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IDPH reports 4,776 new COVID-19 cases, 53 deaths

IDPH reports 4,776 new COVID-19 cases, 53 deaths

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 4,776 cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the total to 1,033,526.

The state’s death toll is at 17,627 after 53 more deaths were reported on Monday.

The seven-day statewide positivity rate for cases as a percent of total tests is 7.6 percent, a 1 percent drop from last week. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity using the number of COVID-19 positive tests over total tests is 8.9 percent, a 0.9 percent decrease from last week.

There were 66,697 tests processed over the past 24 hours. A total of 14,169,986 tests have been processed.

As of Sunday night, 3,540 Illinoisans were in the hospital with COVID-19, a decrease of 408 from last week. Of the patients in the hospital this week, 759 were in the ICU and 401 patients were on ventilators, the latter a decrease of 70 from last week.

Thirty-one percent of Illinois’ 32,373 hospital beds were available as of Monday morning. Twenty-seven percent of the state’s 3,306 ICU beds were available as were 75 percent of the state’s 5,713 ventilators.

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