COVID-19 in Illinois: State sees small spike in cases

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SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health on Wednesday announced 715 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in the state, the largest one-day increase since June 11.

An additional 64 confirmed deaths were also reported.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 138,540 cases, including 6,770 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 29,331 specimens for a total of 1,428,841.  The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from June 17–June 23 is 3%.

Following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, IDPH is now reporting both confirmed and probable cases and deaths on its website

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

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