1400 COVID Cases in Illinois, 20 New Deaths on Tuesday

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health on Tuesday said 20 additional people died from COVID-19 related complications in the past 24 hours.  Nearly 2/3 of the deaths came from downstate, a change from earlier in the pandemic in which the vast majority of deaths came from Chicago and surrounding suburbs.  The state said that 1,466 additional people were reported to be positive for the virus since Monday afternoon out of 39,000 tests administered.  So far, 264,000 Illinoisans have officially come down with the virus, though scientists say they project the actual infections could be between three to ten times higher due to people who have mild or no symptoms or perhaps didn’t get tested.

 

The 20 deaths on Tuesday include:

• Christian County: 1 male 90s
• Cook County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
• DuPage County: 1 female 80s
• Jasper County: 1 male 70s
• Jersey County: 1 female 90s
• Kane County: 1 female 80s
• Kankakee County: 1 male 70s
• Macon County: 1 male 80s
• Madison County: 1 male 70s
• Ogle County: 1 female 70s
• Peoria County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 90s
• Randolph County: 1 male 80s
• Rock Island County: 1 female 80s
• Stark County: 1 female 80s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 264,210 cases, including 8,332 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 September 8 – September 14 is 3.6%.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 39,031 specimens for a total of 4,810,827.  As of last night, 1,584 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 373 patients were in the ICU and 144 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.