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Illinois reports 1,317 new cases of the coronavirus and 25 additional deaths

Seven-day average positivity rate rises to 2.9%

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On Friday afternoon, the Illinois Department of Public Health reported 1,317 new cases of COVID-19 and 25 additional deaths.

This brings statewide totals to 151,767 confirmed cases and 7,144 deaths across 102 counties, according to the IDPH daily news release on Friday. The statewide seven-day rolling average positivity rate rose to 2.9%.

A total of 1,911,743 COVID-19 tests have been conducted in Illinois since the pandemic began. The IDPH received the results of 32,987 tests in the 24-hour period leading up to Friday afternoon of which 1,317 were positive.

The state currently is reporting a seven-day rolling average positivity rate of 2.9% for the period of July 3 through July 9, according to the IDPH. Illinois' COVID-19 recovery rate remains at 94%.

Of the deaths reported Friday, 16 were Cook County residents, accounting for 64% of the daily total.

As of Thursday night, 1,436 people were in Illinois hospitals with the coronavirus, according to the news release. Of those people, 306 were in intensive care units and 155 were on ventilator support.

Regional update

As of Friday afternoon, the Northeast region (Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, McHenry, Lake and Will counties) reported an average positivity rate of 4%. The region reported an average availability of 34% of medical/surgical beds, 44% of ICU beds and 74% of ventilators.

The North Central region (Bureau, DeKalb, La Salle, Lee, Ogle, Whiteside, Carroll, Boone, Winnebago, Stephenson, Putnam and Jo Daviess counties) reported an average positivity rate of 3%. On average, the region has enough medical/surgical beds to accommodate a 46% surge in COVID-19 cases. The North Central region reported that 53% of ICU beds are available and 77% of ventilators are available.

The Central region reported an average positivity rate of 2%. On average, there was an availability of 41% of medical/surgical beds, 48% of ICU beds and 80% of ventilators as of Friday afternoon. The region has experienced a 53% increase in hospital admissions over the past 28 days, but is still considered to be stable, according to the IDPH website.

The Southern region had an average positivity rate of 4%. On average, there was an availability of 44% of medical/surgical beds, 49% of ICU beds and 79% of ventilators.

Newly reported deaths

- Cass County: 1 female 80s

- Cook County: 3 females 60s, 2 males 60s, 1 unknown 60s, 3 females 70s, 2 males 70s, 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s

- DuPage County: 1 male 70s

- Lake County: 1 female 70s

- McHenry County: 1 female 80s

- Peoria County: 1 female 90s

- Will County: 1 female 70s

- Winnebago County: 1 male 60s, 2 males 80s

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