Daily COVID Update: (July 31)

Jul 31, 2020

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The end of July brought another day with an increase in the number of new COVID-19 infections in Illinois. The state reported 1,941 new cases on Friday, along with 21 deaths connected to the coronavirus.

Overall, Illinois has recorded 178,837 cases of COVID-19, and 7,495 deaths.

With cases continuing to rise, the overall statewide positivity grew a tenth of a percent - to 3.9% for the week ending July 30. Health officials report 1,369 people were hospitalized across Illinois with COVID-19. Of those, 346 were in the ICU, and 148 were on ventilators.