Another four-figure gain in confirmed COVID-19 cases Saturday, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.  There were 2,121 new cases, says IDPH and 22 additional deaths.  There’s been almost 8300 deaths, so far in this pandemic. Almost 56,600 specimens were processed in the previous 24 hours.  The positivity rating for the week ending September 12 is 3.7%.   At midnight Friday, there were 1509 Illinois residents in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 344 were in ICUs and, of those, 170 patients were on ventilators. 

     The Bureau, Marshall and Putnam County Health Department counted eighteen new COVID-19 cases Saturday.  Among Bureau County’s ten cases: two women and a man in their 20’s, a woman in her 30’s, a man and woman each in their 60’s and 70’s and a man in his 80’s.  Putnam County’s three new cases are: a female in her teens, a man in his 20’s and a woman in her 30’s.  In MarshallCounty: It’s a male in his teens,  a female in her 30’s, two men in their 40’s and a man in his 60’s.

     La Salle County’s new caseload for Saturday is 14, including, a female under 13, a man and a woman each in their teens, a man and two women in their 20’s, a man in his 30’s,  two men and two women in their 40’s,  two men and a women in their 70’s. Since the start of the pandemic, there has been 1480 cases.  There were no new recoveries.  That cumulative total remains at 890.

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