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Over 1.9 Million Total COVID-19 Tests Completed in Illinois; 2.9% Positivity Rate Over Past 7 Days

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has announced 1,317 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 25 additional confirmed deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 151,767 cases, including 7,144 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 32,987 specimens for a total of 1,911,743.  The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from July 3 –July 9 is 2.9%.  As of last night, 1,436 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 306 patients were in the ICU and 155 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

Following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, IDPH is now reporting both confirmed and probable cases and deaths on its website.  Reporting probable cases will help show the potential burden of COVID-19 illness and efficacy of population-based non-pharmaceutical interventions.  IDPH will update these data once a week.

*All data are provisional and will change. In order to rapidly report COVID-19 information to the public, data are being reported in real-time. Information is constantly being entered into an electronic system and the number of cases and deaths can change as additional information is gathered.  For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email dph.sick@illinois.gov.

***Report Courtesy of the Illinois Department of Public Health***

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