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CHICAGO (WLS) — Illinois public health officials reported 11,378 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 along with 155 deaths Wednesday.

The total number of cases in Illinois now stands at 685,467, with a total of 11,832 deaths.

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Over a 24-hour period, officials said the state processed 114,233 specimens. In total there have been 10,104,537 tests specimens tested since the start of the pandemic in Illinois.

The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Nov. 18 – Nov. 24 is 12.2%.

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As of Tuesday night, 6,133 people in Illinois were reported to be hospitalized with COVID-19. Of those, 1,208 patients were in the ICU with COVID-19 and 679 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The deaths reported Wednesday include:
– Adams County: 2 males 80s
– Boone County: 2 males 70s, 1 female 80s
– Bureau County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
– Champaign County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
– Clay County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 70s
– Clinton County: 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s
– Cook County: 2 males 50s, 3 females 60s, 6 males 60s, 1 female 70s, 4 males 70s, 3 females 80s, 2 males 80s, 4 females 90s
– Crawford County: 1 female 80s
– Cumberland County: 1 male 80s
– DeKalb County: 1 female 60s
– DeWitt County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s
– DuPage County: 4 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
– Effingham County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s
– Greene County: 1 male 70s

– Grundy County: 1 male 60s
– Jackson County: 1 male 80s
– Jasper County: 1 female 90s
– Kane County: 1 female 30s, 1 male 30s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
– Kankakee County: 1 female 30s, 1 female 50s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 90s
– Knox County: 1 female 40s, 1 male 70s
– Lake County: 1 male 40s, 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 4 females 90s
– LaSalle County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
– Lee County: 1 female 100+
– Livingston County: 1 male 80s
– Macon County: 2 females 70s, 2 males 70s, 2 females 80s, 3 males 80s, 1 male 90s
– Madison County: 1 male 70s, 2 males 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
– Marion County: 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
– Mason County: 1 female 90s, 1 female 100+
– McHenry County: 1 male 40s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
– McLean County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
– Ogle County: 1 female 60s, 2 males 80s
– Peoria County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s, 2 males 80s, 1 female 90s
– Perry County: 1 female 90s
– Pike County: 2 females 80s, 1 female 90s
– Rock Island County: 1 female 70s, 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s
– Saline County: 2 males 80s
– Sangamon County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 90s
– Shelby County: 1 female 90s
– St. Clair County: 1 male 90s
– Tazewell County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 90s
– Vermilion County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 80s
– Wayne County: 1 male 50s
– Whiteside County: 1 male 40s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s
– Will County: 3 females 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 2 males 80s, 1 male 90s, 3 females 100+
– Williamson County: 2 males 80s
– Winnebago County: 1 female 70s, 2 males 70s, 1 male 90s

State-run testing facilities will be closed on THanksgiving. The DuPage County Health Department testing sites will also be closed on Thanksgiving and the day after.

Governor J.B. Pritzker and his team held Monday’s daily COVID-19 briefing virtually. He said he remains concerned that there could be a surge in new cases from people traveling over the Thanksgiving holiday.

Dr. Ezike raised concerns about the continued rise in COVID-19 cases – and not just the dwindling number of available beds, but staff able to take care of those patients.

“Thanksgiving hasn’t happened yet. People can still change their plans and change the outcome,” said Dr. Ngozi Ezike, director of the Illinois Dept. of Public Health. “We don’t have to have superspreader events at homes throughout our state and throughout the country and then bring it back. Please reconsider your plans and see if we can be part of the solution to decrease infections, instead of part of the plan to increase them.”

Gov. Pritzker worked out of his Gold Coast mansion Monday. Since he has asked anyone in the state to work from home if they can to slow the spread of the virus, he is having his staff do just that this week.

There are also continued concerns about growing fraud in Illinois unemployment claims, with officials sharing a warning for people to be very careful to monitor their credit reports.

The acting head of the Illinois Department of Employment Security added that if you have not applied for benefits, but received a bank card in the mail, that’s a sure sign of fraud.

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