COVID-19 in Illinois: 625 new cases, 78 deaths reported

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SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health on Friday announced 625 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in the state.

Seventy eight additional deaths were also confirmed Wednesday.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 129,837 cases, including 6,095 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 20,820 specimens for a total of 1,100,002. 

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from June 3 –June 9 is 4%. The positivity rate for the Central Region was at 1% Monday. All regions are currently on track to move into the next phase of reopening on June 26.

Following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, IDPH is now reporting both confirmed and probable cases and deaths on its website.  According to the IDPH, reporting probable cases will help show the potential burden of COVID-19 illness and efficacy of population-based non-pharmaceutical interventions. 

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

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