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COVID-19 update – July 8: Illinois sees most cases since June 5

(WEEK) -- The Peoria City/County Health Department is reporting 15 new cases in the Tri-County area Wednesday, July 8, for a total of 772.

Peoria County is reporting 10 additional cases, for a total of 579 and Tazewell County added five new cases for a total of 155.

Woodford County remains unchanged at 38 according to Tri-County health officials.

No additional deaths were reported, leaving the areas total at 39.

The PCCHD also reports 75.8% of the cases have recovered, while 17.8% are at home in isolation and 1.8% remain hospitalized.

Area hospitals are reporting no cases currently in the ICU, and eight non-ICU beds are in use by those who have tested positive and those under investigation of having the virus.


The McLean County Health Department is reporting eight new confirmed cases of COVID-19. for a total of 290.

The county death count remains unchanged at 14.

248 of those have recovered while two are hospitalized and 26 are at home in isolation.


Statewide, an additional 980 cases were reported Tuesday by the Illinois Department of Public Health, for a total of 149,432.

Another 36 deaths were also reported, bringing the state's death toll to 7,099 across all 102 counties.

The latest deaths reported by the IDPH are:

  • Champaign County: 2 males 70s
  • Cook County: 1 male 40s, 2 males 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 4 males 70s, 2 females 80s, 2 males 80s
  • DuPage County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 80s 1 male 80s
  • Kane County: 2 males 70s, 2 females 80s
  • Lake County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s
  • McHenry County: 2 females 70s
  • McLean County: 1 female 70s
  • St. Clair County: 1 female 30s, 1 female 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Winnebago County: 2 males 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s

The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. 

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 32,742 specimens for a total of 1,842,576. 

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from July 1 –July 7 is 2.6%. 

As of last night, 1,518 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 331 patients were in the ICU and 151 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

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