Health officials announce 1,832 new COVID-19 cases in Illinois, 27 additional deaths

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - JUNE 23: A worker directs residents at a mobile COVID-19 testing site set up on a vacant lot in the Austin neighborhood on June 23, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Illinois health officials on Thursday reported another 1,832 new cases of COVID-19, continuing a rising trend in daily caseloads throughout August.

On Wednesday, the state recorded more than 2,200 new cases — its highest caseload since May.

The Illinois Department of Public Health also announced 27 more deaths tied to the coronavirus, raising the state’s death toll to 7,833.

In the last day, labs processed more than 51,000 coronavirus tests, health officials said.

The state’s rolling positivity rate remains at 4.4%.

As of Wednesday night, 1,519 people in Illinois were hospitalized with COVID-19. Of those, 357 people were in the ICU and 124 were on ventilators.