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Illinois breaks daily COVID-19 case total, adds 38 deaths

As of Thursday night, 2,016 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.
Illinois Coronavirus Cover Picture
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Published: Oct. 16, 2020 at 12:31 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 16, 2020 at 12:41 PM CDT
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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WIFR) - The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 4,554 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, including 38 additional confirmed deaths on Friday.

The deaths reported Friday include:

• Christian County: 1 female 80′s, 1 female 90′s

• Clay County: 1 female 50′s, 1 female 80′s

• Cook County: 1 female 40′s, 3 male 50′s, 1 female 70′s, 2 females 80′s, 1 male 80′s

• DuPage County: 1 male 70′s, 1 female 90′s

• Fayette County: 1 male 80′s

• Ford County: 1 female 80′s, 1 male 90′s

• Jefferson County: 1 male 60′s, 1 female 90′s

• JoDaviess County: 1 male 80′s, 1 male 90′s

• Lake County: 1 male 70′s, 1 female 90′s

• Lawrence County: 1 male 70′s

• Madison County: 1 male 60′s, 1 male 70′s

• McHenry County: 1 female 60′s

• Ogle County: 1 male 70′s

• Richland County: 1 female 70′s, 1 female 90′s

• Rock Island County: 1 male 60′s

• Sangamon County: 1 female 80′s

• St. Clair County: 1 male 70′s, 1 male 80′s

• Wayne County: 1 male 90′s

• Will County: 1 male 80′s, 1 female 90′s

• Williamson County: 1 male 70′s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 336,174 cases, including 9,165 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 9 – October 15 is 5.1 percent.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 87,759 specimens for a total of 6,618,768. As of Thursday night, 2,016 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 410 patients were in the ICU and 151 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

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