Gov. Pritzker held a COVID-19 briefing

Gov. Pritzker held a COVID-19 briefing
Governor JB Pritzker will give a COVID-19 update at noon on Wednesday, July 29. (Source: Governor JB Pritzker/Facebook)

CHICAGO, Ill. (KFVS) - Governor JB Pritzker gave a COVID-19 update at noon on Wednesday, July 29.

The briefing was at the James R. Thompson Center.

Illinois cases

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced 1,393 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 18 additional confirmed deaths on Wednesday, July 29.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 175,124 cases, including 7,462 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. 

As of Tuesday night, 1,491 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 355 patients were in the ICU and 152 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

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