Illinois Department of Public Health announced on Wednesday the State had eclipsed 50,000 total COVID-19 cases across the state. Of those, 2,253 have been announced in the past 24 hours, including 93 new COVID-19 related deaths. That brings Illinois death totals to 2,215 overall since the pandemic began.
Among the new announced deaths included a woman in her 90s from Kankakee County and four new deaths in Will County, including a man in his 60s, a man in his 70s, and two women in their 90s.
As of midnight, 5,036 people in Illinois were hospitalized for COVID-19. Of those, 1,290 were in the ICU with 777 on ventilators, according to IDPH.