COVID-19 in Illinois: Clark County shows warning signs for increased virus risk

Wabash Valley COVID-19 updates

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) – The Illinois Department of Public Health on Wednesday announced 1,598 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 23 additional confirmed deaths.

According to the IDPH county level risk metrics, Clark County is showing warning signs for increased COVID-19 risk. For the week of July 5 through July 11, the county had a positivity rate of 14.4%. The positivity rate for the entire east central regional remained around 2% during the same timeframe.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 165,301 cases, including 7,347 deaths, in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. 

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 39,633 specimens for a total of 2,348,487. 

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from July 15 –July 21 is 3.2%. 

As of Tuesday night, 1,456 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 337 patients were in the ICU and 132 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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