State health officials announced Wednesday another 1,941 new COVID-19 cases and 35 more deaths.
There are now nearly 266,151 total cases and 8,367 deaths statewide, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.
The state’s rolling seven-day positivity rate is at 3.7%, health officials said.
As of Tuesday night, 1,565 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19, according to the health department. Of those, 345 patients were in the ICU and 143 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.
Figures released this week by Chicago Public Schools show that eight of the system’s workers have died from the virus, while more than 250 others have tested positive.