Illinois COVID-19 report showed nearly 1,800 new infections on Thursday, as Governor JB Pritzker warned several parts of the state are "moving in the wrong direction" when it comes to positivity rates and other metrics.
With 1,773 new positive cases reported, Illinois' overall COVID-19 total is now 176,896. Further, another 18 people died from complications associated with the coronavirus. That pushes the death toll to 7,478.
The overall statewide positivity remained at 3.8% for the week ending July 29, and health officials report 1,452 people were hospitalized across Illinois with COVID-19. Of those, 353 were in the ICU, and 149 were on ventilators.