CHICAGO, Ill. (KFVS) - Governor JB Pritzker held a COVID-19 briefing at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 19.
The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 14,612 new COVID-19 cases and 168 additional deaths on Thursday.
Of the newly reported deaths, the following were in southern Illinois: a woman in her 90s from Jackson County, a man in his 80s from Perry County, a man in his 80s from Randolph County, a man in his 80s from White County and a man in his 70s from Williamson County.
Currently there are 6,037 COVID-19 patients in hospitals across Illinois. Of those, 1,192 patients were in the ICU and 587 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.
IDPH is reporting a total of 621,383 cases, including 11,178 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.
Currently, 9,472,674 COVID-19 tests have been conducted in the state.
For a list of COVID-19 testing sites in Illinois, click here.
As of Thursday, the preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Nov. 12-18 is 14.0 percent.