Public Health Officials Announce 6,516 New Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus Disease

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 6,516 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 68 additional deaths.

  • Adams County: 1 female 90s
  • Clay County: 1 female 90s
  • Clinton County: 1 female 90s
  • Coles County: 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
  • Cook County: 2 males 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
  • DuPage County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 90s
  • Effingham County: 1 male 70s
  • Franklin County: 1 male 80s
  • Grundy County: 1 male 70s
  • Kane County: 2 females 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
  • Knox County: 1 male 80s
  • Lake County: 1 female 80s
  • LaSalle County: 1 female 100+
  • Lee County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 80s
  • Macon County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 2 females 90s
  • Madison County: 3 males 70s, 1 male 90s
  • Marshall County: 1 female 80s
  • Mason County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s
  • Mercer County: 1 male 80s
  • Peoria County: 3 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
  • Shelby County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
  • St. Clair County: 1 male 60s, 2 males 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Stephenson County: 1 male 80s
  • Tazewell County: 1 female 90s
  • Warren County: 1 female 60s
  • Whiteside County: 1 female 90s
  • Will County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 100+
  • Williamson County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
  • Winnebago County: 1 male 70s, 3 females 80s, 3 males 80s, 1 female 100+

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 430,018 cases, including 9,878 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 82,435 specimens for a total 7,958,856.  As of last night, 3,594 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 755 patients were in the ICU and 326 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators. 

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from October 27 – November 2 is 8.2%.  This is the number that IDPH has been consistently reporting in its daily releases and is calculated using total cases over total tests.  Similar to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, IDPH has been using test positivity for regional mitigation metrics on its website since mid-July.  Test positivity is calculated using the number of COVID-19 positive tests over total tests.  On October 29, 2020, IDPH began reporting the statewide test positivity in its daily releases.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from October 27, 2020 – November 2, 2020 is 9.9%.

Case positivity and test positivity rate are both relevant and offer insight into the bigger COVID-19 picture.  Case positivity helps us understand whether changes in the number of confirmed cases is due to more testing or due to more infections.  Whereas, test positivity accounts for repeated testing and helps us understand how the virus is spreading in the population over time.

*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.  For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email