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Sunday COVID-19 Update:  1,467 new cases; 14 additional confirmed deaths  

Sunday COVID-19 Update:  1,467 new cases; 14 additional confirmed deaths  

Illinois Public Health Officials announced 1,467 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease on Sunday.  There were also 14 additional confirmed deaths, including a female in her 90s from Montgomery County.

Both the Fayette County and Wayne County Health Departments reported one more positive COVID-19 case on Sunday.   The Fayette County case is a male in his 20s and the Wayne County case is a female child.

Another 38,948 test results were received, with the preliminary seven-day statewide positivity rate for July 26th to August 1st at 3.9 percent.

In the region breakdown, the positivity rate in the Metro-East Region that includes Washington, Clinton, and Bond Counties was at 7.7-percent as of Thursday.   The Southern Region that includes Marion and Jefferson Counties has increased to 6.8-percent.  The East-Central Illinois region is at 3.2-percent.   Three consecutively days of eight-percent could lead to a rollback of some of the restrictions that came with Phase Four.

The Metro-East region has seen one day of hospital admission rate increase and the Southern and East-Central regional two days.