Public Health Officials Announce 2,905 New Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus Disease

More than 66,000 tests reported in 24 hours

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 2,905 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 31 additional confirmed deaths.

  • Christian County: 1 male 70s
  • Cook County: 1 female 40s, 2 males 40s, 1 male 70s, 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
  • DuPage County: 1 female 70s
  • Fayette County: 2 males 70s
  • Jefferson County: 1 female 70s
  • Jersey County: 1 female 80s
  • Kane County: 1 male 60s
  • Knox County: 1 male 80s
  • Lake County: 1 female 50s, 2 females 90s
  • LaSalle County: 1 male 80s
  • Marion County: 1 female 80s
  • Monroe County: 1 male 80s
  • Richland County: 1 male 90s
  • Rock Island County: 1 female 90s
  • Tazewell County: 1 female 80s
  • Union County: 1 male 70s
  • Will County: 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
  • Winnebago County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 90s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 316,423 cases, including 8,975 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 3 – October 9 is 4.0%. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 66,256 specimens for a total of 6,243,635. As of last night, 1,807 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 406 patients were in the ICU and 166 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