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Illinois surpasses 250K coronavirus cases


Credit: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Illinois reported another 1,381 positive cases of COVID-19 statewide Monday, pushing the state’s total number of positive tests past 250,000 amid a summertime resurgence.

It’s among one of the lower caseloads in the past month, which has seen only three other days with fewer than 1,400 new cases.

The new caseload is also a dramatic decrease from Friday, when the Illinois Department of Public Health reported a record-high 5,368 new cases of COVID-19. The massive caseload, which blew away the previous May record of 4,014 cases, was attributed to a three-day data backlog.

Monday’s new cases were among 28,975 tests submitted to the state, health officials said. The state has processed more than 4.4 million total coronavirus tests.

Chicago Sun-Times

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