Illinois reports 2,084 COVID-19 cases, most since May, surpasses 190k cases

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Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced Friday afternoon 2,084 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 21 additional confirmed deaths.

Among new deaths reported Friday included a male in his 30s from Cook County and two residents from Iroquois County.

IDPH is now reporting a total of 190,508 cases, including 7,613 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 46,869 specimens for a total of 2,984,618. 

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from July 31 – August 6 is 4.1%.  As of last night, 1,486 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 333 patients were in the ICU and 125 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

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