Daily COVID Update: (July 6)

Jul 6, 2020

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After a holiday weekend, Illinois leaders say an additional 614 coronavirus cases were recorded - as well as six more deaths.

The new statewide total for positive cases sits at 147,865, with 7,026 deaths linked to COVID-19.

Over the previous week (June 29-July 5), the positivity rate - a percentage of positive results compared to overall tests - held steady at 2.6%. As of Monday, Illinois had processed 1.78 million tests since the outbreak began.

LOCAL CASES (3:00pm Update)

Effingham County Health Department:

  • 17 overall positive cases of COVID-19, with 11 recoveries and one death (as of July 3).
  •  2,344 negative tests results.

Egyptian Health Department:

  • Total COVID-19 positive cases stands at 20, with 14 recoveries (as of July 5).
  • 1,971 tests administered in the three-county service area.

Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department:

  • 5 new cases reported - two teen boys and a man in his 30s from Franklin County; two women in their 20s from Williamson County.
  • Total COVID-19 positive cases now stands at 133 cases with 81 recoveries and 4 deaths in Williamson County, 35 cases with 16 recoveries in Franklin County.

Jackson County Health Department:

  • 1 new case reported - a woman in her 60s.
  • Jackson County's total positive test count is 337, with 298 recoveries and 19 deaths.

Jefferson County Public Health Department:.

  • 1 new case - a man in his 30s.
  • Overall there have been 110 positive cases of COVID-19, with 95 recoveries and 14 deaths.
  • 3,115 negative test results.

Marion County Health Department:2 new cases reported.

  • 1 new case reported - a woman in her 20s.
  • Overall, there have been 71 positive cases of COVID-19, with 65 recoveries.
  • 2,544 negative test results.

Perry County Health Department:

  • Overall, 56 positive cases of COVID-19, with 44 recoveries and one death (as of July 3).
  • 1,575 negative test results.

Randolph County Health Department:

  • 1 new case reported
  • Overall, 292 positive cases of COVID-19, with 273 recoveries and seven deaths.
  • 3,472  negative test results.

Richland County Public Health Department:

  • 4 new cases reported - a preteen/teen girl from out of state, a teen boy from Richland County, a teen girl from Richland County, and a woman in her 40s who lives outside Richland County.
  • **In addition, Richland County reports a known exposure at the Musgrove Aquatic Center in Olney. The exposure happened between June 27-July 3. If you visited the Center, you're asked to call your local health department to be tested.
  • Overall, 7 positive cases of COVID-19, with 4 recoveries in Richland County.
  • 1,661 negative test results.

Southern Seven Health Department:

  • 5 new cases reported - a man in his 50s from Massac County; a teen girl and a man in his 60s from Pulaski County; two men in their 30s from Union County.
  • Overall, Southern Seven reports 329 total confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 223 recoveries and 18 deaths.