SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 1,466 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, including 20 additional confirmed deaths.
Cook and Peoria counties were hardest hit, with five deaths in Cook and three in Peoria — all individuals in their 60s or older.
IDPH is currently reporting a total of 264,210 cases, including 8,332 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 8 – September 14 is 3.6%. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have tested 39,031 specimens for a total of 4,810,827.
As of Monday night, 1,584 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19 and of those, 373 patients were in the ICU and 144 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.
Those interested in becoming a contact tracer in Illinois and help investigate the spread of the coronavirus can visit http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/contact-tracing.