(SPRINGFIELD) In the latest update from the Illinois Department of Public Health. There were 27,094 new confirmed COVID-19 cases around the state from last week, with 82 new deaths. While the number of Illinois counties in the High Community Level dropped from 25 to 20, the number of counties in the Medium Community Level increased from 39 to 47. With the regional counties of Wayne and Marion now in the High Level, the area counties of Clay, Crawford, Cumberland, and Coles are in the Medium Level. All others, including Richland, Jasper, Effingham, Fayette, Lawrence, Wabash, Edwards, and White remain in the Low Level. The IDPH reports increased COVID-19 numbers in the downstate regions of Illinois over the past week although the state numbers continue to stay at a steady level.