SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Thursday announced 1,772 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 18 additional confirmed deaths.
Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 176,896 cases, including 7,478 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 41,134 specimens for a total of 2,649,786. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from July 23–July 29 is 3.8 percent.
Jackson County reported 15 new positive COVID-19 cases Thursday. Williamson County reported eight. Franklin County reported five. Hamilton County reported four. White County reported three. Gallatin and Massac counties reported one. All cases are in isolation. Saline County reported five cases Thursday. Four are at home in isolation while one case status is in progress.