SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Tuesday announced 587 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 37 additional confirmed deaths.
Locally, Gallatin, Hamilton, Jackson, Johnson, Pulaski and Saline counties each reported one new case of COVID-19. Two cases were reported in Williamson and Franklin counties. All cases are in isolation.
Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 148,452 cases, including 7,063 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 26,994 specimens for a total of 1,809,834. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from June 30-July 6 is 2.5 percent.
As of Monday night, 1,385 people in Illinois were reported to be hospitalized with COVID-19. Of those, 320 patients were in the ICU and 153 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.