RECORD LOW: IDPH reports six deaths in pandemic Sunday, lowest since peak

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Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported six new deaths on Sunday in the COVID-19 pandemic, the lowest 24-hour total in reported deaths since Illinois peaked earlier this year.

IDPH also announced 639 new cases of COVID-19 Sunday, the lowest reported cases so far in July.  Prior to Sunday, cases reported were averaging over 850 new cases a day during the month. The new figures bring Illinois totals to 147,251 cases and 7,020 deaths in the pandemic.

The new deaths reported Sunday included one woman and one man in their 60s, and two women and one man in their 80s in Cook County, and a man in his 90s in Champaign County.

In the past day, over 27,000 tests were reported.  Illinois has now processed over 1.7 million tests in the pandemic to date.

IDPH did close community based testing sites for the Fourth of July on Saturday.  Meanwhile the seven day statewide positivity rate remained at 2.6 percent.

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