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Illinois reports 1,257 new cases of COVID-19, daily tests top 43K

SPRINGFIELD – State health officials announced 1,257 new cases of COVID-19 and 25 deaths Thursday.

Labs also processed more than 43,000 tests within the past 24 hours.

Thursday’s coronavirus-related fatalities, including two people in Winnebago County–a woman in her 90s and a man in his 80s. They also concluded deaths of seven people in Cook County: man in his 30s, a man in his 50s, a woman in her 60s, two men in their 70s, a woman in her 80s and a woman in her 90s. Deaths were also reported in Cumberland, Effingham, Kane, Lake, McHenry, Ogle, St. Clair, Union, Whiteside, and Will counties.

There have now been 157,950 confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19, including 7,251 deaths, in all 102 Illinois counties since the beginning of the pandemic.

Labs process 43,006 tests in the last 24 hours for for a total of 2,122,607.  The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from July 9–July 15 is 3.1%.

As of Wednesday night, 1,434 people with COVID-19 symptoms in Illinois were reported to be hospitalized. Of those, 311 patients were in the ICU and 127 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

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