25 more deaths, 707 new virus cases

Chicago Sun-Times - - TOP NEWS - Mitchell Armentrout

Another 25 peo­ple have died of COVID-19 in Illi­nois, as health of­fi­cials on Tues­day an­nounced an ad­di­tional 707 peo­ple have con­tracted the virus.

That raised the state’s coro­n­avirus death toll to 7,128 and the over­all case tally to 155,506.

And fol­low­ing Illi­nois’ first three­day stretch since a peak month of May with daily case counts over 1,000, Tues­day marked a re­turn to rel­a­tively low num­bers — the first day in a week with fewer than 800 cases.

The new cases were con­firmed among the lat­est batch of 28,446 test re­sults re­ported to the Illi­nois Depart­ment of Pub­lic Health, good for a pos­i­tiv­ity rate of just un­der 2.5%.

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