Illinois has worst COVID-19 week in months as deaths, hospitalizations continue rise

US breaks daily records for tests, cases and hospitalizations Officials are grappling with depleting resources as the world saw more COVID-19 cases in the past month than in the first six months of the pandemic.

Illinois reported over 100 COVID-19 deaths for the fourth day in a row and over 6,000 remain hospitalized for a third straight day on Saturday, adding up to its worst week during the pandemic since the spring.

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 127 new deaths from the virus on Saturday, for the state's deadliest week in six months. Since Nov. 15, more than 760 in Illinois have died from COVID-19, for a total of 11,430 since the start of the pandemic, state data shows.

There are a record 6,175 people hospitalized due to COVID-19 as reported on Saturday. Hospitalizations have been on a record-breaking streak since Nov. 11, when they surpassed a late-April peak, and have more than doubled in the past four weeks, data from The COVID Tracking Project shows.

Publish : 2020-11-22 11:56:00

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