COVID19: Illinois Records 2,724 New Cases

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Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike, disclosed that Illinois has recorded 2,724 new cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, the highest number of new cases in a single day.

This brings the total state count to 39,658 cases, Ezike said at a news conference Friday.

“Yesterday we also saw the greatest number of test results that were reported in a 24 hour period, with over 16,000 specimens. Obviously when you test more people, you are going to find more cases,” Ezike said.

There were 4,828 people hospitalized and 25% of those patients were in intensive care, according to Ezike

Ezike also announced 108 new Covid-19-related deaths, bringing the state total to 1,795.

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