SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Thursday announced 1,772 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 18 additional confirmed deaths.
Local case breakdown:
- Jackson County: 15
- Williamson County: eight
- Saline County: five (four isolated at home, one status in progress)
- Franklin County: five
- Hamilton County: four
- White County: three.
- Gallatin and Massac counties: one each
- All cases (unless noted above) are in isolation.
Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 176,896 cases, including 7,478 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 41,134 specimens for a total of 2,649,786. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total tests from July 23-29 is 3.8 percent.