Illinois COVID-19 Testing Pushes Past Eight Million Mark

Illinois’ COVID-19 testing effort is over the eight-million mark. Health officials announced 75-hundred-38 new cases of the virus yesterday, along with 55 additional deaths. Hospitalizations are rising, reaching over 37-hundred, including more than 775 in intensive care and 327 on ventilators. Much of the state is facing stricter COVID-19 mitigation measures as the positivity rate rises above the eight-percent threshold for action.