Second consecutive day Illinois announces record lows in COVID-19 deaths

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Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced the state had tied record lows in death totals since the pandemic began in March, announcing six deaths in the past 24-hours for the second consecutive day.

The state also announced 614 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Illinois on Monday.

Among deaths announced today included three residents of Cook County, two residents of Champaign County and one resident of DeKalb County.  All of today’s announced deaths came from residents in the state over 60 years of age or older.

IDPH is now reporting a total of 147,865 cases, including 7,026 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 21,134 specimens for a total of 1,782,840.  The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from June 29 –July 5 is 2.6%.

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