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COVID-19 Saturday update:  2,190 more cases reported statewide

COVID-19 Saturday update:  2,190 more cases reported statewide

The Illinois Department of Public Health has announced another 2,190 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease on Saturday.  There were 18 additional deaths.  There were three deaths in Southern Illinois, two in Madison and one in St. Clair County.

The positivity rate rose another tenth of a percent to 4.2-percent for the period of August 1st through the 7th.   An additional 48,016 test results were reported.

The latest regional positivity rates include data through August 5th.  The Southern Illinois Region rate is up to 6.8-percent, the Metro East Region is at 7.1-percent, and the East Central Illinois Region has bumped up to 3-percent.