Public Health Officials Announce 4,342 New Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus Disease

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 4,342 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 69 additional deaths.

  • Christian County: 1 female 80s
  • Clark County: 1 male 90s
  • Clay County: 1 male 80s
  • Clinton County: 1 male 80s
  • Cook County: 2 females 60s, 2 males 60s, 2 males 70s, 3 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s, 2 males 90s
  • DuPage County: 1 male 30s, 1 female 40s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s
  • Fayette County: 1 male 80s
  • Ford County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 90s
  • Franklin County: 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Fulton County: 1 male 90s
  • Hancock County: 1 male 60s
  • Jackson County: 1 male 70s
  • Kane County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 80s
  • Kendall County: 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Knox County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 90s
  • Lake County: 1 female 70s
  • Macon County:1 female 90s
  • Madison County: 1 male 80s
  • Marion County: 2 males 70s, 1 male 80s
  • McDonough County: 1 female 80s
  • Peoria County: 1 female 40s, 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s
  • Richland County: 1 male 80s
  • Saline County: 2 females 80s
  • Sangamon County: 1 male 80s
  • Shelby County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 70s
  • St. Clair County: 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Vermilion County: 1 female 70s
  • Whiteside County: 2 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Will County: 1 female 50s, 1 male 80s
  • Williamson County: 1 female 90s
  • Winnebago County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 female 100+
  • Woodford County: 2 females 90s, 1 male 90s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 355,217 cases, including 9,345 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from October 14 – October 20 is 5.7%.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 66,791 specimens for a total of 6,950,105.  As of last night, 2,338 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 502 patients were in the ICU and 194 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.   

*All data are provisional and will change. In order to rapidly report COVID-19 information to the public, data are being reported in real-time. Information is constantly being entered into an electronic system and the number of cases and deaths can change as additional information is gathered.  Information for a death previously reported has changed, therefore, today’s numbers have been adjusted.  For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email dph.sick@illinois.gov.