COVID cases increase in several Central Illinois counties, including McLean

Woodford County Health Department has six new cases, bringing that county’s provisional total to 54. Livingston County added two new cases, bringing their total to 58, officials said. 

Statewide, Illinois Department of Public Health reported 883 new cases and six additional deaths, including a Montgomery County man in his 90s.

That means 154,799 Illinoisans have had confirmed COVID cases since March and 7,193 have died. The preliminary statewide positivity rate for cases as a percent of total tests for the seven-day period ending July 12 was 3%, IDPH said.

As of Sunday night, 1,362 people were hospitalized with COVID in Illinois.

The COVID-19 testing site, operated by Pekin-based Reditus Laboratories at the McLean County Fairgrounds, served 266 people on Sunday. That was the highest number on a Sunday at the test site since it opened March 28, McLean County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) reported on Monday.

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