Public Health Officials Announce 1,541 New Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus Disease

State hits more than 44,000 tests in one day

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 1,541 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including one additional confirmed death.

  • Bond County – 1 male 90s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 171,424 cases, including 7,398 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 40,844 specimens for a total of 2,511,567.  The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from July 19 –July 25 is 3.7%.  As of last night, 1,394 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 345 patients were in the ICU and 119 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.