Record High Coronavirus Deaths of 238 Included Delayed Data from Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

Illustration, created by Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Illustration, created by Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 reported 9,757 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 238 additional deaths, which is about 25 percent higher than the previous record. Regarding today’s data according to the IDPH, some data reported to IDPH is delayed from the weekends, including this past Thanksgiving holiday weekend. On May 13, 2020 the previous record high was set at 192 deaths with 1,677 new cases.

The IDPH Wednesday, December 2, 2020 report indicated 71 additional deaths in Cook County, 13 additional deaths in Lake County, 8 additional deaths in McHenry County, and 13 additional deaths in McHenry County.

In Cook County, Coronavirus deaths involved 10 people under 60 years-old. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from November 25 – December 1, 2020 is 12.5%, according to the IDPH.




According to the IDPH, Region 10 (suburban Cook County) reported 0 days of test positivity under the 12% threshold. The latest Daily Test Positivity rate was reported at 12.4%. The latest Daily Test Positivity was 13.2%. The IDPH reported 6 days of Hospital Admission Decreases.

The Medical Surgical Bed Availability was reported as 11 consecutive days above the threshold of 20% (GOOD RESULT).

ICU Bed Availability was reported as one day under the threshold of 20%, after hovering around 20% for about 5 days (BAD RESULT).

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New Deaths in All Counties

Adams County: 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
Alexander County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s
Boone County: 1 female 70s
Bureau County: 3 males 70s, 1 female 80s
Calhoun County: 1 female 60s
Clay County: 1 female 70s
Clinton County: 1 female 90s
Coles County: 1 male 90s
Cook County: 3 females 40s, 1 male 40s, 1 female 50s, 5 males 50s, 3 females 60s, 4 males 60s, 9 females 70s, 19 males 70s, 8 females 80s, 5 males 80s, 8 female 90s, 5 males 90s
Cumberland County: 1 female 80s
DuPage County: 1 male 50s, 2 males 60s, 1 female 70s, 5 males 70s, 2 males 80s, 1 female 90s,
Edgar County: 1 male 90s
Effingham County: 1 male 60s
Fayette County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s
Franklin County: 1 female 90s
Grundy County: 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
Hamilton County: 1 male 70s
Hancock County: 1 male 80s
Hardin County: 1 male 80s
Henry County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
Iroquois County: 2 males 80s
Jasper County: 1 female 60s
Jefferson County: 1 female 70s, 2 females 80s,
Jo Daviess County: 1 female 60s
Kane County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 80s, 2 males 80s, 1 male 90s, 1 male 100+
Kankakee County: 1 female 80s, 2 males 80s, 2 females 90s
Kendall County: 2 males 80s, 1 male 100+
Knox County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s
Lake County: 1 male 50s, 4 males 60s, 2 females 70s, 3 males 70s, 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
LaSalle County: 2 females 80s, 2 males 80s, 1 female 90s
Lawrence County: 1 female 70s
Lee County: 1 female 80s
Livingston County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s, 3 females 90s, 1 male 90s
Logan County: 1 female 80s
Macon County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
Macoupin County: 1 female 70s
Madison County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
Marion County: 2 females 60s, 2 females 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
Marshall County: 1 female 70s
Massac County: 1 female 80s
McHenry County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s, 3 males 80s, 1 female 90s, 2 males 90s
Menard County: 1 female 70s
Mercer County: 1 male 70s
Monroe County: 1 female 80s
Morgan County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
Moultrie County: 1 male 80s
Ogle County: 1 male 90s, 1 female 100+
Peoria County: 2 males 80s
Perry County: 1 female 70s
Pike County: 2 females 80s
Rock Island County: 2 males 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
Saline County: 1 male 70s
Sangamon County: 1 female 80s
St. Clair County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s
Tazewell County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
Vermilion County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 90s
Whiteside County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
Will County: 1 female 60s, 3 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
Winnebago County: 1 female 50s, 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 5 males 80s, 1 male 90s
Woodford County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 70s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 748,603 cases, including 12,639 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 85,507 specimens for a total 10,699,586. As of last night, 5,764 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 1,190 patients were in the ICU and 714 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from November 25 – December 1, 2020 is 10.6%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from November 25 – December 1, 2020 is 12.5%.

*All data are provisional and will change. In order to rapidly report COVID-19 information to the public, data are being reported in real-time. Information is constantly being entered into an electronic system and the number of cases and deaths can change as additional information is gathered. Information for deaths previously reported has changed, therefore, today’s numbers have been adjusted. For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email [email protected]




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