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Eight new COVID-19 cases reported Friday in Macon County

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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. 

MCHD Feb 26 infographic

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.


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Contact Garrett Karsten at (217) 421-6949. Follow him on Twitter: @GarrettKarsten

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