Illinois reports 1,319 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death
New cases of COVID-19 increased by 1,319 Monday and one person died of the respiratory disease, the Illinois Department of Public Health said.
That brings the total cases statewide to 195,399 and fatalities to 7,637. The fatality was a woman in her 90s in Cumberland County, near Effingham.
Typically, COVID-19 cases and fatalities are lower on Mondays because not all sources, such as county coroners' offices, report data over the weekend. The last time the state health department listed a single death was July 26.
The COVID-19 test positivity rate stands at 4.1% based on a seven-day average. The state health department reported 32,353 tests performed in the last 24 hours, which leaves the daily positivity rate also at 4.1%.
The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 was 1,481 as of Sunday night. That's lower than the seven-day average of 1,508, but hospitalizations have been climbing. The average number of people hospitalized each day in July was 1,420.
Meanwhile, with one-third of August over, the average daily COVID-19 case increase for the month was 1,656. It's higher than the average of new cases a day in July, which was 1,150.