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Illinois drops under 1,000 new coronavirus cases, records 20 more deaths

Since the outbreak, the state has documented 153,916 cases in all 102 of the state’s counties and 7,187 deaths.

A coronavirus test is administered in May in the parking lot of St. Rosalie Catholic Parish in Harwood Heights.
A coronavirus test is administered in May in the parking lot of St. Rosalie Catholic Parish in Harwood Heights.
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Illinois health officials announced 954 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday after recording three consecutive days of over 1,000 cases.

The Illinois Department of Public Health also noted an additional 20 deaths caused by COVID-19. The deaths ranged in age from 60 to 90 years old and happened in Cook, Cass, DuPage, Morgan, Will and Winnebago counties.

The slight dip in new cases is still more than what the state was recording just weeks ago. Since the coronavirus outbreak, the state has documented 153,916 case in all 102 of the state’s counties and 7,187 deaths.

The most recent confirmed cases were determined out of the 38,894 tests conducted over the last 24 hours. The seven-day positivity has inched up to 3%.

There were 1,342 people being treated for COVID-19 in Illinois hospitals since last night, health officials said. Of those in hospitals, 311 patients were in ICU and 127 were on ventilators.

As Illinois has seen a relative dip in cases, the recent daily numbers suggest the beginning of another increase in cases. States across the country - most notably in the South and West - are also dealing with an exponential growth in daily figures.

On Sunday, Florida reported more than 15,000 new cases, setting a new daily record for the United States. New York originally held the record of 12,000 new cases back in April.