IDPH Adopts New Federal Guidelines For Reporting COVID Data
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The Illinois Department of Public Health is adopting new federal guidelines for tracking COVID-19 at the community level.  The new CDC guidelines emphasize the case rate and hospitalizations in order to better track the prevalence of the virus in communities.  As a result, testing providers will no longer be required to report some negative tests.  This means the IDPH will no longer report test and case positivity.