Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 2,348 cases, 8 deaths

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Illinois Department of Public Health officials reported 2,348 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and eight related deaths Friday.

There have been 1,419,611 total COVID cases, including 23,440 deaths in the state since the pandemic began.

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The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from July 23-29 is at 4.7%.

Eighteen Illinois counties saw their transmission levels change Friday. There are now 60 counties with "high" transmission, 29 with "substantial" transmissio, 12 with "moderate" transmission and just one with "low."



This is how the changes broke down Friday:

Changed to Substantial:


  • Fayette (was high)

  • Knox (was moderate)

  • Mercer (was moderate)

  • Pope (was moderate)

  • Rock Island (was moderate)

  • Woodford (was moderate)


Changed to High:


  • Champaign (was substantial)

  • Douglas (was substantial)

  • Lawrence (was substantial)

  • Logan (was substantial)

  • Marshall (was substantial)

  • Menard (was substantial)

  • Montgomery (was substantial)

  • Piatt (was substantial)

  • Tazewell (was substantial)

  • Scott (was moderate)


Changed to Moderate:


  • Fulton (was substantial)

  • Jasper (was low)


Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported testing 54,563 specimens for a total of 26,823,562 since the pandemic began.

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As of Thursday night, 903 patients in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 167 patients were in the ICU and 62 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

A total of 13,211,304 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of Thursday. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 22,064. On Thursday, 24,133 vaccines were administered.
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