Cook County teenager listed among Tuesday’s COVID-19 deaths

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Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced Tuesday 1,471 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 19 additional confirmed deaths.

Among Tuesday’s announced deaths included three locally. One man in his 80s from Will County and two residents of Iroquois County, a man in his 60s and a woman in her 80s.

A teen in Cook County was also listed among the 19 deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 184,712 cases, including 7,545 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 42,598 specimens for a total of 2,849,395. 

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from July 28 – August 3 is 3.9%.  As of last night, 1,496 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 365 patients were in the ICU and 125 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

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