Two dead in Iroquois County, Illinois marks a week of 1,000 case days

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Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced Tuesday 1,076 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 30 additional confirmed deaths.  It marks a week of consecutive days in Illinois with over 1,000 cases.

Among today’s announced deaths included two people from Iroquois County, a man and a woman both in their 70s.

IDPH is reporting a total of 173,731 cases, including 7,446 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 28,331 specimens for a total of 2,570,465.  The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from July 21 –July 27 is 3.8%.  As of last night, 1,383 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 329 patients were in the ICU and 128 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

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