Illinois passes 143k cases in pandemic, 724 new cases announced Tuesday

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Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 724 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 23 additional confirmed deaths.

Among today’s announced deaths included 11 residents of Cook County.

There have now been 143,185 cases, including 6,923 deaths, in 101 counties in Illinois since the pandemic began. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 31,069 specimens for a total of 1,602,965.  The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity rate is now 2.3%. That rate take from June 23 –June 29.

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