SPRINGFIELD – State health officials Wednesday reported 7,538 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, including 55 additional deaths. Dozens were reported from health departments throughout southern Illinois.
A total of 437,556 cases, including 9,933 deaths, have been reported in Illinois since the pandemic began.
Local case breakdown:
- Perry County: 41 (since Sunday)
- Williamson County: 28, one death
- Jackson County: 23, one death
- Jefferson County: 18
- Saline County: 16
- Franklin County: 10
- Hamilton County: nine
- White County: six
- Gallatin County: two
The Southern Seven Health Department reported 43 new cases on its Facebook page Wednesday (including data from Tuesday and the latter):
- Union County: 13
- Johnson County: 12
- Massac County: six
- Pulaski County: five
- Hardin County: three
- Alexander and Pope counties: two
The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total tests from Oct. 28–Nov. 3 is 8.5 percent. This is the number that state health officials have been consistently reporting in its daily releases and is calculated using total cases over total tests.