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Public Health Officials Wednesday Announce 5,862 New COVID-19 Cases in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – State public health officials Wednesday reported 5,862 new COVID-19 cases, including 97 additional deaths in Illinois.

This brings the total number of cases currently in Illinois to 1,046,030, including 17,840 deaths.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Jan. 6 through the 12 is 7.3 percent. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Jan 6 through the 12 is 8.3 percent.

269 new COVID-19 cases and two deaths were reported Wednesday in southern Illinois according to reports we receive daily and compiled from area health departments.

Click on the links below to see area health department reports.

Egyptian Health Department

Hamilton County Health Department

Jackson County Health Department

Jefferson County Health Department

Perry County Health Department

Southern Seven Health Department