Illinois reports 1,343 new cases of COVID-19

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SPRINGFIELD (WTWO/WAWV) – Illinois health officials announced 1,343 new cases of the coronavirus in the state Sunday, and 60 additional deaths.

An Illinois Department of Public Health news release reported a total of 120,260 cases, including 5,390 deaths, in 101 counties in Illinois. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 21,154 specimens for a total of 898,259.  The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from May 24–May 30 is 7%.

The department of public health noted that all data are provisional and will change. In order to rapidly report COVID-19 information to the public, data are being reported in real-time. Information is constantly being entered into an electronic system and the number of cases and deaths can change as additional information is gathered. For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email dph.sick@illinois.gov.

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