COVID-19 in Illinois: Health officials report 1,195 new cases, 24 additional deaths

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SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health on Saturday announced 1,195 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease throughout the state, including 24 additional confirmed deaths.

Local county totals are on the rise. Clark County is now reporting a total of 40 cases, while Edgar County–one of the state’s last counties to report a confirmed case–is now at 20. Lawrence is reporting a total of 12 cases and Richland now has nine confirmed cases.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 152,962 cases, including 7,168 deaths. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. 

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 32,345 specimens for a total of 1,944,088. 

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from July 4 –July 10 is up slightly to 3.0%. 

As of Friday night, 1,398 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 321 patients were in the ICU and 139 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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