IDPH Reports 6,363 New Coronavirus Cases with 56 Additional Deaths

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) on Thursday, October 29, 2020 reported 6,363 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 56 additional deaths.

Region 10 (suburban Cook County) recorded 7 days of test positivity increases with the latest report at 8.3%. Region 10 reported three consecutive days of 8.0% or greater. There have been 9 days of Hospital Admission Increases.




Region 11 (Chicago) recorded 8 days of positivity increases with the latest report at 8.2%. Region 11 reported 2 consecutive days of 8.0% or greater. There have been 8 days of Hospital Admission increases.

Region 9 (Lake and McHenry counties) recorded 8 days of positivity increases with the latest report at 8.7%. Region 9 reported 2 consecutive days of 8.0% or greater. There have been 5 days of Hospital Admission increases.

Region 8 (DuPage and Kane counties) recorded 9 days of positivity increases with the latest report at 9.6%. Region 8 reported 10 consecutive days of 9.0% or greater. There have been 9 days of Hospital Admission increases.

Region 7 (Will and Kankakee counties) recorded 8 days of positivity increases with the latest report at 10.1%. Region 7 reported 8 consecutive days of 9.0% or greater. There have been 4 days of Hospital Admission increases.

Deaths in all counties

Adams County: 1 male 70s
Christian County: 1 male 80s
Clark County: 1 female 80s
Clay County: 1 female 70s
Clinton County: 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
Cook County: 1 male 40s, 3 females 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 2 males 80s, 1 female 90s, 2 males 90s
DeKalb County: 1 male 80s
DuPage County; 1 female 40s, 1 female 80s
Edgar County: 1 male 70s
Ford County: 1 female 70s
Kane County: 2 males 60s, 1 female 70s
Lake County: 1 female 80s, 2 females 90s, 1 male 90s
LaSalle County: 2 females 90s
Livingston County: 1 female 70s
Macon County: 1 male 30s
Marion County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
McDonough County: 1 male 60s
Morgan County: 1 male 60s
Ogle County: 1 male 60s
Rock Island County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s
St. Clair County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 80s
Tazewell County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 90s
Wabash County: 1 male 70s
Wayne County: 1 male 90s
Will County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 2 males 80s
Winnebago County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 395,458 cases, including 9,675 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 83,056 specimens for a total 7,542,098. As of last night, 3,030 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 643 patients were in the ICU and 269 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.




The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from October 22 – October 28 is 6.9%. This is the number that IDPH has been consistently reporting in its daily releases and is calculated using total cases over total tests. Similar to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, IDPH has been using test positivity for regional mitigation metrics on its website since mid-July. Test positivity is calculated using the number of COVID-19 positive tests over total tests. Beginning October 29, 2020, IDPH is reporting the statewide test positivity in its daily releases. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from October 22, 2020 – October 28, 2020 is 8.2%.

Case positivity and test positivity rate are both relevant and offer insight into the bigger COVID-19 picture. Case positivity helps determine whether changes in the number of confirmed cases is due to more testing or due to more infections. Whereas, test positivity accounts for repeated testing and helps us understand how the virus is spreading in the population over time.




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