The total number of Covid-19 cases in Illinois now stands at 339,803 with 9,192 deaths.
The number of new cases reported on Friday is the highest in a single day since the outbreak began. On September 4, 5,358 new cases were reported, which came several days due to a test backlog.
Also set a one-day record on Thursday with 4,015 cases.
In a 24-hour period, officials said the state processed 77,489 samples for a total of 6,696,257. The seven-day positivity rate from 11 to 16 Oct is 5.2%. This is the first time in more than three months that the positivity rate has been above %%.
Cases are on the rise across the state as surgeons in several Chicago-area counties see surgeons. Will County’s test positivity rate has risen more than a two point in the last 10 days; It rose two points in McHenry County, and nearly three in Kane County.
Will County is now at the “orange alert level” for COVID-19 activity.
Other coun Alexander counties are also at the alert level, including Adams, Alexander, Boone, Case, Christian, Clay, Clinton, Crawford, Decalb, David, Jasper, Jefferson, Joe Davis, Johnson, Kane, Lee, Mann, McDonn, McDonough, , Monroe, Pike, Pulaski, Randolph, Celine, Stephenson, Union, Vermilion, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Whiteside and Winnebago.
Two or more COVID-19 risk indicators that measure the amount of COVID-19 when the county enters the warning level.
Although the reasons counties reach alert levels vary, some common factors of increase and outbreak are associated with people’s homes, weddings and funerals, bars and clubs, gatherings at university and college ledge parties as well as college sports teams, family gatherings, long-term care facilities, Cases in correctional centers, schools and mostly in the community, especially those in their 20s.
Public health officials are denouncing businesses for taking abusive measures, not social distance, gathering in large groups and not using facial expressions.
As of Friday night, 2,073 people have been hospitalized in COVID-19, with 422 patients in the ICU and 165 patients on the ventilator.
According to an analysis of state public health data, hospital admissions have increased by 20% since the beginning of October.
Chicago Public Schools released plans Friday to bring thousands of students back to school over the next few months.
Related: Chicago Teachers Union Some students may not agree to return to classroom in next quarter
The deaths reported on Saturday include:
– Bureau County: 1 male 60
– Clinton County: 1 male 70
– Cook County: 1 female 20, 1 male 50, 3 male 60, 1 female 70, 1 female 80, 3 male 80, 1 male 90
– Cumberland County: 1 female 70
– Dupage County: 1 female 40s
– Jefferson County: 1 male 80
– Kane County: 1 female 70, 1 male 80
– LaSalle County: 1 female 90s
– Marion County: 1 male 50
– Rock Island County: 1 male 70
– St. Clair County: 1 female 60
– Tazwell County: 1 male 80
– Will County: 1 female 70, 1 male 70, 2 male 80
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