COVID-19 in Illinois: Health officials report 1,549 new cases, 20 additional deaths

Wabash Valley COVID-19 updates

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health on Tuesday announced 1,549 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease throughout the state, including 20 additional confirmed death.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 196,948 cases, including 7,657 deaths. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. 

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 41,362 specimens for a total of 3,147,703. 

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from August 4 – August 10 is 4.1%. 

As of last night, 1,459 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 336 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

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