By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois public health officials Sunday reported 4,245 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 22 additional deaths. That brings the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 344,048, including 9,214 deaths.

The seven-day statewide positivity rate climbed to 5.3%, an increase from 5.2% Saturday. On Friday statewide seven-day average positivity rate hit 5.1%, the first time Illinois met or surpassed a 5% rate since June 8.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories reported 79,296 specimens for a total of 6,775,553, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.

As of Saturday night, 2,012 people in the state were hospitalized with COVID-19. Of those, 408 patients were in intensive care and 157 were on ventilators.