The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) this afternoon reported 12,601 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in Illinois and 97 new confirmed deaths.
The latest numbers bring the state to a total of nearly 598 thousand cases (597,849) since the start of the pandemic. There have been 10,875 Covid-19 related deaths since March in Illinois.
As of last night, nearly 59 hundred people (5,887) in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 1,158 were in the ICU and 545 were on ventilators.