Public Health Officials Announce Record 6,161 New Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus Disease on October 24, 2020

City of Chicago Daily Test Positivity Rate Increase from 6.9% to 7.9%

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) on Saturday, October 24, 2020 reported 6,161 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 63 additional deaths.

The suburban Cook County Region 10 Test Positivity 7-Day Rolling Average increased from 7.3% to 7.5%, October 20-21, 2020. However the daily test positivity rate decreased from 8.1% to 7.9%, October 20-21, 2020.

The City of Chicago Region 10 Test Positivity 7-Day Rolling Average increased from 7.0% to 7.3%, October 20-21, 2020.
The daily test positivity rate increased from 6.9% to 7.9%, October 20-21, 2020.

DuPage-Kane Region 8, which has mitigation in effect, Test Positivity 7-Day Rolling Average decreased from 9.4% to 9.3%.

DuPage County Test Positivity 7-Day Rolling Average maintained a level of 8.1%.

Kane County Test Positivity 7-Day Rolling Average decreased from 11.9% to 11.7%.

Will-Kankakee Region 7, which has mitigation in effect, Test Positivity 7-Day Rolling Average increased from 9.2% to 9.3%.

Will County Test Positivity 7-Day Rolling Average increased from 9.5% to 9.7%.

Kankakee County Test Positivity 7-Day Rolling Average increased from 7.8% to 7.9%.

COVID-19 Deaths Reported Oct. 24, 2020

Adams County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
Carroll County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
Clark County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 80s, 2 females 90s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
Coles County: 1 female 90s
Cook County: 1 female 40s, 1 female 60s, 2 males 60s, 2 females 70s, 4 males 70s, 2 females 80s, 2 male 80s, 2 females 90s, 1 male 90s
DeWitt County: 1 male 80s
Douglas County: 1 male 90s
DuPage County: 2 males 60s
Edgar County: 2 males 80s
Ford County: 1 male 90s
Franklin County: 1 male 80s
Jefferson County: 2 males 90s
Kane County: 1 male 90s
Kankakee County: 1 male 40s
Kendall County: 1 female 80s
Lake County: 1 male 90s
Marion County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
McDonough County: 2 females 60s, 1 male 60s
Monroe County: 1 female 90s
Montgomery County: 1 female 90s
Peoria County: 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
Pike County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
St. Clair County: 1 male 90s
Stark County: 1 female 40s
Tazewell County: 1 female 80s, 2 females 90s
Washington County: 1 male 70s
Will County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 80s
Winnebago County: 1 female 80s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 370,194 cases, including 9,481 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 17 – October 23 is 6.1%. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 83,517 specimens for a total of 7,196,855. As of last night, 2,616 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 560 patients were in the ICU and 222 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

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