Public Health Officials Announce 4,062 New Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus Disease

More than 72,000 COVID-19 tests reported in past 24 hours in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 4,062 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 24 additional deaths.

  • Cook County: 1 male 20s, 1 male 40s, 1 male 60s, 4 females 70s, 3 females 80s, 2 males 80s
  • Fayette County: 2 females 70s
  • Ford County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • Lake County: 1 female 90s
  • Macon County: 1 female 80s
  • Macoupin County: 1 male 40s
  • Monroe County: 1 female 80s
  • St. Clair County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 90s
  • Whiteside County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 80s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 374,256 cases, including 9,505 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 October 18 – October 24 is 6.1%.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 72,097 specimens for a total 7,268,952.  As of last night, 2,605 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 565 patients were in the ICU and 214 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

*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 deaths previously reported has changed, therefore, today’s numbers have been adjusted.  For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email