COVID-19 in Illinois: Health officials report 1,187 new cases, 8 additional deaths

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) – The Illinois Department of Public Health on Wednesday announced 1,187 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease throughout the state, including 8 additional confirmed deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 156,693 cases, including 7,226 deaths. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. 

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 38,161 specimens for a total of 2,079,601. 

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from July 8–July 14 is 3.1%. 

As of Tuesday night, 1,454 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 324 patients were in the ICU and 130 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

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

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