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Public Health Officials Announce 4,342 New Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus Disease. New deaths in Fulton, Hancock, Knox and McDonough Counties

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today 10/21/20 reported 4,342 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 69 additional deaths.

• Christian County: 1 female 80s
• Clark County: 1 male 90s
• Clay County: 1 male 80s
• Clinton County: 1 male 80s
• Cook County: 2 females 60s, 2 males 60s, 2 males 70s, 3 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s, 2 males 90s
• DuPage County: 1 male 30s, 1 female 40s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s
• Fayette County: 1 male 80s
• Ford County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 90s
• Franklin County: 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
• Fulton County: 1 male 90s
• Hancock County: 1 male 60s
• Jackson County: 1 male 70s
• Kane County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 80s
• Kendall County: 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
• Knox County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 90s
• Lake County: 1 female 70s
• Macon County:1 female 90s
• Madison County: 1 male 80s
• Marion County: 2 males 70s, 1 male 80s
• McDonough County: 1 female 80s
• Peoria County: 1 female 40s, 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s
• Richland County: 1 male 80s
• Saline County: 2 females 80s
• Sangamon County: 1 male 80s
• Shelby County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 70s
• St. Clair County: 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
• Vermilion County: 1 female 70s
• Whiteside County: 2 male 80s, 1 female 90s
• Will County: 1 female 50s, 1 male 80s
• Williamson County: 1 female 90s
• Winnebago County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 female 100+
• Woodford County: 2 females 90s, 1 male 90s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 355,217 cases, including 9,345 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 14 – October 20 is 5.7%.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 66,791 specimens for a total of 6,950,105.  As of last night, 2,338 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 502 patients were in the ICU and 194 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 a death 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 dph.sick@illinois.gov.

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