Lee County up, Winnebago, Boone down in positivity rates at IDPH announces 2,166 new cases Thursday

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SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 2,166 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 25 additional confirmed deaths.

• Bond County: 1 male 70s
• Champaign County: 1 female 80s
• Christian County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s
• Cook County: 1 female 40s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 100+
• Crawford County: 1 male 70s
• DuPage County: 2 female 70s
• Fayette County: 1 female 70s
• Franklin County: 1 male 70s
• Jersey County: 1 male 80s
• Kendall County: 1 male 90s
• Lake County: 1 female 50s, 1 male 60s
• Madison County: 1 male 90s
• McHenry County: 1 male 40s
• McLean County: 1 female 70s
• St. Clair County: 1 female 70s
• Tazewell County: 2 female 80s
• Williamson County: 1 female 80s
• Winnebago County: 1 male 70s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 295,440 cases, including 8,696 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 24 – September 30 is 3.5%.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 65,615 specimens for a total of 5,690,437.  As of last night, 1,635 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 359 patients were in the ICU and 149 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.  

Region 1’s 7-day rolling positivity rate dropped from 8.4% on Wednesday to 8.2% on Thursday. The region needs 3 days of 6.5% or less to relax new mitigation restrictions which go into effect on Saturday, October 3rd.

Boone has dropped to 8.2%, while Winnebago is down to 9.5%. Lee County, however, went up to 11.2%, the highest positivity rate in the region.

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