Public Health Officials Announce 1,677 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 1,677 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 192 additional deaths. Edwards County is now reporting a case of COVID-19.  Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 84,698 cases, including 3,792 deaths, in 99 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 17,668 specimens for a total of 489,359.  The statewide 7-day rolling positivity rate is 17%. All data is provisional and will change. In order to rapidly report COVID-19 information to the public, data are being reported in real-time. Information is constantly being entered into an electronic system and the number of cases and deaths can change as additional information is gathered.  Information for a death previously reported has changed, therefore, today’s numbers have been adjusted.  For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email dph.sick@illinois.gov.

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