COVID-19 in Illinois: 2 new deaths reported in Richland County

Wabash Valley COVID-19 updates

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health on Tuesday reported 4,000 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease throughout the state, including 46 additional deaths.

Among the latest deaths were two females in their 90s from Richland County. Richland County has reported a total of 18 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 382,985 cases, including 9,568 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 20 – October 26 is 6.4%. 

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 62,074 specimens for a total 7,388,290. 

As of Monday night, 2,758 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 595 patients were in the ICU and 241 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email

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