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The Illinois Department of Public Health announced today that there are 1,076 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 30 additional deaths. IDPH is reporting both confirmed and probable cases and deaths on its website as per CDC guidelines.


In central Illinois, there were 96 new positive COVID tests Monday and Tuesday morning with 62 of those in Macon County and 11 in Sangamon County. The region also reported 11 recoveries. The seven-day positivity rates for the area as of July 18th are Christian County at 1.6%, Montgomery County at 4.7%, Shelby County at 2.3%, Sangamon County at 3.3%, Macon County at 2.1%, Moultrie County at 5.0% and Fayette County at 7.0%. Fayette County saw the largest increase raising 5.7% since last week. 


IDPH is reporting a total of 173,731 cases, including 7,446 deaths. Labs over the last 24 hours have reported 28,331 tests for a total of 2,570,465 tests complete.  The seven-day positivity rate for all of Illinois from July 21st through the 27th is steady at 3.8%. 1,383 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 329 patients were in the ICU and 128 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.


For health questions about COVID-19 call 1-800-889-3931 or email dph.sick@illinois.gov. For a complete look at breakdowns of the Regional Radio listening area visit taylorvilledailynews.com and click on the “current coronavirus cases by county” icon at the top of the page.

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