Chicago : Illinois reports 1,941 new COVID-19 cases and 21 more deaths this Friday – .

Illinois State Health officials reported this Friday, July 30, about 1,941 new cases of coronavirus and 21 more deaths from the virus.

The total number of state-level cases now rises to 178,837 and deaths to 7,495 since the start of the pandemic.

At least 42,782 tests were received in state laboratories in the last 24 hours for a total of 2,699,568 to date.

The infection rate in Illinois increased to 3.9% this Friday.

HERE: more information and official state figures by county and zip code