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Illinois officials report record-high 6,161 new cases of coronavirus and 63 additional deaths Saturday

Published: Oct. 24, 2020 at 3:58 PM CDT
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Springfield, Ill. (KWQC) - The Illinois Department of Public Health reported a record-high number of COVID-19 cases in a single day: 6,161. The previous record was set this Thursday at 4,942. There were also 63 additional deaths reported on Saturday.

IDPH is reporting a total of 370,194 cases in the state since the pandemic began, including 9,481 deaths.

The 7-day positivity rate has also risen from 5.6% to 6.1%.

The Rock Island County Health Department reports 65 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number to 4,082. Currently, 22 patients are hospitalized.

The new cases are:

· 1 woman in her 80s

· 4 women in their 70s

· 5 women in their 60s

· 8 women in their 50s

· 3 women in their 40s

· 8 women in their 30s

· 5 women in their 20s

· 2 women in their teens

· 1 girl in her teens

· 4 girls younger than 13

· 1 man in his 80s

· 3 men in their 70s

· 7 men in their 60s

· 3 men in their 50s

· 3 men in their 40s

· 3 men in their 30s

· 1 man in his 20s

· 2 men in their teens

· 1 boy in his teens

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