1,992 new virus cases, 11 more deaths as state tests top 4 mil.
Illinois reached another milestone Sunday, surpassing 4 million coronavirus tests as COVID-19 cases continue to rise as part of a monthlong trend.
State health officials on Sunday announced 1,992 new coronavirus cases and 11 additional deaths.
Sunday marked the 40th consecutive day Illinois has recorded a four-digit daily caseload. This month, the state has recorded 2,000 or more cases in a day eight times.
Illinois is averaging about 1,817 new infections each day this month, up sharply from July’s daily average of 1,150.
The newest infections announced Sunday, which bring the state’s total to 233,355 cases over seven months, were detected among the 43,693 tests processed in the last day, keeping the state’s seven-day positivity rate at 4.2%.
In February, Illinois became the first state to run its own COVID-19 tests. Since then, it has processed 4,016,782 tests.
Sunday’s fatalities — eight of which were recorded in Cook County and included a Cook County woman in her 30s — bring the state’s death toll to 8,019.