Illinois officials report 2,200+ coronavirus cases, 35 deaths Wednesday
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KWQC) - The Illinois Department of Public Health announced 2,273 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Illinois on Wednesday, including 35 additional confirmed deaths.
IDPH is reporting a total of 293,274 cases, including 8,672 deaths.
The COVID-19 case count will not be released by health officials in Rock Island County Wednesday. According to the Rock Island County Health Department, most staff are at its drive-through flu clinic. The health department says it will update the case count on Thursday.
New deaths in Illinois:
- Bureau County: 1 female 80s
- Carroll County: 1 male 70s
- Champaign County: 1 female 80s
- Cook County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 100+
- DeKalb County: 1 male 90s
- DuPage County: 1 female 80s
- Effingham County: 1 female 70s
- Fayette County: 1 female 70s, 2 females 80
- Greene County: 2 females 70s
- Grundy County: 1 male 80s
- Jackson County: 1 female 60s
- Jersey County: 2 female 90s
- Lake County: 1 male 70s
- Lawrence County: 1 male 70s
- Macon County: 1 female 80s
- Madison County: 2 males 80s
- Peoria County: 1 male 80s
- St. Clair County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s
- Tazewell County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
- Will County: 1 female 70s, 2 males 70s
- Williamson County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 70s
- Woodford County: 1 male 80s
Illinois health officials say the preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from September 23 – September 29 is 3.6%.
Within the past 24 hours, laboratories in Illinois have reported 58,546 tests for a total of 5,624,822.
As of Tuesday night, 1,632 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, IDPH says 378 patients were in the ICU and 152 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.
In the health department’s news release, officials warned Region 6 that additional mitigation measures could be coming.
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