COVID-19 in Illinois: 3 new deaths reported in Clark County, 1 in Richland County

Wabash Valley COVID-19 updates

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) – The Illinois Department of Public Health on Tuesday reported 3,714 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 41 additional deaths.

Three new deaths were reported in Clark County: a female in her 70s, a female in her 80s and a male in his 90s. The death of a male in his 80s from Richland County was also reported Tuesday.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 350,875 cases, including 9,277 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 13 – October 19 is 5.5%. 

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 59,077 specimens for a total of 6,883,314. 

As of Monday night, 2,261 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 489 patients were in the ICU and 195 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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