Only 23 COVID-19 related deaths reported Tuesday by the Illinois Department of Public Health

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health Tuesday announced 724 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 23 additional confirmed deaths, 16 of those from the Chicagoland area. There have been a total of 143,185 infections in the state, including 6,923 deaths. The preliminary seven-day positivity for cases as a percent of total tests performed from June 23 to June 29 is 2.6%.