Illinois COVID-19 positivity rate, daily cases continue to see decrease

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WTVO) — The Illinois Department of Public Health announced 974 new cases of COVID-19 across the state on Monday. Health officials also reported 23 additional deaths in the past 24 hours.

The latest deaths occurred at the following locations:

– Cook County: 1 male 40s, 1 female 50s, 1 female 60s, 4 males 60s, 1 female 70s, 2 males 70s, 3 females 80s, 2 males 80s, 2 females 90s
– DuPage County: 1 male 80s, 1 female 100+
– Kankakee County: 3 males 80s
– Lake County: 1 male 70s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 121,234 cases, including 5,412 deaths, in 101 counties in Illinois. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 20,014 specimens for a total of 918,273.  The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity is at 6%. (May 25–May 31)a

A total of 918,273 tests have been performed across the state.

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