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8,922 new confirmed and probable cases, 140 additional deaths, 5,953 hospitalized, 1,146 in ICU, 11.9 percent case positivity rate, 14.2 percent test positivity rate, Illinois surpasses 11,000 deaths

Wednesday, Nov 18, 2020

* The grim press release…

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 8,922 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 140 additional deaths.

    - Adams County: 1 male 90s
    - Bureau County: 1 female 90s
    - Champaign County: 1 female 100+
    - Clinton County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
    - Coles County: 1 male 90s
    - Cook County: 2 males 30s, 1 female 40s, 2 males 40s, 2 females 50s, 4 males 50s, 7 females 60s, 13 males 60s, 10 females 70s, 9 males 70s, 6 females 80s, 13 males 80s, 6 females 90s, 4 males 90s, 1 male 100+
    - DeWitt County: 1 female 90s
    - DuPage County: 1 female 60s, 2 males 60s, 1 male 70s, 2 males 80s, 2 males 90s
    - Effingham County: 1 male 90s
    - Fayette County: 1 male 80s
    - Franklin County: 1 male 90s
    - Greene County: 1 male 90s
    - Jackson County: 1 male 70s
    - Kendall County: 1 female 50s, 1 male 90s
    - Knox County: 1 female 90s
    - Lake County: 1 male 90s
    - LaSalle County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 3 males 80s, 1 female 90s
    - Livingston County: 1 male 60s
    - Logan County: 1 male 80s
    - Macon County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 90s
    - McDonough County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 90s
    - McHenry County: 1 male 70s, 2 females 90s
    - Ogle County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 90s
    - Peoria County: 2 females 80s
    - Sangamon County: 1 male 80s
    - St. Clair County: 1 female 70s
    - Stephenson County: 1 female 80s
    - Tazewell County: 1 male 90s
    - Vermilion County: 1 male 70s
    - Warren County: 1 female 80s
    - Wayne County: 1 male 90s
    - Whiteside County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 90s
    - Will County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
    - Williamson County: 1 male 70s
    - Winnebago County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 80s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 606,771 cases, including 11,014 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 103,569 specimens for a total 9,359,227. As of last night, 5,953 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 1,146 patients were in the ICU and 547 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from November 11 – November 17, 2020 is 11.9%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from November 11 – November 17, 2020 is 14.2%.

*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 dph.sick@illinois.gov.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

13 Comments
  1. - Perrid - Wednesday, Nov 18, 20 @ 12:42 pm:

    One day doesn’t mean much, but I’ll take sub 10k new cases. Hopefully we’re leveling off, or even coming down off the peak here.


  2. - master shake - Wednesday, Nov 18, 20 @ 12:45 pm:

    Our huge spike came about 10 days after that bout of cold and rainy weather, now things are leveling off after the 7 days of 70 degree november weather (people could go hang out outside again). Really shows how bad things are going to get this winter if people don’t take things seriously.


  3. - Montrose - Wednesday, Nov 18, 20 @ 12:52 pm:

    We hit 10,000 deaths a day or two after the election. So, another 1,000 in just two weeks. It is just staggering.


  4. - striketoo - Wednesday, Nov 18, 20 @ 1:00 pm:

    Looking at the age of those dying and the resistance of many young and middle aged people to a few simple steps to stop the spread of COVID, it is clear that they have found a way to get their inheritance early. You can hardly blame them. 🙂


  5. - Thomas Paine - Wednesday, Nov 18, 20 @ 1:07 pm:

    @Shake -

    it is not possobile to see exponential growth in infectios unless you are well into multiple generations of tansmission.

    The surge in transmission in Illinois appers to have begun Labor Day weekend, and started to relax in the second half of October.

    You have to think of COVID surges like a tsunami, a big wave that starts with a tremor far off shore. The quake is long, long over when the wave hits shore.

    The Thanksgiving Wave won’t peak 7-10 days after thanksgiving, but during the two weeks around Christmas and New Year.

    The tier 3 mitigations announced yesterday are less about ending the current wave than trying to lower the number of infected people going into thanksgiving so that Christmas is not horrific.


  6. - Chicago Cynic - Wednesday, Nov 18, 20 @ 1:33 pm:

    Finally a smidge of good news. It’s a sad statement of this pandemic that 8900 cases and 11.9% positivity passes for good news around here, but it’s all about the trend and this one is definitely an improvement.

    Unfortunately, deaths are a lagging indicator with this disease so it’s not surprising that that number is so high and will probably continue like that for a while.


  7. - Donnie Elgin - Wednesday, Nov 18, 20 @ 1:41 pm:

    Region 8 continues to see improvement with a large reduction in daily and small reduction 7 day Test Positivity rate.


  8. - Anotherretiree - Wednesday, Nov 18, 20 @ 1:42 pm:

    ==striketoo== Yeah, those pesky WW2 and Korean War Vets just hung around longer than the COVID resisters liked.


  9. - Frank talks - Wednesday, Nov 18, 20 @ 2:04 pm:

    Agreed it’s only one day but sub 10k is good


  10. - Ok - Wednesday, Nov 18, 20 @ 2:26 pm:

    Was this a Halloween spike by chance? Or just first cold weather spike…


  11. - Ipso Facto - Wednesday, Nov 18, 20 @ 2:33 pm:

    So, what you’re saying is that this is the perfect time to open Chicago’s Public Schools.


  12. - SIU - Wednesday, Nov 18, 20 @ 3:06 pm:

    How many deaths coming out of nursing homes…?8


  13. - Thomas Paine - Wednesday, Nov 18, 20 @ 3:15 pm:

    @OK - Cases that began around halloween just started showing up this week but will not peak until the end of the month.

    Most of the state was blessed with nice weather, which meant private Halloween parties could be outside and socially distant. Honestly do not expect halloween spike to be that bad.


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