Dean Olsen The State Journal-Register @deanolsenSJR
Dec 7, 2020 at 1:39 PM
State health officials reported 90 additional deaths from COVID-19 on Monday – the second time since Nov. 30 that fewer than 100 deaths were reported in daily updates.
The Illinois Department of Public Health also reported 8,691 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19, the second-lowest number of new cases since Dec. 1’s report of 12,542 new cases.
Officials in Illinois and nationwide have warned that this fall’s surge of new COVID-19 cases and deaths, though wavering day by day, could surge yet again in coming days and weeks. The latest surge is feared because of Thanksgiving celebrations in which many people disregarded advice to avoid travel and not gather with people outside their immediate household.
Public Health says there have been a total of 796,264 COVID-19 cases in Illinois since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic this spring, along with a total of 13,343 total deaths among residents of all 102 Illinois counties.
As of Sunday night, 5,190 people in Illinois were hospitalized with COVID-19, 1,123 were in intensive-care units, and 646 COVID-19 patients were on ventilators.
This story will be updated.
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December 7, 2020 at 01:55PM