Public Health Officials Announce 4,942 New Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus Disease

More than 7 million COVID-19 tests reporting in Illinois

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 4,942 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 44 additional deaths.

  • Carroll County: 1 female 90s
  • Christian County: 1 male 90s
  • Clay County: 1 female 70s
  • Cook County: 1 male 40s, 1 male 50s, 3 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 2 females 90s, 1 male 90s
  • DeWitt County: 1 male 70s
  • DuPage County: 1 male 40s, 1 female 80s
  • Effingham County: 1 male 90s
  • Jefferson County: 1 male 80s
  • Kane County: 1 female 70s
  • Knox County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
  • LaSalle County: 1 female 80s
  • Marion County: 1 female 90s
  • McDonough County: 1 male 70s
  • Peoria County: 1 female 90s
  • Randolph County: 1 female 80s
  • Richland County: 1 male 80s
  • Sangamon County: 1 female 80s
  • Shelby County: 1 male 70s
  • St. Clair County: 1 male 90s
  • Tazewell County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s
  • Wayne County: 1 male 80s
  • White County: 1 female 80s
  • Winnebago County: 1 female 50s, 1 male 50s, 2 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 3 males 80s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 360,159 cases, including 9,387 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 15 – October 21 is 5.7%. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 80,977 specimens for a total of 7,031,082. As of last night, 2,463 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 525 patients were in the ICU and 212 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 dph.sick@illinois.gov.