7-Day Positivity rises to 3.1%, 1,187 new cases of COVID-19 reported Wednesday

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Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced Wednesday 1,187 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 8 additional confirmed deaths.

Among the new deaths reported included two residents from Will County.

IDPH is reporting a total of 156,693 cases, including 7,226 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 38,161 specimens for a total of 2,079,601.  

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from July 8–July 14 is 3.1%.  As of last night, 1,454 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 324 patients were in the ICU and 130 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

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