COVID-19 in Illinois: IDPH reports 1,624 new cases, 20 additional deaths

Wabash Valley COVID-19 updates

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Department of Public Health on Thursday announced 1,624 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease throughout the state, including 20 additional confirmed deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 166,925 cases, including 7,367 deaths. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. 

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 39,706 specimens for a total of 2,388,193. 

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from July 16 –July 22 is 3.4%. 

As of Wednesday night, 1,473 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 309 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 dph.sick@illinois.gov.

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