Fewest new COVID-19 cases in three weeks
Public health officials on Thursday announced 1,360 more people have tested positive for the coronavirus in Illinois, marking the smallest daily caseload in more than three weeks.
Illinois last dipped below 1,400 daily cases Aug. 10 and has averaged 1,859 new cases per day since then — almost triple the state’s running rate in early July.
The newest cases were confirmed among 40,795 tests reported, lowering the state’s testing positivity rate over the last week to 4.4%.
The Illinois Department of Public Health also announced the virus has killed 25 more residents, raising the state toll to 8,115.