COVID-19 in Illinois: Health officials report 1,680 new cases, 29 additional deaths

Wabash Valley COVID-19 updates

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) – The Illinois Department of Public Health Tuesday announced 1,680 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease throughout the state, including 29 additional confirmed deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 223,470 cases, including 7,917 deaths. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. 

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 40,859 specimens for a total of 3,781,050. 

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from August 18 – August 24 is 4.1%. 

As of last Monday, 1,549 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 345 patients were in the ICU and 135 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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