2,432 new infections statewide; 130 COVID-19 related deaths announced Friday

– The Illinois Department of Public Health Friday announced 2,432 new cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, including 130 additional deaths. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have ran over 26,000 tests.  The statewide 7-day rolling positivity rate (positive tests) is 16%.  Officials also said the Illinois Manteno Veterans’ Home is reporting the passing of a second resident with COVID-19.  Since the beginning of the pandemic, 53 individuals at IVHM have contracted COVID-19, including two who have passed away.