4,822 new COVID-19 cases in Illinois, including 107 deaths

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Illinois public health officials are reporting 4,822 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19, including 107 additional deaths. Illinois’ newest cases were detected among 86,121 tests. The confirmed and probable coronavirus cases on Wednesday put the preliminary statewide test positivity from Jan.13 through Jan. 19 at 6.8%. The Illinois Department of Health is reporting 1,081,354 COVID-19 cases, including 18,398 deaths, since the start of the pandemic. As of late Tuesday, 3,284 people were reported hospitalized in Illinois with coronavirus, with 722 of those in intensive care units.