COVID-19 cases up in Illinois, averaging 850 cases per day in July, 862 added Saturday

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Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced 862 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Saturday afternoon, including 10 deaths. Among new deaths announced today included five residents in Cook County and one resident of DuPage County.

It’s the fourth day in a row Illinois has announced over 800 cases in state.  Illinois has averaged over 850 new cases a day so far in July.

The announcement comes on a day when the City of Chicago entered warning territory on IDPH’s COVID-19 risk metrics for the week of June 21st to June 27th.   It’s the first time the City has entered warning territory under the new metrics.

IDPH is now reporting 146,612 cases and 7,014 deaths since the pandemic began.  Statewide positivity for the past seven days went up to 2.6% on Saturday. 

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