The 171 COVID-19 patients in the ICU in Illinois is the most for the state since February 28, though far below the all-time high of 1,177 set on January 12.
As of late Tuesday, Illinois had 1,465 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those, 159 were in intensive care units and 40 were on ventilators.
Illinois' COVID-19 case rate jumped up to the highest it has been in more than seven weeks. New COVID-19 hospitalizations are also up to 142 per day.