Public Health Officials Announce 1,453 New Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus Disease

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,453 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 17 additional confirmed deaths.

  • Cook County: 1 female 30s, 1 female 50s, 1 male 50s, 2 males 60s, 4 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
  • DeKalb County: 1 female 70s
  • DuPage County: 1 male 70s
  • Monroe County: 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Will County: 1 male 70s
  • Williamson County: 1 male 60s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 301,541 cases, including 8,791 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 September 27 – October 3 is 3.3%. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 51,656 specimens for a total of 5,886,418. As of last night, 1,521 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 384 patients were in the ICU and 140 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. For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email