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Public Health Officials Announce 614 New Confirmed Cases of
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[September 16, 2020]
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public
Health (IDPH) today announced 614 new confirmed cases of coronavirus
disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 6 additional confirmed
- Champaign County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s
- Cook County: 2 male 60s, 1 female 80s
- DeKalb County: 1 female 90
Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 147,865 cases, including
7,026 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 21,134 specimens for a total of
1,782,840. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases
as a percent of total test from June 29 –July 5 is 2.6%.
Following guidance from the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention, IDPH is now reporting both confirmed and
probable cases and deaths on its website.
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Reporting probable cases will help show the potential
burden of COVID-19 illness and efficacy of population-based
non-pharmaceutical interventions. See CDC definition of a probable
case on its website. 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 email@example.com.
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