Nearly 11K new cases of COVID-19 in Ill. on Thurs.

Nearly 11K new cases of COVID-19 in Ill. on Thurs.
Health officials tested 131 individuals at a free COVID-19 drive-thru testing event in Cairo, Ill. on Saturday, Nov. 28. (Source: Southern Seven Health Department)

CHICAGO, Ill. (KFVS) - Governor JB Pritzker held a briefing on Illinois’ response to COVID-19 at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 3.

Governor Pritzker Gives a COVID-19 Update

Governor Pritzker gives a COVID-19 update.

Posted by Governor JB Pritzker on Thursday, December 3, 2020

Illinois cases

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 10,959 new COVID-19 cases and 192 additional deaths on Thursday.

Of the newly reported deaths, the following were in southern Illinois: a woman in her 70s from Johnson County; a woman in her 90s from Massac County; a woman in her 60s and a woman in her 80s from Perry County; a man in his 60s from Saline County; and in Williamson County a man in his 70s, three women in their 80s and a woman in her 90s.

Currently, there are 5,653 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Illinois. Of these patients, 1,170 patients are in the ICU and 693 are on ventilators.

The positivity rate in Illinois is 12.3 percent.

A total of 759,562 individuals have tested positive for COVID-19 in Illinois, including 12,830 deaths.

Currently, 10,806,364 COVID-19 tests have been conducted in the state.

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