The Madison County Health Department on Monday reported two additional COVID-19 deaths, a woman in her 90s and a man in his 70s. The department also reported 55 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease.
The department's running total during the pandemic is 6,491 cases, 3,153 active cases, 149 deaths, and 3,338 released cases. More information is available on the COVID-19 dashboard. The health department's Facebook page also offers an age-based breakdown of new cases.
Long-term care facilities data, updated weekly on Fridays, can be found at this Illinois Department of Public Health link: https://loom.ly/Zzbm3IU.
The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 2,862 new confirmed cases and 49 additional confirmed deaths.
IDPH is reporting a total of 327,605 cases, including 9,074 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 Oct. 7-13 is 4.6 percent. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 52,669 specimens for a total of 6,463,923. As of Tuesday night, 1,974 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 390 patients were in the ICU and 153 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.
Starting Thursday, IDPH will begin including both molecular and antigen tests in the number of statewide total tests performed in Illinois. Previously, because of the limited number of antigen tests and limited information about antigen test accuracy, antigen tests were not included in the total number (which comprised less than 1 percent of total tests performed). Antigen tests, like BinaxNOW, are now becoming more readily available, therefore, IDPH will include both molecular and antigen tests in its total number of tests starting Oct. 15.
Following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, IDPH is now reporting separately 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. Information for a death previously reported has changed, therefore, Wednesday’s numbers have been adjusted. For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.