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Illinois reports another 68 COVID-19 deaths, most since June 17

Illinois reports another 68 COVID-19 deaths, most since June 17

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SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Public Health announced another 68 COVID-19-related deaths Tuesday, the highest one-day total since June 17 as hospitalizations once again pushed second-wave highs.

The state also reported 6,516 new cases of COVID-19 among 82,435 test results reported, making for a one-day positivity rate of 7.9%, which drove the seven-day rolling average case positivity rate to 8.2%.

COVID-19 in Southern Illinois: Here are the latest local numbers

As of Monday evening, Illinois hospitals reported 3,594 beds were in use by COVID-19 patients statewide, an increase of 223 from the day before and the highest amount in use since May 28.

Of those patients, 755 were in intensive care beds, which was an increase of 33 from the day prior, the highest since June 5. There were 326 ventilators in use by COVID-19 patients, an increase of 28 from the day prior and the highest one-day total since June 16.

Thus far, the COVID-19 death toll stands at 9,878, with 430,018 confirmed cases among more than 7.9 million test results reported since the pandemic began.

For all regions of the state’s COVID-19 mitigation plan, positivity rates continue to trend upward. Region 1, which includes northwest Illinois from Winnebago County to the state’s western border, had a positivity rate of 15.3%, the highest of all regions.

Region 2, which includes Peoria and several surrounding counties, Region 5 in Southern Illinois and Region 6 in east-central Illinois all had positivity rates of 9.9%, while the rest of the regions were above 10%.

Increased mitigation measures are triggered when a region is above 8% for three days, and all 11 regions are scheduled to be under such mitigations — which include closure of bars and restaurants to indoor service — as of Wednesday.

COVID-19 numbers in Southern Illinois

This information will be updated daily with the latest numbers from local health departments in Southern Illinois. The numbers reflect new lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in the last day, total cases, new COVID-19 deaths reported in the last day, total COVID-19 deaths, and recoveries. Some health departments don't report numbers on weekends or holidays. A dash indicates a county's health department did not make a report as of deadline.

County New Cases Total Cases New Deaths Total Deaths Recovered
Alexander -- 402 -- 5 355
Franklin 18 4025 0 54 2470
Gallatin 2 436 0 3 252
Hamilton -- 703 -- 17 669
Hardin -- 319 -- 7 273
Jackson 8 4342 0 65 4066
Jefferson -- 3163 -- 71 2879
Johnson -- 1235 -- 9 1098
Massac -- 1061 -- 26 907
Perry -- 2873 -- 52 2566
Pope -- 262 -- 1 226
Pulaski -- 618 -- 3 555
Randolph -- 3815 -- 69 3601
Saline 4 2239 0 39 1170
Union -- 1981 -- 25 1573
Williamson 22 6563 0 106 3839
White 2 1494 0 24 675

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