CHICAGO — Illinois reported 1,668 new confirmed coronavirus cases in the past day and seven more deaths.
Four of the deaths happened in Cook County: a man and a woman in their 70s, a man in his 80s and a woman in her 90s.
There have now been 2,868 COVID-19-related deaths in Chicago and 8,026 in the state.
The state’s overall positivity rate remained at 4.1 percent on Monday. That’s the rolling, seven-day average of tests administered that yield positive cases.
As of Sunday night, 1,492 people in Illinois were hospitalized with COVID-19. Of those, 347 patients were in the ICU and 157 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators. Last Thursday by comparison, 1,546 people were hospitalized, including 352 people in the ICU and 132 people on ventilators.