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Public Health Officials Tuesday Announced 6,839 New COVID-19 Cases in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – State health officials Tuesday reported 6,839 new COVID-19 cases in Illinois, including 126 additional deaths.

This brings the number of total cases of COVID-19 in Illinois to 991,719 including 16,959 deaths.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Dec. 29 through Jan. 4 is 8.5 percent. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Dec. 29 through Jan. 4 is 9.8 percent.

Three-hundred-11 new COVID-19 cases and three deaths were reported Tuesday in southern Illinois according to information compiled from area health department press releases that are sent to our news department daily.