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Public Health Officials Wednesday Announced 7,569 New COVID-19 Cases in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – State health officials Wednesday reported 7,569 new COVID-19 cases, including 139 additional deaths in Illinois, bringing the total number of cases in the state to 999,288 cases, including 17,096 deaths.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Dec. 20 through Jan. 5 is 8.4 percent. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Dec. 30 through Jan. 5 is 9.9 percent.

351 new COVID-19 cases and seven deaths were reported in southern Illinois Wednesday. This information was compiled from press releases we receive on a daily basis from area health departments.