COVID-19 in Illinois: IDPH reports 1,257 new cases, 25 additional deaths

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SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health on Thursday announced 1,257 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease throughout the state, including 25 additional confirmed deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 157,950 cases, including 7,251 deaths. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. 

The state website launched new metrics Thursday, breaking the state into 11 regions instead of the original four when the Restore Illinois Plan went into effect. County metrics are also available including information such as number of deaths, hospitalizations and positivity rate for each county in the state.

When announcing the new 11-region plan, Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Wednesday also noted regional resurgence criteria the state will be monitoring to determine if additional mitigation is required in any given region.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 43,006 specimens for a total of 2,122,607. 

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from July 9–July 15 is 3.1%. 

As of Wednesday night, 1,434 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 311 patients were in the ICU and 127 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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