Illinois has recorded 2,724 new cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, the highest number of new cases in a single day, said Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike.
This brings the total state count to 39,658 cases, Ezike said at a news conference Friday.
“Yesterday we also saw the greatest number of test results that were reported in a 24 hour period, with over 16,000 specimens. Obviously when you test more people, you are going to find more cases,” Ezike said.
There were 4,828 people hospitalized and 25% of those patients were in intensive care, according to Ezike
Ezike also announced 108 new Covid-19-related deaths, bringing the state total to 1,795.