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Illinois Reports 1,953 New Coronavirus Cases, 28 Deaths Thursday

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Illinois reported 1,953 new coronavirus cases Thursday as the state's positivity rate rose slightly, but remained below 4%.

The new cases lift the statewide total since the pandemic began to 255,643, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. On Monday, Illinois crossed 250,000 cases for the first time.

Thursday's figures also noted an additional 28 deaths, bringing the state's death toll to 8,242 in all 102 counties attributed to the virus.

The new cases were the result of 48,982 tests administered over the last 24 hours, bringing statewide totals to 4,575,721.

The state’s rolling 7-day positivity rate was reported Thursday at 3.8%, making a rise from the 3.7% reported a day earlier.

In all, 1,609 patients are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 in the state of Illinois, with 346 of those patients in intensive care units and the number of patients on ventilators at 141.

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