SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 955 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 23 additional confirmed deaths.

- Cook County – 1 female 50s, 6 males 60s, 2 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s

- DuPage County – 1 female 80s, 1 male 90s

- Kane County – 1 male 40s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s

- Lake County – 1 male 60s

- McHenry County – 2 males 70s

- St. Clair County – 1 female 80s

- Winnebago County – 1 male 50s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 163,703 cases, including 7,324 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 29,745 specimens for a total of 2,308,854. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from July 14 - July 20 is 3.1%. As of last night, 1,466 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 320 patients were in the ICU and 142 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators. A recent rise in confirmed cases of COVID-19 among youth and staff at the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice’s (IDJJ) IYC St. Charles facility has prompted increased mitigation and infection control measures. Increased testing and operations and programming changes are ongoing for all residents and staff. This week Chester Mental Health Center in Randolph County reported 27 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among staff and Shapiro Developmental in Kankakee County reported 19 residents and 13 staff have newly confirmed cases of COVID-19. Full infection control measures are in operation at these facilities for both residents and staff. 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 nonpharmaceutical interventions. IDPH will update these data once a week. Page 1/2 *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 ###