IDPH announces 1,624 cases Thursday, 7-day up to 3.4%

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Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced Thursday 1,624 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 20 additional confirmed deaths.

Among today’s newly announced deaths included 2 individuals from Will County, including a woman in her 70s and a man in  his 80s.

It’s the second day in a row IDPH announced over 1,500 new cases across the state. On Wednesday, 1,598 new cases were announced.

IDPH is reporting a total of 166,925 cases, including 7,367 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 39,706 specimens for a total of 2,388,193.  The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from July 16 –July 22 is 3.4%.  As of last night, 1,473 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 309 patients were in the ICU and 135 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

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