Daily COVID Update: (July 23)

Jul 23, 2020

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Illinois reported 1,624 new cases of COVID-19  on Thursday - pushing the overall total for infections to 166,925. In addition, the state logged 20 deaths attributed to the coronavirus, raising the death toll to 7,367.

The overall positivity rate bumped up two-tenths of a percentage point to 3.4% for the week ending July 22. Health officials report 1,473 people were hospitalized across Illinois with COVID-19. Of those, 309 were in the ICU, and 135 were on ventilators.

LOCAL CASES (5:15pm Update)

Clay County Health Department (Region 6):

  • 9 overall positive cases of COVID-19, with eight recoveries.
  • 1,046 negative test results.

Crawford County Health Department (Region 6):

  • No new cases reported.
  • 27 overall positive cases of COVID-19, with 21 recoveries.
  • 1,031 tests administered.

Edwards County Health Department (Region 6):

  • 9 overall positive cases of COVID-19.

Effingham County Health Department (Region 6):

  • 54 overall positive cases of COVID-19, with 39 recoveries and one death.
  • 3,796 negative tests results.

Egyptian Health Department (Region 5):
Gallatin, Saline, & White Counties

  • 4 new cases reported - a woman in her 20s from Gallatin County; a girl in her teens and a man in his 70s from Saline County; a woman in her 20s from White County.
  • 129 overall positive cases of COVID-19, with 33 recoveries.
  • 3,890 tests administered in the three-county service area.

Fayette County Health Department (Region 6):

  • No new cases reported.
  • Total COVID-19 positive cases now stands at 40 cases with 29 recoveries and three deaths.
  • 1,995 tests administered.

Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department (Region 5):

  • 11 new cases reported - a woman in her 20s, a woman in her 30s, and two women and one man in their 50s from Franklin County; a teen boy and a teen girl, two men and one woman in their 20s, and one man in his 30s from Williamson County.
  • Total COVID-19 positive cases now stands at 86 cases with 45 recoveries in Franklin County, and 227 cases with 150 recoveries and 4 deaths in Williamson County.

Hamilton County Health Department (Region 5):

  • 11 overall positive cases, with six recoveries.
  • 458 negative test results.

Jackson County Health Department (Region 5):

  • 22 new cases reported - a teen girl, 12 women and six men in their 20s, and three men in their 30s.
  • Overall, there have been 453 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 345 recoveries and 19 deaths.

Jasper County Health Department (Region 6):

  • No new cases reported.
  • 49 overall positive cases of COVID-19, with 42 recoveries and seven deaths.
  • 1,137 negative test results.

Jefferson County Public Health Department (Region 5):

  • 6 new case reported - a woman in her 20s, a man in his 30s, two men in their 40s, a man in his 60s, and a man in his 70s.
  • Overall there have been 152 positive cases of COVID-19, with 124 recoveries and 14 deaths.
  • 4,314 negative test results.

Lawrence County Health Department (Region 6):

  • Overall, 28 positive cases, with seven recoveries.
  • 959 negative test results.

Marion County Health Department (Region 5):

  • 3 new cases reported.
  • Overall, there have been 104 positive cases of COVID-19, with 80 recoveries.
  • 4,050 negative test results.

Perry County Health Department:

  • 9 new cases reported - three teen girls, a woman in her 30s, a woman and two men in their 40s, a man in his 60s, and a woman in her 70s.
  • Overall, 79 positive cases of COVID-19, with 62 recoveries and one death.
  • 2,516 negative test results.

Randolph County Health Department (Region 4):

  • Overall, 386 positive cases of COVID-19, with 316 recoveries and seven deaths.
  • 4,514 negative test results.

Richland County Public Health Department (Region 6):

  • No new cases reported.
  • Overall, 10 positive cases of COVID-19, with nine recoveries in Richland County.
  • 2,614 negative test results.

Southern Seven Health Department (Region 5):
Alexander, Hardin, Johnson, Massac, Pope, Pulaski, & Union Counties

  • 12 new cases reported - a woman and a man in their 70s from Alexander County; a man in his 20s, two men in their 40s, a woman in her 50s, and a woman in her 80s from Johnson County; a man in his 20s, a woman in her 40s, and a man in his 50s from Massac County; a man in his 20s and a woman in her 50s from Union County.
  • Overall, Southern Seven reports 454 total confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 270 recoveries and 18 deaths.
  • 6,850 negative test results in the seven county service area (as of July 17).

Wabash County Health Department (Region 5):

  • No new cases reported.
  • Overall, 25 positive tests have been recorded.
  • 1,110 tests administered.

Wayne County Health Department (Region 5):

  • Overall, 27 positive tests have been recorded, with 14 recoveries and one death.
  • 2,234 negative test results.