IDPH announces positivity rate rises to 3.8%

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Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced Monday 1,231 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 18 additional confirmed deaths.

Among today’s deaths included a male in his 30s from Cook County.

As of Monday, IDPH is reporting a total of 172,655 cases, including 7,416 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 30,567 specimens for a total of 2,542,134. 

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from July 20 –July 26 is 3.8%.  As of last night, 1,417 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 350 patients were in the ICU and 124 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

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