Half as many COVID cases this week compared to last week


February 8, 2022

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported on Friday that there were 60,389 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including an increase of 608 deaths since Jan. 28. The number of cases reported this week (60,389) is less than half as many reported during the previous week (123,812).

As of Thursday night, 3,135 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 546 patients were in the ICU and 314 patients with COVID were on ventilators.

Of Illinois’ total population, more than 75 percent has recei...

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