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Woman in her 20s among new COVID-19 deaths as 7-Day rises to 4.1% in Illinois

Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced Sunday 1,382 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 8 additional confirmed deaths.

Among today’s new deaths announced included a woman in her 20s from Cook County.

IDPH is reporting a total of 194,080 cases, including 7,636 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 41,354 specimens for a total of 3,073,988. 

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from August 2 – August 8 is 4.1%.  As of last night, 1,488 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 322 patients were in the ICU and 114 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

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