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1,471 new cases, 19 additional deaths, 3.9 percent positivity rate

Tuesday, Aug 4, 2020

* Press release…

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 1,471 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 19 additional confirmed deaths.

    - Adams County: 1 male 70s
    - Cook County: 1 teen, 1 female 50s, 1 unknown 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
    - DuPage County: 2 males 80s, 1 male 90s
    - Iroquois County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 80s
    - Mercer County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
    - Morgan County: 1 male 90s
    - Rock Island County: 1 female 70s
    - Will County: 1 male 80s
    - Winnebago County: 2 female 90s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 184,712 cases, including 7,545 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 42,598 specimens for a total of 2,849,395. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from July 28 – August 3 is 3.9%. As of last night, 1,496 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 365 patients were in the ICU and 125 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

Following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, IDPH is now reporting both confirmed and probable cases and deaths on its website. Reporting probable cases will help show the potential burden of COVID-19 illness and efficacy of population-based non-pharmaceutical interventions. IDPH will update these data once a week.

*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 dph.sick@illinois.gov.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

3 Comments
  1. - Anon221 - Tuesday, Aug 4, 20 @ 1:00 pm:

    I really don’t know what it is going to take for people to just do the simplest thing like wear a mask in stores. I was grocery shopping the other day. Only about 15-20 shoppers in a mid-sized grocery. Over half without masks. One group was a mother (masked), father (unmasked), and teenage son (unmasked). Father and son really didn’t need to be there. Mom was doing all the shopping wile they toddled along after her. A man around 70ish was masked and waiting somewhat impatiently for them to finish handling a lot of meat packages before making a selection and moving on. Later, I was one shopper behind this man in the checkout. After his bags were bagged up, he grabbed them from the checker and threw them into his cart. Very forcefully he told the checker to wear a mask(banned punctuation). She was a teen, and pretty cluelessly said she was. He replied that she wasn’t and stormed out. Well, she was, but is was hanging on her chin, and this was how the other checker was also “wearing” hers. I can totally understand his frustration. It is maddening that people cannot do such a simple and respectful act as wearing a mask properly and when in a public place. I know it’s uncomfortable and hot and in the way. But is a nurse or doctor or first responder can wear one, why can’t everyone else?


  2. - muon - Tuesday, Aug 4, 20 @ 1:21 pm:

    The daily case count averaged over the previous seven days continues to rise and is 1,569 as of today (7/29 to 8/4). That is 12.3 per 100,000 population, the number frequently used to determine the need to quarantine after travel. New York uses 10 per 100,000 as its threshold and Chicago uses 15 per 100,000 so Illinois is right between those numbers.

    The positive news is that the daily deaths averaged over the previous seven days continues to go down. It’s now at 14.1 which is less than half of what it was at the end of June.


  3. - Minnow - Tuesday, Aug 4, 20 @ 6:02 pm:

    Visited the grocery store in Vienna, Jonson County, one of 11 counties at Warning Level. Saw one other shopper with a mask. This is what it’s like all over town. And across the other small communities in the area.


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