Illinois reports 658 additional COVID-19 cases, 23 deaths

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CHICAGO (AP) – Illinois reported 658 new cases of COVID-19 and 23 more deaths on Sunday, public health officials said.

The Illinois Department of Public Health said overall there have been 136,762 cases since the start of the pandemic and 6,647 deaths in Illinois. Public health officials announced more than 23,800 tests in the past 24 hour.

The state’s rate of positive tests continued to drop. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity rate was 2. It reached a high of 23% in late April.

Starting Monday, Chicago’s lakefront trail and other outdoor trails will reopen. Later in the week, Chicago restaurants will be allowed to restart indoor dining with capacity restrictions.

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