Illinois reports highest daily number of COVID-19 cases – 4,015

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Reported deaths highest number in almost four months

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 4,015 new positive cases and 53 additional deaths on Thursday.

The new cases is the highest single-day number reported during the pandemic in Illinois. Even though 5,368 new cases were reported on September 4, it was not an accurate single-day total. Rather it was an accumulation of cases that had not been reported in the prior days due to a slowdown in data processing.

The number of deaths is the highest since June 24 when 63 were reported.

Illinois now has a total of 331,620 positive cases and 9,127 deaths due to COVID-19.

In the past 24 hours, 67,086 tests were processed for a single-day positivity rate of 6.0%. Overall, Illinois has processed 6,531,009 tests for an overall positivity rate of 5.1%.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity rate for October 8 through October 14 is 4.9%.

As of last night, 1,932 patients were in the hospital with COVID-19, with 388 in the ICU and 147 on ventilators.

To get more statistics about COVID-19 in Illinois, visit the Illinois Department of Public Health website.

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