Public Health Officials Announce 1,759 New Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus Disease

State reports more than 46,000 tests in one day

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 1,759 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 30 additional confirmed deaths.

– Carroll County: 1 male 80s
– Clark County: 1 male 60s
– Coles County: 1 female 80s
– Cook County: 1 male 40s, 3 males 60s, 2 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
– DuPage County: 2 females 80s
– Gallatin County: 1 male 70s
– Jefferson County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s
– Kane County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s
– Lake County; 1 female 40s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
– LaSalle County 1 male 90s
– Rock Island County: 1 female 80s
– St. Clair County: 1 female 40s, 1 male 50s, 1 female 90s
– Union County: 1 female 70s
– Will County: 1 male 50s
– Winnebago County: 1 male 90s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 186,471 cases, including 7,573 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 46,668 specimens for a total of 2,896,063. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from July 29 – August 4 is 3.9%. As of last night, 1,552 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 368 patients were in the ICU and 129 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

Following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, IDPH is now reporting both confirmed and probable cases and deaths on its website. Reporting probable cases will help show the potential burden of COVID-19 illness and efficacy of population-based non-pharmaceutical interventions. IDPH will update these data once a week.

*All data are provisional and will change. In order to rapidly report COVID-19 information to the public, data are being reported in real-time. Information is constantly being entered into an electronic system and the number of cases and deaths can change as additional information is gathered. For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email dph.sick@illinois.gov.