Illinois soars to 11.4%, records 4th straight day with COVID cases 10,000+ or more

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CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced Monday 10,573 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, including 14 additional deaths. It marks the fourth straight day since Friday the state has recorded 10,000 cases or more.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from November 2 – November 8 is 11.4%. 

It comes as Illinois announces new measures of mitigation across the state, including additional mitigation measures set to go into effect for Region 7 and 8, including Will and Kankakee and Dupage and Kane counties, Wednesday. Monday, Region 7 weekly positivity rating had climbed to a record high 16.4%, up over 2% since Friday while Region 8 hit a record high 13.7% Monday.

Only Region 1 has a higher positivity in the state, which is now 17.6%.

Tuesday, IDPH is expected to announce half a million cases have occurred in the state since the beginning of the pandemic.  Monday, IPDH reported 498,560 cases statewide, including 10,210 deaths.

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