The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) on Friday, October 30, 2020 reported 6,943 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 36 additional deaths.
Region 10 (suburban Cook County) recorded more than 7 days of test positivity increases with the latest Test Positivity 7-Day Rolling Average report at 8.6%. The latest Daily Test Positivity rated was report at 11.0%. Region 10 reported four consecutive days of 8.0% or greater. IDPH reported 9 days of Hospital Admission Increases.
Region 11 (Chicago) recorded greater than 8 days of positivity increases with the latest Test Positivity 7-Day Rolling Avg report at 8.4%. Region 11 reported 3 consecutive days of 8.0% or greater. IDPH reported 8 days of Hospital Admission increases.
Region 9 (Lake and McHenry counties) recorded 8 days of positivity increases with the latest Test Positivity 7-Day Rolling Avg report at 9.1%. Region 9 reported 5 consecutive days of 8.0% or greater. IDPH reported 6 days of Hospital Admission increases.
Region 8 (DuPage and Kane counties) recorded 5 days of positivity increases with the latest Test Positivity 7-Day Rolling Avg report at 9.8%. Region 8 reported 11 consecutive days of 9.0% or greater. IDPH reported 9 days of Hospital Admission increases.
Region 7 (Will and Kankakee counties) recorded 8 days of positivity increases with the latest Test Positivity 7-Day Rolling Avg report at 10.5%. Region 7 reported 9 consecutive days of 9.0% or greater. IDPH reported 4 days of Hospital Admission increases.
Deaths in all counties
Adams County: 1 male 90s
Carroll County: 1 female 80s
Christian County: 1 male 50s
Cook County: 1 male 40s, 1 female 50s, 1 male 50s, 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
DuPage County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s
Fulton County: 1 male 70s
Greene County: 2 females 90s
LaSalle County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
Livingston County: 1 male 60s
Macon County: 1 female 70s
Madison County: 1 male 70s
McDonough County: 1 male 60s
Morgan County: 1 male 80s
Peoria County: 1 female 90s
Piatt County: 1 female 90s
Saline County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 90s
St. Clair County: 1 male 70s
Tazewell County: 1 male 60s
Wayne County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
White County: 1 male 80s
Will County: 2 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 2 females 90s
Winnebago County: 1 female 70s
Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 402,401 cases, including 9,711 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 95,111 specimens for a total 7,637,209. As of last night, 3,092 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 673 patients were in the ICU and 288 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.
The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from October 23 – October 29 is 7.3%. 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. On October 29, 2020, IDPH began reporting the statewide test positivity in its daily releases. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from October 23, 2020 – October 29, 2020 is 8.5%.
Case positivity and test positivity rate are both relevant and offer insight into the bigger COVID-19 picture. Case positivity helps us understand 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.
Forty-nine counties are currently reported at a warning level – Adams, Alexander, Bond, Boone, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, DeKalb, Douglas, DuPage, Effingham, Ford, Franklin, Greene, Grundy, Hamilton, Henderson, Jackson, Jo Daviess, Johnson, Kane, Kendall, Knox, Lee, Macon, Marion, McHenry, Mercer, Morgan, Ogle, Perry, Pike, Randolph, Rock Island, Saline, Sangamon, Shelby, Stephenson, Wabash, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Whiteside, Will, Williamson, and Winnebago.
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