DECATUR — Health officials on Friday reported eight newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Macon County.
The Macon County Health Department said the new cases brings the county total to 9,519 positive cases since the pandemic began. COVID-related deaths in the county totaled 181 as of Friday.
The state reported 2,441 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 Friday from 92,256 test results reported, including 55 additional deaths.
As of Thursday night, 1,393 patients were reported in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 336 patients were reported in intensive care unit beds and 174 patients on ventilators.
Illinois reported a total of 1.18 million cases of COVID-19 out of 17.9 million total test results reported, including 20,460 virus-related deaths since the pandemic started.
Messages of hope provided amid COVID-19 pandemic in Watterson Commons tunnel at Illinois State University
Messages hope provided amid COVID-19 pandemic in Watterson Commons tunnel at Illinois State University
As part of Birds Give Back, an annual day of giving at Illinois State University, supporters didn't just give money, they gave messages of hope. The messages were posted in the Watterson Commons tunnel on Thursday (Feb. 25, 2021).
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