2,641 New COVID-19 Cases Reported in Illinois (May 7)

May 7, 2020

Credit State of Illinois

Illinois' Public Health Department says another 2,641 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the state, bringing the total positive test results to 70,873.

In addition, another 138 people have died from the novel coronavirus. The state's overall death toll now tops 3,000 - with a total of 3,111 deaths since testing began.


Egyptian Health Department:

  • No new cases (5/7). Current COVID-19 data shows 9 positive tests in the three-county service area, with six recoveries.

Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department:

  • Two new cases of COVID-19 are reported. They include a man in his 60s and a woman in her 20s.
  • Williamson County's total for cases of COVID-19 is 43, with 10 recoveries and one death. Franklin County has confirmed 18 cases, with five recoveries.

Jackson County Health Department:

  • Three new cases: a woman in her 40s, a man in his 30s and a man in his 60s.
  • Jackson County's confirmed COVID-19 cases now totals 158, with 71 recoveries and 10 deaths.

Jefferson County Health Department:

  • No new cases, 91 total positive tests - six active cases, 71 recoveries, and 14 deaths.

Randolph County Health Department:

  • As of May 6, 118 active cases of COVID-19, with 113 isolating at home and five hospitalized.
  • The county has logged 89 recoveries, and two deaths.

Richland County Health Department:

  • No new cases, three positive tests, three recoveries.

Southern Seven Health Department:

  • 11 new cases of COVID-19, including the first in Pope County. Of the 11: Pope County reports a man in his 40s has tested positive, Pulaski County reports two women - one in her 20s and one in her 40s, and Union County reports an additional eight cases - two teen girls, two women in their 20s, one woman in her 80s, a teen boy, a man in his 20s, and a man in his 30s.
  • Southern Seven's totals show 99 positive cases, with 32 recoveries and one death.