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1,953 new cases, 28 additional deaths, 1,609 in hospitals, 3.8 percent positivity rate

Thursday, Sep 10, 2020

* Press release…

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 1,953 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 28 additional confirmed deaths.

    • Adams County: 1 male 90s
    • Christian County: 1 female 50s
    • Cook County: 2 males 60s, 1 female 70s
    • Edgar County: 1 male 80s
    • Ford County: 1 male 80s
    • Henry County: 1 male 70s
    • Jersey County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
    • Kane County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
    • Lake County: 1 male 70s
    • Madison County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
    • McLean County; 1 male 70s
    • Montgomery County: 1 female 70s
    • Randolph County: 1 female 50s
    • Rock Island County: 1 female 80s
    • Sangamon County: 1 male 40s
    • Shelby County: 1 male 90s
    • Will County: 1 female 40s, 1 male 60s, 1 male 90s
    • Winnebago County: 1 male 60s
    • Woodford County: 1 male 80s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 255,643 cases, including 8,242 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 September 3 – September 9 is 3.8%. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 48,982 specimens for a total of 4,575,721. As of last night, 1,609 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 346 patients were in the ICU and 141 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

Following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, IDPH is now reporting separately 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. 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.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

10 Comments
  1. - Frank talks - Thursday, Sep 10, 20 @ 12:12 pm:

    Positivity going down, good sign.


  2. - No One - Thursday, Sep 10, 20 @ 12:14 pm:

    Remember when 28 people dying of something was big news. Or remember 19 years ago when over 1,000 people died in one day of horror and our country stopped for a while.


  3. - City Guy - Thursday, Sep 10, 20 @ 12:32 pm:

    It is interesting to note how the locations being impacted have changed. A couple of months ago, Cook County was seeing large number of deaths and there were fewer counties with any deaths. Now COVID deaths are far more widespread. For today’s report, Jersey County with a population of 23,000 has the same number of deaths as Cook County with a population of 5.5 million.


  4. - lake county democrat - Thursday, Sep 10, 20 @ 12:46 pm:

    I’m unsure exactly what conclusions we can draw from these numbers. With the new Abbot tests, could it be more testing now truly is catching more cases, cases that were always “out there,” but overall spread is trending down? Rt.live has us slightly under 1.0. Will flu season muddy things even more (e.g., virus spreading but because so many more “feel sick” and get tested, positivity will be drop)? I like to think the distancing/mask message is slowly getting through to more and more people and we’re seeing results.


  5. - bhartbanjo - Thursday, Sep 10, 20 @ 12:56 pm:

    The extraordinary level of testing at UIUC is a big driver of the state-wide positivity rate. For example, UIUC did 11,621 tests on September 8. One day. The current 7-day positivity rate at UIUC is .9 percent. To me that is surprisingly high, because they do not want people with symptoms to be tested as part of the 2-times-a-week regimen.


  6. - Deaths per city - Thursday, Sep 10, 20 @ 12:56 pm:

    Is there anywhere to see deaths per city instead of just county?
    Thank you.


  7. - muon - Thursday, Sep 10, 20 @ 1:02 pm:

    lcd - It’s very hard to extract much from these numbers directly. Positivity rate is a good measure of whether there is sufficient testing for the infection rate in the community, but by itself doesn’t describe the rate of infection. As you note, some cases picked up by new rapid tests, such as at UIUC were indeed already out there, and now we know about them and can quarantine appropriately.

    The other measure to get a better picture is the new infection rate per capita. That’s on the web site, but not in the press release. It’s a number used to determine whether or not states issue travel restrictions and reflects the prevalence of the disease in the population.


  8. - Anotheretiree - Thursday, Sep 10, 20 @ 1:42 pm:

    Always curious about the younger ones..the 40 year old in Sangamon.. It can get younger. And whenever I see a 90’s male I wonder if he is over 93 which would indicate he was a WW2 veteran. What was his story. People who want to move on (GOP), are conveniently not mentioning the “Greatest Generation” who are now being taken from us via Covid.


  9. - TC - Thursday, Sep 10, 20 @ 4:01 pm:

    I’m always curious what the date of death actually is for these “newly” reported deaths. Hard to get an accurate view of the current situation when these deaths might have occurred weeks or months ago.


  10. - Southern Dude - Thursday, Sep 10, 20 @ 8:14 pm:

    I’m always curious what the date of death actually is for these “newly” reported deaths. Hard to get an accurate view of the current situation when these deaths might have occurred weeks or months ago.

    The Randolph County death was 8/22


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