Illinois officials announce new coronavirus cases, 20+ deaths Wednesday

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Published: Sep. 23, 2020 at 12:07 PM CDT
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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KWQC) - The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced 1,848 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Illinois on Wednesday, including 22 additional confirmed deaths.

IDPH is reporting a total of 279,114 cases, including 8,508 deaths.

  • Christian County: 1 female 60s
  • Cook County: 1 male 60s, 2 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Douglas County: 1 male 60s
  • Franklin County: 1 male 80s
  • Kankakee County: 1 male 80s
  • Lake County: 1 male 40s
  • Macon County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 80s
  • Peoria County: 1 male 70s
  • Rock Island County: 1 female 80s, 2 males 80s
  • Tazewell County: 1 male 90s
  • Will County: 1 male 90s
  • Williamson County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s

Health officials in Rock Island County on Wednesday announced 24 new cases of COVID-19 and three additional deaths. This brings the county total to 2,945 COVID-19 cases. The total of deaths in the county is now at 82.

Rock Island County officials say a man in his 70′s and a woman in her 70s, both died in long-term care facilities and a man in his 60′s who died at home.

“We continue to see rising case counts among younger people, while our county’s deaths have mostly been people 60 and older,” Rock Island County Health Department Administrator, Nita Ludwig said. “We all must continue to take the precautions of wearing a mask, keeping at least 6 feet between you and others and washing your hands to protect all Quad Citians. We offer our sympathies to the loved ones of these three Rock Island County residents.”

The 24 new cases are listed below.

· 1 man in his 70s

· 4 men in their 60s

· 2 men in their 50s

· 1 man in his 40s

· 2 men in their 30s

· 1 man in his 20s

· 2 women in their 70s

· 3 women in their 60s

· 1 woman in her 50s

· 1 woman in her 30s

· 4 women in their 20s

· 1 girl in her teens

· 1 girl younger than 13

Illinois health officials say the preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from September 16 – September 22 is 3.5%.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories in Illinois have reported 46,391 tests for a total of 5,231,607.

As of Tuesday night, 1,563 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, IDPH says 351 patients were in the ICU and 144 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

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