At least 2,600 health care workers have tested positive for the coronavirus in Illinois, state Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said during a Saturday afternoon press conference.

There were 2,119 new cases reported statewide Saturday for a total of 41,777 and 80 new deaths reported for a total of 1,874, Ezike said.

As of midnight, there were 4,699 people hospitalized with coronavirus statewide with 1,244 in intensive care units. Of those patients in intensive care, 763 were on ventilators, according to Ezike. 

In the last 24 hours, there have been 11,985 tests performed and the state is continuing to ramp up testing efforts, she said.

Source: CNN.News


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