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COVID-19 Tuesday Update:  724 new cases and 23 additional deaths   

COVID-19 Tuesday Update:  724 new cases and 23 additional deaths   

The Illinois Department of Public Health has reported 724 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease and 23 additional deaths.  The only death reported on Tuesday in Southern Illinois was a male in his 80s in St. Clair County in the Metro-East.   11 of the deaths were in Cook County and five others in the collar counties around Chicago.

The only area county reporting a new case on Tuesday was Wayne County, where a female child became the 14th case.   Three of the positives remain in isolation.

Laboratories processed 31,069 samples in the 24 hour period leading up to the Tuesday report, for a positivity rate from June 23rd to June 29th of 2.6-percent.