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Illinois sees record number of positive COVID-19 cases on Saturday

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SPRINGFIELD, IL (WSIL) -- The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced 6,161 positive results on Oct. 24.

The state is also reporting an additional 63 deaths connected to the virus. That number includes deaths in Jefferson and Washington counties in southern Illinois.

IDPH officials say more than 83,000 COVID-19 tests were reported in the past 24 hours.

Statewide 2,616 people were in the hospital with COVID-19 as of Friday night.

  • 560 patients were in the ICU
  • 222 patients were on ventilators.

Jeff Weinrich

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