October 20, 2020
DeWitt/Piatt Testing Update:
7/17/2020 Total Tested: 3753
DeWitt: 1321--- 1298 Not Detected, 2 Pending, 16 Recovered, 5 Positive--> Currently Hospitalized 0, Total Hospitalizations 1
Piatt: 2432--- 2404 Not Detected, 4 Pending, 20 Recovered, 4 Positive--> Currently Hospitalized 0, Total Hospitalizations 0
We are receiving notice now of calls to area food services of individuals posing as Health Department officials threatening to fine workers $1000 for not wearing a mask while on duty. Posing as an enforcement official is a criminal act. Please be wary of these calls.
Public Health Officials Announce 1,384 New Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus Disease, Second Consecutive Day of over 40,000 Tests Reported in Illinois
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 1,384 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 22 additional confirmed deaths.
Community based and mobile testing sites have increased access to COVID-19 testing throughout the state, resulting in over 40,000 specimens tested for the second consecutive day. Mobile testing sites will continue to visit counties in Illinois to ensure all residents have access to COVID-19 testing in their communities.
· Cook County – 1 female 30s, 1 female 50s, 1 male 50s, 3 males 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 3 males 80s, 2 females 90s, 1 male 90s
· DeKalb County – 1 female 80s
· DuPage County – 1 male 60s, 1 female 80s
· LaSalle County – 1 male 60s
· McHenry County – 1 female 50s, 1 female 100+
· St. Clair County – 1 female 50s
· Woodford County – 1 male 60s
Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 159,334 cases, including 7,272 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 43,692 specimens for a total of 2,166,299. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from July 10–July 16 is 3.0%. As of last night, 1,431 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 309 patients were in the ICU and 128 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.
Following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, IDPH is now reporting both confirmed and probable cases and deaths on its website. Reporting probable cases will help show the potential burden of COVID-19 illness and efficacy of population-based non-pharmaceutical interventions. IDPH will update these data once a week.
*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. For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email email@example.com.
New graphs have been released to help explain the week by week progression of the disease:
The graphs show case numbers stabilizing yet progressing slowly along an upward trend, while deaths continue to decline overall. The CDC has reported as well that, “the percentage of deaths attributed to pneumonia, influenza or COVID-19 (PIC) decreased from 8.1% during week 27 to 6.4% during week 28, representing the twelfth consecutive week during which a declining percentage of deaths due to PIC has been recorded.”