* Press release…
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 828 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 30 additional confirmed deaths.
Cook County: 1 female 40s, 1 male 40s, 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s, 3 females 70s, 3 males 70s, 3 female 80s, 2 females 90s, 1 male 90s
DuPage 1 male 40s, 1 female 90s
Kane County: 1 male 60s, 2 females 80s
Lake County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 female 80s
Madison County: 1 male 70s
Sangamon County: 1 female 70s
St. Clair County: 1 female 80s
Will County: 1 female 60s
Winnebago County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 80s
Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 144,013cases, including 6,951 deaths, in 101 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 33,090 specimens for a total of 1,636,055. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from June 24 –June 30 is 2.6%.
* Greg Hinz…
In Illinois, total reported fatalities climbed from 5,548 to 7,124 in June, a hike of 28.4 percent. But in California, the jump was from 4,287 to 6,081, up 41.8 percent. In Texas it was up 46 percent, with 2,496 deaths as of yesterday. And in Florida, up 42.4 percent, with 3,505 fatalities to date.
All of them are pikers compared to Arizona. Total pandemic fatalities there to date soared 78 percent last month, to 1,632 from 917.
Those are deaths, folks. As in permanent removal from this good earth. Not just sniffles from the flu.
Those fatality numbers continue to get worse in a rush. Florida reported 49 new deaths today, and Arizona 88. Texas added 59 deaths yesterday.
Arizona’s positivity rate today was 24 percent. Texas has a 7-day average rate of 14.6 percent. Florida’s average is 16.1 percent. You can click here to look up more states.