New coronavirus cases increased 4.1% in Illinois in the week ending Sunday as the state added 28,216 cases. The previous week had 27,094 new cases of the virus that causes COVID-19.
Illinois ranked 18th among the states where coronavirus was spreading the fastest on a per-person basis, a USA TODAY Network analysis of Johns Hopkins University data shows. In the latest week coronavirus cases in the United States increased 11.8% from the week before, with 800,077 cases reported. With 3.81% of the country’s population, Illinois had 3.53% of the country’s cases in the last week. Across the country, 38 states had more cases in the latest week than they did in the week before.
Henry County reported 88 cases and zero deaths in the latest week. A week earlier, it had reported 89 cases and zero deaths. Throughout the pandemic it has reported 13,513 cases and 121 deaths.
Within Illinois, the worst weekly outbreaks on a per-person basis were in Adams County with 429 cases per 100,000 per week; Sangamon County with 355; and Lawrence County with 344. The Centers for Disease Control says high levels of community transmission begin at 100 cases per 100,000 per week.
Adding the most new cases overall were Cook County, with 10,844 cases; DuPage County, with 2,168 cases; and Will County, with 1,637. Weekly case counts rose in 59 counties from the previous week. The worst increases from the prior week’s pace were in Cook, Will and DuPage counties.
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Across Illinois, cases fell in 42 counties, with the best declines in Vermilion County, with 221 cases from 325 a week earlier; in McLean County, with 406 cases from 489; and in Morgan County, with 75 cases from 158.
In Illinois, 91 people were reported dead of COVID-19 in the week ending Sunday. In the week before that, 100 people were reported dead.
A total of 3,435,405 people in Illinois have tested positive for the coronavirus since the pandemic began, and 38,601 people have died from the disease, Johns Hopkins University data shows. In the United States 87,843,561 people have tested positive and 1,017,848 people have died.
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Illinois’ COVID-19 hospital admissions rising
USA TODAY analyzed federal hospital data as of Sunday, July 3. Likely COVID patients admitted in the state:
- Last week: 3,449
- The week before that: 3,210
- Four weeks ago: 3,186
Likely COVID patients admitted in the nation:
- Last week: 65,244
- The week before that: 61,335
- Four weeks ago: 56,288
Hospitals in 33 states reported more COVID-19 patients than a week earlier, while hospitals in 28 states had more COVID-19 patients in intensive-care beds. Hospitals in 40 states admitted more COVID-19 patients in the latest week than a week prior, the USA TODAY analysis of US Health and Human Services data shows.
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