COVID-19 in Illinois: State sees largest spike in new cases in nearly a month

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SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health on Wednesday announced 980 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease throughout the state, marking the largest single-day increase since June 5.

Three new cases were reported in Clark County and one new case was reported in Edgar County.

Thirty six additional confirmed deaths were also announced Wednesday.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 149,432 cases, including 7,099 deaths. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. 

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 32,742 specimens for a total of 1,842,576. 

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from July 1 –July 7 is 2.6%. 

As of Tuesday night, 1,518 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 331 patients were in the ICU and 151 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email

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