Source: Governor JB Pritzker/Facebook)

CHICAGO, Ill. (KFVS) - Governor JB Pritzker is holding a COVID-19 briefing.

You can watch below.

Governor Pritzker Gives a COVID-19 Update

Governor Pritzker gives a COVID-19 update.

Posted by Governor JB Pritzker on Wednesday, November 18, 2020

On Tuesday, the governor issued additional mitigations statewide to go into effect on Friday, Nov. 20.

Illinois cases

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 8,922 new COVID-19 cases and 140 additional deaths on Wednesday.

Of the newly reported deaths, the following were in southern Illinois: a man in is 90s from Franklin County, a man in his 70s from Jackson County and a man in his 70s from Williamson County.

Currently there are 5,953 COVID-19 patients in hospitals across Illinois. Of those, 1,146 patients were in the ICU and 547 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

IDPH is reporting a total of 606,771 cases, including 11,014 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Currently, 9,359,227 COVID-19 tests have been conducted in the state.

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