Public Health Officials Announce 1,639 New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19


SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — The Illinois Department of Public Health announced 1,639 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois on Saturday, including 8 additional confirmed deaths.

That brings IDPH’s total to 180,476 cases, including 7,503 deaths.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 39,809 specimens for a total of 2,739,377. 

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from July 25 –July 31 is 3.9%. 

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