Illinois reports 2,356 new COVID-19 cases, 17 deaths

On Saturday, the Illinois Department of Public Health reported 2,356 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, along with 17 additional deaths.

There have been a total of  218,285 cases in the state and 7,874 Illinoisans have died from the virus.

 IDPH says 56,766 tests were conducted over the last 24 hours.

The 7-day positivity rate is 4.3 percent.