* Press release…
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 6,110 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 51 additional deaths.
Adams County: 1 female 80s
Bureau County: 1 female 70s
Clinton County: 1 female 90s
Cook County: 1 youth, 3 males 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 2 males 80s, 2 females 90s
DuPage County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 3 males 80s, 1 male 90s
Franklin County: 1 female 50s
Jefferson County: 2 males 70s, 1 female 80s
Kankakee County: 1 female 80s
Knox County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
Lake County: 2 females 80s, 1 female 100+
Macon County: 1 male 70s
Madison County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 70s
Marion County: 1 female 80s
McLean County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 90s
Peoria County: 2 females 80s, 2 females 90s
Piatt County: 1 male 80s
Rock Island County: 1 female 60s
Stephenson County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
Wayne County: 1 male 60s
Whiteside County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 90s
Will County: 2 males 80s
Winnebago County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s
Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 389,095 cases, including 9,619 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 21 – October 27 is 6.7%. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 70,752 specimens for a total 7,459,042. As of last night, 2,861 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 600 patients were in the ICU and 243 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. For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email email@example.com.
And as noted in the headline, Region 3’s 7-day rolling average positivity rate has been at 8 percent or higher for two straight days. One more and mitigations are automatically triggered.