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3,874 new cases, 31 additional deaths, 2,498 hospitalized, 5.6 percent positivity rate, over 82,000 tests

Friday, Oct 23, 2020

* Press release…

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 3,874 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 31 additional deaths.

    - Adams County: 1 female 70s
    - Christian County: 1 male 40s, 1 female 80s
    - Clark County: 1 female 80s
    - Clinton County: 1 male 90s
    - Cook County: 1 male 30s, 1 female 90s
    - DeWitt County: 1 female 70s
    - Jefferson County: 1 male 60s
    - Kane County: 1 female 70s
    - Kankakee County: 1 male 60s
    - Lake County: 1 female 70s
    - LaSalle County: 2 females 90s
    - Macon County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
    - Madison County: 1 female 80s
    - McLean County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
    - Rock Island County: 1 male 90s
    - Sangamon County: 1 male 70s
    - Shelby County: 1 female 70s
    - St. Clair County: 1 male 80s
    - Tazewell County: 1 male 80s
    - Vermilion County: 2 males 70s
    - Warren County: 1 male 90s
    - White County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 90s
    - Will County: 1 female 70s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 364,033 cases, including 9,418 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 16 – October 22 is 5.6%. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 82,256 specimens for a total of 7,113,338. As of last night, 2,498 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 511 patients were in the ICU and 197 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

*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        

12 Comments
  1. - Frank talks - Friday, Oct 23, 20 @ 12:32 pm:

    Is this more of that data stuff you been selling the Governor?


  2. - Candy Dogood - Friday, Oct 23, 20 @ 12:38 pm:

    [Not Sure If; Fry meme]


  3. - Dotnonymous - Friday, Oct 23, 20 @ 12:39 pm:

    Many of these victims were loved as Grandpa and Grammie…this is where words fail…sadly.


  4. - Chatham Resident - Friday, Oct 23, 20 @ 12:44 pm:

    The Governor just needs to say today, “The heck with the regional stats and a few days notice. Let’s all go back to Phase 3 statewide effective immediately. While Region 1 stays with the Phase 2-style mitigations.”


  5. - Nagidam - Friday, Oct 23, 20 @ 1:40 pm:

    ===The Governor just needs to say today, “The heck with the regional stats and a few days notice. Let’s all go back to Phase 3 statewide effective immediately. While Region 1 stays with the Phase 2-style mitigations.”===

    Why? The Governor and his experts have a plan in place based on science. Along with contract tracing I think they have a good idea what is taking place. That doesn’t mean we wont be back in phase three but there is no way to abandon a good plan.


  6. - Heathen - Friday, Oct 23, 20 @ 1:45 pm:

    Everyday Chatham Resident begs the Governor to shut down the entire state. Hey CR if you’re so afraid why not just lock yourself in your house and never leave? Quit trying to make the rest of us suffer all because you live in fear.


  7. - very old soil - Friday, Oct 23, 20 @ 1:53 pm:

    New from Columbia University

    “This report looks at the staggering and disproportionate nature of COVID-19 fatalities in the United States, which now ranks first in the world in the total number of fatalities, to estimate how many deaths were “avoidable.” With more than 217,0001,2 lives lost, and a proportional mortality rate twice
    that of neighboring Canada and more than fifty times that of Japan — a country with a much older
    population than the U.S. – the United States has turned a global crisis into a devastating tragedy.
    Through comparative analysis and applying proportional mortality rates, we estimate that at
    least 130,000 deaths and perhaps as many as 210,000 could have been avoided with
    earlier policy interventions and more robust federal coordination and leadership. ”
    https://ncdp.columbia.edu/custom-content/uploads/2020/10/Avoidable-COVID-19-Deaths-US-NCDP.pdf


  8. - very old soil - Friday, Oct 23, 20 @ 1:58 pm:

    Almost 130,000 COVID-19 deaths could be prevented if 95 percent of Americans wore masks, study estimates
    https://www.theweek.com/speedreads/945576/almost-130000-covid19-deaths-could-prevented-95-percent-americans-wore-masks-study-estimates


  9. - Flat Footed - Friday, Oct 23, 20 @ 2:01 pm:

    “veryday Chatham Resident begs the Governor to shut down the entire state. ”

    Because CR is a state worker and isn’t going to miss a paycheck.


  10. - Winderweezle - Friday, Oct 23, 20 @ 2:08 pm:

    One of the most distasteful phrases of 2020 is “if you are afraid”


  11. - thunderspirit - Friday, Oct 23, 20 @ 3:31 pm:

    == One of the most distasteful phrases of 2020 is “if you are afraid” ==

    I’ll admit that I *am* afraid.

    I’m afraid I might infect someone who isn’t healthy enough to fight off COVID-19 by my irresponsibility.

    Afraid I might infect people I love because I wasn’t willing to give up convenience in the short term.

    I readily acknowledge that I’m fortunate enough to be able to work from home during the pandemic, and that not everyone is so lucky. So I work to limit my own exposure and not be part of the reason someone else gets infected.

    But if people want to call me afraid, sure, go ahead. I’m afraid of the things I listed above. I’m sorry that they lack the compassion to feel the same for someone else.


  12. - Sal - Friday, Oct 23, 20 @ 4:40 pm:

    Sorry, I agree with “Chatham Resident”


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