Public Health Officials Announce 6,161 New Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus Disease

More than 83,000 COVID-19 tests reported in past 24 hours in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 6,161 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 63 additional deaths.

  • Adams County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Carroll County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Clark County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 80s, 2 females 90s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Coles County: 1 female 90s
  • Cook County: 1 female 40s, 1 female 60s, 2 males 60s, 2 females 70s, 4 males 70s, 2 females 80s, 2 male 80s, 2 females 90s, 1 male 90s
  • DeWitt County: 1 male 80s
  • Douglas County: 1 male 90s
  • DuPage County: 2 males 60s
  • Edgar County: 2 males 80s
  • Ford County: 1 male 90s
  • Franklin County: 1 male 80s
  • Jefferson County: 2 males 90s
  • Kane County: 1 male 90s
  • Kankakee County: 1 male 40s
  • Kendall County: 1 female 80s
  • Lake County: 1 male 90s
  • Marion County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
  • McDonough County: 2 females 60s, 1 male 60s
  • Monroe County: 1 female 90s
  • Montgomery County: 1 female 90s
  • Peoria County: 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Pike County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
  • St. Clair County: 1 male 90s
  • Stark County: 1 female 40s
  • Tazewell County: 1 female 80s, 2 females 90s
  • Washington County: 1 male 70s
  • Will County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 80s
  • Winnebago County: 1 female 80s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 370,194 cases, including 9,481 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 17 – October 23 is 6.1%.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 83,517 specimens for a total of 7,196,855.  As of last night, 2,616 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 560 patients were in the ICU and 222 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 deaths 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.