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Positivity rate flattens; over 7,000 new COVID-19 cases

(WEEK) -- The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 7,873 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, bringing the state to 712,936 total cases.

Saturday's report also included 108 new deaths across Illinois bringing the total to 12,737 deaths across the state.

As of midnight, 5,775 people are hospitalized for COVID-19. Of those in hospitals, 1,211 are in intensive care, with 686 on ventilators.

In the last 24 hours, the state conducted 79,055 tests. The state's seven-rolling positivity is 10.1%.

Andy Weber

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