IDPH reports nine deaths, 2,727 new COVID-19 cases


SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced Sunday 2,727 new cases of coronavirus were confirmed, in addition to nine fatalities.

A press release from IDPH listed the following deaths in several Illinois counties:

  • Cook County: A woman and a man in their 90s.
  • DuPage County: Two women, one in her 70s and one in her 90s.
  • Fayette County: A woman in her 90s.
  • McLean County: A woman in her 60s.
  • Tazewell County: A woman in her 80s.
  • Warren County: A man in his 70s.
  • Will County: A woman in her 50s.

IDPH has reported a total of 319,150 positive cases, as well as 8,984 deaths since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The initial seven-day positivity was 4.2% from Oct. 4 – Oct. 10. Over the past 24 hours, laboratories tested 64,047 specimens for a total of 6,307,682. 

As of Saturday night, 1,776 people were hospitalized with the virus in Illinois. Of those, 388 were in intensive care units and 159 were on ventilators.   

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