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Illinois confirms 1,828 new virus cases; positivity rate slightly drops

SPRINGFIELD (WREX) — Illinois public health officials are reporting more than 1,800 new coronavirus cases Saturday.

There are 1,828 new cases of COVID-19 across the state in the last 24 hours, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health's website. The state reported 2,264 cases Friday.

The department also reported five more lives lost related to the virus.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 cases in Illinois to 204,519 and 7,726 deaths overall since the pandemic began.

Although the state has seen a spike in virus cases in recent weeks, the seven-day positivity rate of tests has dropped to under 4 percent for the first time since Aug. 5.

Devin Brooks

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