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State health officials announce smaller jump in COVID-19 cases last week

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported on Friday that 24,682 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois were recorded over the past week.

While cases are still going up, the rate seems to be slowing. Last week's number was an increase of 3,348 over the previous week. In the first week of August the cases increased by 5,060. During the second week, the increase was 4,592.

Since July 30, Homewood has recorded 71 new cases, and Flossmoor added 52. That's roughly triple the number for the . . .

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