IDPH announces 1,317 new COVID-19 cases Friday, seven-day positivity up to 2.9%

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The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced Friday 1,317 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 25 additional confirmed deaths.

It’s the most single day cases announced in Illinois since June 2nd when 1,614 new cases were announced in a single day. Among today’s newly announced deaths include a woman in her 70s from Will County.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 151,767 cases, including 7,144 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 32,987 specimens for a total of 1,911,743.  The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from July 3 –July 9 is 2.9%.  As of last night, 1,436 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 306 patients were in the ICU and 155 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

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