October 20, 2020
Total Tested: 4342
DeWitt: 1474 – 1450 Not Detected, 0 Pending, 19 Recovered, 5 Positive. Currently Hospitalized: 0, Total Hospitalizations: 1
Piatt: 2868 – 2838 Not Detected, 0 Pending, 21 Recovered, 9 Positive. Currently Hospitalized: 0, Total Hospitalizations: 0
No new cases in either county yesterday.
Update and changes from the CDC released this week:
If you think or know you had COVID-19, and you had symptoms, you can be with others after
- At least 10 days since symptoms first appeared and
- At least 24 hours with no fever without fever-reducing medication and ***
- Symptoms have improved
***previously it was at least 72 hours with no fever.
Public Health Officials Announce 1,624 New Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus Disease
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 1,624 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 20 additional confirmed deaths.
- Boone County: 1 male 80s
- Cook County: 1 male 30s, 2 male 40s, 4 females 50s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 100+
- Douglas County: 1 male 80s
- DuPage County: 2 males 60s
- Kane County: 1 male 70s
- Lake County: 2 males 70s, 1 male 80s
- McHenry County: 1 female 80s
- Will County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s
Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 166,925 cases, including 7,367 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 39,706 specimens for a total of 2,388,193. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from July 16 –July 22 is 3.4%. As of last night, 1,473 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 309 patients were in the ICU and 135 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.