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2,851 new cases, 29 additional deaths, 1,848 in hospitals, 4.5 percent positivity rate, state surpasses 9,000 deaths

Tuesday, Oct 13, 2020

* The state’s positivity rate is up more than 10 percent in recent days. Press release…

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 2,851 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 29 additional confirmed deaths.

“More than 9,000 Illinoisans — our mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, family, friends, and neighbors — have had their lives cut short by COVID-19, leaving tens of thousands more to grieve loved ones lost too soon,” said Governor JB Pritzker. “As we pause today to mourn these individual and collective losses, may we find strength in the tools we have to protect our communities: wearing a mask, watching our distance, and respecting public health and each other. My heart breaks for all those who have lost a loved one in this battle we never asked to fight – may their memories be for a blessing.”

“After 9 months of battling this virus and hearing the updates each day, many of us forget that the hospitalizations and deaths are more than just numbers,” said IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike. “They are our family, friends, and loved ones who have been directly impacted by COVID-19, which continues to spread. You can help slow the spread and reduce the number of people who become sick with COVID-19 by wearing your mask, washing your hands, and watching your distance.”

    Bond County: 1 male 70s
    Clay County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
    Cook County: 1 female 40s, 1 female 60s, 4 males 60s, 2 females 70s, 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s
    DeWitt County: 1 male 70s
    DuPage County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s
    Fayette County: 1 female 90s
    Lake County: 1 female 50s
    McLean County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 90s
    St. Clair County: 1 female 60s, 2 males 80s
    Warren County: 1 male 80s
    Will County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 60s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 324,743 cases, including 9,026 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 6 – October 12 is 4.5%. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 55,993 specimens for a total of 6,411,254. As of last night, 1,848 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 406 patients were in the ICU and 160 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.

* Monday

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 2,742 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 13 additional confirmed deaths.

    Clay County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 100+
    Cook County: 1 female 50s, 2 males 60s, 1 female 70s
    Douglas County: 1 male 80s
    Fayette County: 1 male 70s
    Monroe County: 1 female 80s
    Peoria County: 1 male 70s
    Richland County: 1 male 80s
    Rock Island County: 1 female 60s
    Will County: 1 male 70s,

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 321,892 cases, including 8,997 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 5 – October 11 is 4.3%. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 47,579 specimens for a total of 6,355,261. As of last night, 1,764 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 377 patients were in the ICU and 153 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

* Sunday

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 2,727 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 9 additional confirmed deaths.

    Cook County: 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
    DuPage County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 90s
    Fayette County: 1 female 90s
    McLean County: 1 female 60s
    Tazewell County: 1 female 80s
    Warren County: 1 male 70s
    Will County: 1 female 50s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 319,150 cases, including 8,984 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 4 – October 10 is 4.2%. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 64,047 specimens for a total of 6,307,682. As of last night, 1,776 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 388 patients were in the ICU and 159 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

* Saturday

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 2,905 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 31 additional confirmed deaths.

Christian County: 1 male 70s
Cook County: 1 female 40s, 2 males 40s, 1 male 70s, 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
DuPage County: 1 female 70s
Fayette County: 2 males 70s
Jefferson County: 1 female 70s
Jersey County: 1 female 80s
Kane County: 1 male 60s
Knox County: 1 male 80s
Lake County: 1 female 50s, 2 females 90s
LaSalle County: 1 male 80s
Marion County: 1 female 80s
Monroe County: 1 male 80s
Richland County: 1 male 90s
Rock Island County: 1 female 90s
Tazewell County: 1 female 80s
Union County: 1 male 70s
Will County: 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
Winnebago County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 90s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 316,423 cases, including 8,975 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 3 – October 9 is 4.0%. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 66,256 specimens for a total of 6,243,635. As of last night, 1,807 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 406 patients were in the ICU and 166 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

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18 Comments »
  1. - Dee Lay - Tuesday, Oct 13, 20 @ 12:24 pm:

    Averaging nearly 3K a day, plus kids are headed back into school, plus covid burnout, plus the upcoming holidays, plus a potentially brutal winter.

    To quote a well known Doctor, “Ok, this is bad. At the moment I don’t know how bad, but, certainly we’re three buses, a long walk and a taxi from good.”


  2. - Justin - Tuesday, Oct 13, 20 @ 12:29 pm:

    Two regions may be headed towards additional mitigations:
    - Region 5 (Southern IL: Mt. Vernon, Marion, Harrisburg, Carbondale): 8%
    - Region 6 (East-Central IL: Champaign/Urbana, Decatur, Danville, Effingham, Charleston) [w/o Champaign Co.]: 7.7%


  3. - Roadrager - Tuesday, Oct 13, 20 @ 12:30 pm:

    The most depressing part of this is that nothing substantive will be done about it until January 21st, and then only if an increasingly unlikely set of outcomes all occur.


  4. - Mask up - Tuesday, Oct 13, 20 @ 12:41 pm:

    The most depressing part of this is that nothing substantive will be done about it until January 21st, and then only if an increasingly unlikely set of outcomes all occur……..such as??? I heard Biden say he wants masks , testing, and tracing….we have that now….so what will change?


  5. - dbk - Tuesday, Oct 13, 20 @ 12:49 pm:

    This is a serious rise in the space of just one week.

    In a more rational world, the whole country would be going into full lockdown to allow a massive test-and-trace program to gear up.

    I suspect many people have decided to just accept such numbers in the expectation that a vaccine will come to the rescue and all will be well again - that things will return to “normal.”

    But this attitude carries heavy costs: enormous human suffering and long-term financial damage from which not just Illinois, but the entire U.S. will struggle to recover.

    Not to sound too repetitious, but it’s a national tragedy of near-epic proportions.


  6. - Jibba - Tuesday, Oct 13, 20 @ 12:49 pm:

    …we have that now===

    We don’t really have this. Some places not at all.

    ===so what will change?===
    A leader who encourages everyone to follow rather than to disobey, and leads by example. A leader who doesn’t spread misinformation. Maybe even some national mandates. All would be helpful, yes?


  7. - Frank talks - Tuesday, Oct 13, 20 @ 12:57 pm:

    Bad jump in positivity % rate just at 3.6 last week almost a full point


  8. - LakeCo - Tuesday, Oct 13, 20 @ 1:21 pm:

    =we have that now….so what will change?=

    Right, what will change? Because Trump handled this pandemic SO WELL. Do you really see not a sliver of improvement to be made?
    Here’s a hint…the next President won’t be so Godawful stupid to let an outbreak infect himself and the upper levels of government by flouting all public health recommendations, then survive said outbreak thanks to a gold standard regimen that pretty much only he has access to, then tell the world not to be afraid of the virus.
    For starters.


  9. - Mask up - Tuesday, Oct 13, 20 @ 1:27 pm:

    …we have that now===

    We don’t really have this. Some places not at all.

    ===so what will change?===
    A leader who encourages everyone to follow rather than to disobey, and leads by example. A leader who doesn’t spread misinformation. Maybe even some national mandates. All would be helpful, yes?

    So by changing presidents will get non- compliers to comply? I highly doubt that.on another note , politics aside, Europe is reeling with a second wave. Its time to relook at the virus and its potency and how we need to deal with it.


  10. - Jibba - Tuesday, Oct 13, 20 @ 1:56 pm:

    So by changing presidents will get non- compliers to comply?===

    Some will follow, some will not thanks to Trump’s efforts. But better that someone tries, rather than continued disinformation.

    Europe did well, then opened up like us and got worse. What is the lesson here? We are doing poorly and need to close up more. New ideas are not needed.


  11. - illinifan - Tuesday, Oct 13, 20 @ 3:00 pm:

    Daughter lives in DuPage. The town she is in is increasing in positive cases. Every day she is telling me about another person she knows being positive. Fortunately all are mild cases so far. Not good and we are not into the really cold weather when this will increase more.


  12. - Mask up - Tuesday, Oct 13, 20 @ 3:04 pm:

    So by changing presidents will get non- compliers to comply?===

    Some will follow, some will not thanks to Trump’s efforts. But better that someone tries, rather than continued disinformation.

    Please stop. If someone has gone 7 months wo complying and another two till January theyre not going to..


  13. - Jibba - Tuesday, Oct 13, 20 @ 4:11 pm:

    Just stop===

    So by your logic, because a change of administration will do nothing, we should reward the guy who made the whole situation much worse? No thanks.


  14. - Mask up - Tuesday, Oct 13, 20 @ 4:27 pm:

    So by your logic, because a change of administration will do nothing, we should reward the guy who made the whole situation much worse? No thanks.

    You said reward,not me. Point was non complyers will be non complyers regardless of who’s in office. Im sure there’s people on ” both sides ” of the isle who are non complyers right now.


  15. - Dotnonymous - Tuesday, Oct 13, 20 @ 4:29 pm:

    When the obvious solution is purposely ignored…what becomes obvious?

    Quarantines… above all else…are not profitable.

    Quarantines are expensive in dollars…the cost in human lives can only be correctly calculated by those with human compassion…Beware those whose desire to punish is stronger than their desire to save lives.


  16. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Oct 13, 20 @ 4:33 pm:

    === isle===

    Leave New Zealand out of this.

    === January theyre not going to.===

    Tell that to the infected or worse in the meantime.

    === there’s people on ” both sides ”===

    Friend, there’s Covidiots and those who know better.

    President, new President, the Covidiots here are on the wrong side, I don’t care how they seemingly vote or tell us they do.


  17. - 1st Ward - Tuesday, Oct 13, 20 @ 4:42 pm:

    “I heard Biden say he wants masks”

    Biden also said he’s not sure a federal mask mandate is constitutional and would defer to Governors.

    https://nypost.com/2020/09/17/joe-biden-says-legal-team-thinks-mask-mandate-is-constitutional/


  18. - Pundent - Wednesday, Oct 14, 20 @ 8:27 am:

    =Biden also said he’s not sure a federal mask mandate is constitutional and would defer to Governors.=

    Biden continues to lead by example on the topic. The President, by contrast, is now touting himself as “immune” and is encouraging herd immunity.


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