Illinois hovers at 3.9%, announces 1,759 cases Wednesday

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Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced Wednesday 1,759 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 30 additional confirmed deaths.

Among new deaths announced Wednesday included a male in his 50s from Will County.

  • Carroll County: 1 male 80s
  • Clark County: 1 male 60s
  • Coles County: 1 female 80s
  • Cook County: 1 male 40s, 3 males 60s, 2 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
  • DuPage County: 2 females 80s
  • Gallatin County: 1 male 70s
  • Jefferson County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s
  • Kane County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s
  • Lake County; 1 female 40s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
  • LaSalle County 1 male 90s
  • Rock Island County: 1 female 80s
  • St. Clair County: 1 female 40s, 1 male 50s, 1 female 90s
  • Union County: 1 female 70s
  • Will County: 1 male 50s
  • Winnebago County: 1 male 90s

IDPH is reporting a total of 186,471 cases, including 7,573 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 46,668 specimens for a total of 2,896,063.  The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from July 29 – August 4 is 3.9%.  As of last night, 1,552 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 368 patients were in the ICU and 129 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

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