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Illinois health officials report 22,600 new cases of COVID-19, 129 deaths in the past week

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois — The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 22,600 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in Illinois on Friday, including 129 additional deaths since reporting last Friday.

The number of new cases of COVID-19 has increased by 29% from last week.

IDPH reports a total of 1,735,586 cases, including 26,077 deaths, in 102 Illinois counties.

Since reporting on Friday, Nov. 5, labs have reported 906,911 specimens for a total of 37,016,510.

On Thursday evening, it was reported that 1,553 people in Illinois were hospitalized with COVID-19. Of these, 307 patients were in the ICU and 140 patients with COVID-19 were on a ventilator.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percentage of the November 5-11, 2021 total test is 2.5%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from November 5-11, 2021 is 3.0%.

Additional information and COVID-19 data can be found at http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19.

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