IDPH announces 1.9k COVID cases, largest single day report since May

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Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced Friday 1,941 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 21 additional confirmed deaths.

It’s the largest single day report of newly confirmed COVID-19 cases in Illinois since May 24th when 2,508 were reported.

The state also hit a single day testing high on Friday with over 49,000 tests conducted in the past 24 hours.

Among Friday’s newly reported deaths included one woman in her 90s from Will County.

IDPH is reporting a total of 178,837 cases, including 7,495 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 49,782 specimens for a total of 2,699,568.  The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from July 24 –July 30 is 3.9%.  As of last night, 1,369 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 346 patients were in the ICU and 148 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

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