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Illinois Reports 1,477 New Cases of Coronavirus, 7 Additional Deaths

Health officials in Illinois reported 1,477 new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, along with seven additional deaths attributed to the virus.

According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, Monday's new cases of the virus brings the statewide total to 275,735 cases since the pandemic began earlier this year.

The seven additional deaths bring the statewide death toll to 8,457 fatalities related to the virus.

A day after Illinois surged past the five million tests plateau, officials reported more than 38,000 tests returned to state laboratories.

The statewide seven-day positivity rate was 3.5% Monday.

Currently, 1,436 patients remain hospitalized statewide, with 364 of those in intensive care units and 153 on ventilators.

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