Illinois officials report over 3,600 new coronavirus cases, 27 deaths on Saturday

Published: Oct. 17, 2020 at 2:20 PM CDT
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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KWQC) - On Saturday, the Illinois Department of Public Health reported 3,629 new cases and 27 deaths in the state.

After releasing Saturday’s numbers, IDPH is now reporting a total of 339,803 cases in the state, including 9,192 deaths since the pandemic began.

The report is a slight dip in daily case numbers, IDPH reported record highs of more than 4,000 cases on both Thursday and Friday.

Illinois has processed more than 6.5 million tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of Saturday morning, 2,016 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, IDPH says 410 patients were in the ICU and 151 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The Rock Island County Health Department reports 45 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number to 3,698. Currently, 27 patients are hospitalized, which ties their all-time high for COVID-19 hospitalizations which was last reached on October 7th.

The new cases are:

· 1 woman in her 90s

· 4 women in their 70s

· 7 women in their 60s

· 1 woman in her 50s

· 4 women in their 40s

· 2 women in their 30s

· 5 women in their 20s

· 1 woman in her teens

· 2 girls younger than 13

· 3 men in their 70s

· 1 man in his 60s

· 2 men in their 50s

· 4 men in their 40s

· 4 men in their 20s

· 1 boy in his teens

· 2 boys younger than 13

· 1 male infant younger than 1

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