Public Health Officials Announce 2,727 New Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus Disease

More than 64,000 tests reported in 24 hours

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 2,727 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 9 additional confirmed deaths.

  • Cook County: 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
  • DuPage County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 90s
  • Fayette County: 1 female 90s
  • McLean County: 1 female 60s
  • Tazewell County: 1 female 80s
  • Warren County: 1 male 70s
  • Will County: 1 female 50s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 319,150 cases, including 8,984 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 4 – October 10 is 4.2%. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 64,047 specimens for a total of 6,307,682. As of last night, 1,776 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 388 patients were in the ICU and 159 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 dph.sick@illinois.gov.