COVID-19 in Illinois: State sees lowest one-day increase since March

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SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health on Friday announced 595 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in the state, the lowest one-day increase since March 30.

Two new cases were reported in Crawford County.

The IDPH also reported 77 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 131,198 cases, including 6,260 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 24,774 specimens for a total of 1,147,101. 

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from June 5–June 11 is 4%. The central region positivity is at 2%.

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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