IDPH Reports Highest Single-Day Increase of COVID-19 Cases

IDPH Reports Highest Single-Day Increase of COVID-19 Cases

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Thursday announced 1,953 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 21 additional confirmed deaths.

The amount marks the highest single-day increase since late May for the second time in a week, and raised the state’s preliminary seven-day positivity rate back to four percent.

Local case breakdown:

  • Williamson County: 14
  • Jackson County: 10
  • Saline County: five (three isolated at home, two statuses in progress)
  • Union County: five
  • Franklin and Hamilton counties: four each
  • White County: three
  • Johnson County: two
  • Gallatin County: two (one isolated at home, the other status is in progress)
  • Hardin and Massac County: one case each