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IDPH announces 2,450 new cases of COVID-19, 105 deaths on Saturday

Illinois reported 2,450 new cases of COVID-19 and 105 additional deaths on Saturday, the Illinois Department of Public Health announced.

Illinois has now seen 58,505 positive cases of the virus. A total of 2,559 people have died throughout the state. Illinois has tested 299,896 people.

Newly reported deaths included 71 in Cook County. Fourteen people died in DuPage County, five died in Will, two died in Boone, Jefferson, Kane, Lake and St. Clair, one each died in Clinton, Kankakee, McDonough, McHenry and Sangamon.

Results came back from 15,208 tests between Friday and Saturday, with 16.1% of those tests coming back positive. Illinois had been around a 15% positive rate earlier this week before a rise to 21% Friday. The WHO recommends countries should be at 10% positive or less in order to reopen their economies.

As of Saturday, Chicago has seen 23,616 confirmed cases of COVID-19, while the rest of Cook County has seen 16,611.

Lake County has seen 3,975 confirmed cases, DuPage 3,432, Will 2,796, Kane 1,803, McHenry 693, Kendall 291, Ogle 122, DeKalb 114, Whiteside 92, La Salle 65, Grundy 41, Lee 23, Bureau 11 and Carroll nine.

As of late Friday night, Illinois had 4,717 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, of those, 1,250 are in the ICU and 789 are on ventilators. The state has 10,852 open hospital beds.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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