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Positive COVID-19 cases continue to increase statewide    

Positive COVID-19 cases continue to increase statewide    

The Illinois Department of Public Health has confirmed another 1,317 new cases of the coronavirus disease, including 25 additional confirmed deaths.

None of the deaths are in Southern Illinois, with 16 in Cook County and four others in the collar counties around Chicago.

Within the past 24 hours ending on Thursday morning, laboratories have reported 32,987 additional specimens tested.   The rate of positivity for those specimens from July 3rd through the 9th has increased to 2.9-percent.