COVID-19 in Illinois: Death toll nears 7,000 as cases continue to rise

Regional News

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) – The Illinois Department of Public Health on Wednesday announced 828 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease throughout the state, including 30 additional confirmed deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 144,013 cases, including 6,951 deaths, in 101 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 33,090 specimens for a total of 1,636,055.  The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from June 24 –June 30 is 2.6%.

For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email dph.sick@illinois.gov.

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