COVID-19 in Illinois: Slight uptick in deaths reported Tuesday

Regional News

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health on Tuesday announced 724 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease across the state.

After nearly a week of declining numbers of deaths, a total of 23 deaths were reported Tuesday.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 143,185 cases, including 6,923 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 31,069 specimens for a total of 1,602,965. 

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from June 23 –June 29 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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