The Illinois Department of Public Health this afternoon (Thursday) announced more than 19 hundred (1,953) new confirmed cases of Covid-19 and 28 new confirmed deaths statewide.
Today’s (Thursday’s) numbers brought the state to a total of more than 255 thousand (255,643) cases and over 82 hundred (8,242) deaths since the start of the pandemic. The statewide test-positivity rate is at 3.8 percent.
As of last night, more than 16 hundred (1,609) people in Illinois were in the hospital with Covid-19. Of those, 346 patients were in intensive care and 141 were on ventilators.