* These are the worst numbers in a long time. You have to go back to June 14 to see hospitalization numbers like this. Press release…
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 4,015 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 53 additional confirmed deaths. On September 4, 2020, IDPH reported 5,368 new cases of COVID-19 after a slowdown in data processing delayed reporting of some additional aggregate numbers. Cases not reported in the previous several days were included in the September 4, 2020 total. The slowdown did not affect the reporting of positive or negative results to individuals in any way.
Adams County: 1 female 80s
Bureau County: 1 male 70s
Carroll County: 1 female 70s
Champaign County: 1 female 60s
Christian County: 1 female 60s
Clark County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s
Clay County: 1 male 70s, 2 females 80
Cook County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 3 males 70s, 3 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 2 males 90s
DuPage County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
Fayette County: 1 male 80s
Jackson County: 1 female 70s
Jefferson County: 1 female 90s
Kane County: 2 males 80s
Kendall County: 1 male 60s
Knox County: 1 male 20s
Lawrence County: 1 male 80s
Marion County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
McLean County: 1 male 60s
Moultrie County: 1 male 70s
Peoria County: 1 female 90s
Richland County: 1 female 60s
Rock Island County: 1 female 70s
Saline County: 1 female 70s
Shelby County: 1 male 70s
St. Clair County: 1 female 80s
Tazewell County: 1 female 70s
Wabash County: 1 female 60s
Wayne County: 1 male 70s
Will County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
Winnebago County: 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 331,620 cases, including 9,127 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 9 – October 15 is 4.9%. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 67,086 specimens for a total of 6,531,009. As of last night, 1,932 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 388 patients were in the ICU and 147 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.
Starting today, IDPH is including both molecular and antigen tests in the number of statewide total test performed in Illinois. Previously, due to the limited number of antigen tests and limited information about antigen test accuracy, antigen tests were not included in the total number (which comprised less than 1% of total tests performed). Antigen tests, like BinaxNOW™, are now becoming more readily available, therefore, IDPH will include both molecular and antigen tests in its total number of tests starting October 15, 2020.
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 a death 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 email@example.com.