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New coronavirus cases remain high as Illinois breaks testing record

1 month ago   |   By Chicago Tribune

Illinois also announced a record number of test results Sunday, with 38,894. It is likely the state will pass 2 million tests in the next few days.
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Illinois reports record number of coronavirus tests in a day, 954 cases confirmed

Illinois reports record number of coronavirus tests in a day, 954 cases confirmed

1 month ago   |   By WGN TV

CHICAGO - State health officials said Sunday over 38,000 coronavirus tests have been performed in Illinois over the past day, a record high since the pandemic began, as the statewide positivity rate remains at 3 percent.
According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, 38,894 tests were performed over the past 24 hours, bringing the statewide total to 1,982,982 tests to date. The statewide positivity rate, which measures the percent of tests which came back positive from July 5-11, remains at a relatively low 3 percent.
Sunday's record number of tests comes just days after the state...
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Coronavirus Illinois: IL coronavirus cases top 153K, with over 7K deaths as state reaches another testing high

1 month ago   |   By ABC

Illinois reported more than 38,000 tests conducted within the past 24 hours.
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