More than 1,300 new coronavirus cases, 22 deaths reported in Illinois

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Published: Jul. 17, 2020 at 2:51 PM CDT
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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KWQC) - The Illinois Department of Public Health on Friday reported 1,384 new confirmed cases of coronavirus and 22 additional confirmed deaths.

Community-based and mobile testing sites have increased access to COVID-19 testing throughout the state, resulting in over 40,000 specimens tested for the second consecutive day, IDPH said in a media release. Mobile testing sites will continue to visit counties in Illinois to ensure all residents have access to COVID-19 testing in their communities.

As of Friday, IDPH reported a total of 159,334 cases and 7,272 deaths in 102 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 43,692 specimens for a total of 2,166,299. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total tests from July 10–July 16 is 3.0 percent.

As of Thursday night, 1,431 people were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 309 patients were in the ICU and 128 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

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