Illinois reports 862 coronavirus cases, 10 additional deaths Saturday

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FILE – This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. On Tuesday, April 21, 2020, U.S. health regulators OK’d the first coronavirus test that allows people to collect their own sample at home, a new approach that could help expand testing options in most states. The sample will still have to be shipped for processing back to LabCorp, which operates diagnostic labs throughout the U.S. (NIAID-RML via AP)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Illinois Department of Public Health officials announced 862 new coronavirus cases on Saturday and 10 additional deaths.

There are now 146,612 total cases in Illinois and 7,014 deaths.

Officials said 34,318 tests have been conducted in the last 24 hours for a total of 1,734,471.  The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity from June 27 –July 3 is 2.6%.

On Friday, Illinois reported 868 additional coronavirus cases and 18 deaths.

An Emergency Order goes into effect Monday for travelers coming from coronavirus hotspots into Chicago airports. Travelers from these spots must self-quarantine for 14 days.

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