Illinois reports 1,343 new COVID-19 cases and 60 additional deaths Sunday
Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike speaks during a daily COVID-19 update news conference Thursday in Chicago. (Credit: blueroomstream.com)
Seven-day rolling positivity rate down 5 percentage points from a week ago
By CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 2,805 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 121 additional deaths related to the novel coronavirus over two days this weekend.
The percentage of tests with positive results continues to decline, however, as Illinois experienced its first weekend in a more advanced phase of reopening.
The IDPH on Sunday reported 1,343 new COVID-19 cases. With 21,154 tests recorded in the previous 24 hours, the positivity rate was 6.3 percent. The statewide seven-day rolling positivity rate is 7 percent. That’s down from 12 percent a week earlier.
There were also 60 additional deaths reported Sunday, after 61 were recorded Saturday.
The IDPH has now reported 120,260 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 101 of the state’s 102 counties, and 5,390 deaths statewide. There have been 898,259 recorded tests in Illinois.
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