SPRINGFIELD – Illinois reported 980 newly confirmed cases of the coronavirus Wednesday, the highest one-day total since early June.
Meanwhile, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said the state is rolling out 12 mobile testing teams, which will be prepared to visit meat factories, nursing homes and homeless shelters.
The public health department additionally reported 36 deaths, raising the state total to 7,099. From July 1 to Tuesday, the rate of positive tests was 2.6 percent. The state’s public health chief, Dr. Ngozi Ezike, said there has been an increase in infections among young people who have attended social gatherings.
Locally, Jackson County reported one new positive case of COVID-19 Wednesday and two new positive cases of COVID-19 were reported in Williamson County Wednesday. All cases are in isolation.