Illinois health officials Tuesday announced 1,617 new known cases of COVID-19 and 32 additional confirmed fatalities, bringing the total number of known infections in Illinois to 305,011 and the statewide death toll to 8,836 since the start of the pandemic.
Officials reported 49,513 new tests in the last 24 hours. The seven-day statewide positivity rate is 3.4%.
Earlier Tuesday, city officials said Indiana again is in danger of being added to Chicago’s quarantine travel order next week. While the neighboring state