42,559 new cases of coronavirus disease over the past week


December 8, 2021

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 42,559 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 182 additional deaths since Nov. 26.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,835,076 cases, including 26,535 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. Since Friday, Nov. 26, laboratories have reported 902,840 specimens for a total of 39,650,009. As of Thursday night, 2,582 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 534 patients were in the ICU and 221 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators....

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