Public Health Officials Announce 1,941 New Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus Disease

State hits more than 49,000 tests in one day

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 1,941 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 21 additional confirmed deaths.

  • Cook County: 1 female 40s, 1 male 50s, 3 females 60s, 1 female 70s, 2 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 2 males 80s, 3 males 90s
  • DeKalb County: 1 female 80s
  • DuPage County: 1 male 70s
  • Kane County: 1 male 40s, 1 female 70s
  • Kendall County: 1 female 50s
  • St. Clair County: 1 female 80s
  • Will County: 1 female 90s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 178,837 cases, including 7,495 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 49,782 specimens for a total of 2,699,568.  The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from July 24 –July 30 is 3.9%.  As of last night, 1,369 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 346 patients were in the ICU and 148 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.  Information for deaths previously reported has changed, therefore, today’s numbers have been adjusted.  For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email dph.sick@illinois.gov.