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Illinois health officials report highest number of COVID-19 cases in 24-hour period

Published: Oct. 15, 2020 at 12:21 PM CDT
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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KWQC) - The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 4,015 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, which is the highest number of cases reported in the state over a 24-hour period.

The health department also reported an additional 53 confirmed deaths on Thursday.

IDPH says 5,368 cases of COVID-19 were reported on September 4, however, that was after a slowdown in data processing that delayed some numbers.

Health officials are now reporting a total of 331,620 cases in Illinois, including 9,127 deaths since the pandemic began.

New deaths in Illinois:

  • Adams County: 1 female 80s
  • Bureau County: 1 male 70s
  • Carroll County: 1 female 70s
  • Champaign County: 1 female 60s
  • Christian County: 1 female 60s
  • Clark County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s
  • Clay County: 1 male 70s, 2 females 80
  • Cook County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 3 males 70s, 3 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 2 males 90s
  • DuPage County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Fayette County: 1 male 80s
  • Jackson County: 1 female 70s
  • Jefferson County: 1 female 90s
  • Kane County: 2 males 80s
  • Kendall County: 1 male 60s
  • Knox County: 1 male 20s
  • Lawrence County: 1 male 80s
  • Marion County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • McLean County: 1 male 60s
  • Moultrie County: 1 male 70s
  • Peoria County: 1 female 90s
  • Richland County: 1 female 60s
  • Rock Island County: 1 female 70s
  • Saline County: 1 female 70s
  • Shelby County: 1 male 70s
  • St. Clair County: 1 female 80s
  • Tazewell County: 1 female 70s
  • Wabash County: 1 female 60s
  • Wayne County: 1 male 70s
  • Will County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Winnebago County: 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s

Illinois health officials say the seven-day statewide positivity rate is 4.9% from October 9 to October 15.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories in Illinois have reported 67,086 tests for a total of 6,531,009.

As of Wednesday night, 1,932 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, IDPH says 388 patients were in the ICU and 147 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

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