Since the beginning of the pandemic, the number of new cases is the highest number reported in a day.
Governor JB Pritzker said at a briefing on Thursday: “We have a real problem on our hands. People’s lives are in a pending state.”
Since October 1, the statewide indicators have improved significantly. COVID-19 cases have risen by 151%, deaths have risen by 82%, positive cases have risen by 3.4%, and the number of patients receiving treatment in hospitals has risen by 73%. %, the number of patients in the ICU increased by 61%.
Governor Pritzker said he hopes the state will not start a second wave at the beginning of this year.
Governor Pritzker said: “I know that in this state, the vast majority of people want their own safety, the safety of their families, the safety of their children, the safety of their neighbors and friends.”
State health officials require people who have contracted COVID-19 to work with the tracer to help stop the spread of the virus. Currently, as the number of cases increases, the tracer becomes thinner and thinner. The local health department is working hard to increase its staff.
Dr. Engoz said: “We hear from the local health department and contact trackers every day that some people will not answer the phone. If they answer the phone, they will not give the answer to the question.” Illinois Public Health Department Director Ezike.
The doctor warned people not to attend the Halloween party this weekend. They say that as cases increase, your bubble needs to shrink.
The Illinois Department of Public Health reports that the total number of COVID-19 cases in Illinois is now 395,458, with 9,675 deaths.
Officials said that within 24 hours, the state processed 8,056 specimens, a total of 7,539,098 specimens. The 7-day positive rate from October 22 to 28 was 6.9%. The positive rate reached the highest level since May 30.
As of Wednesday night, 3,030 people in Illinois have been hospitalized due to COVID-19, including 643 in ICU and 269 on ventilators.
The deaths reported on Thursday included:
Adams County: 1 man in his 70s
-Christian County: 1 male 80s
-Clark County: 1 woman in the 1980s
-Clay County: 1 female in the 70s
-Clinton County: 1 woman in the 90s, 1 man in the 90s
-Cook County: 1 male in their 40s, 3 females in their 60s, 1 male in their 60s, 1 female in their 70s, 1 male in their 70s, 1 female in their 80s, 2 males in their 80s, and 1 female in their 90s Many years old, 2 men in their 90s
-DeKalb County: 1 male in the 80s
-DuPage County; 1 woman in her 40s and 1 woman in her 80s
-Edgar County: 1 male 70 years old
-Ford County: 1 woman in the 70s
-Kane County: 2 male 60 years old, female 1 70 years old
-Lake County: 1 female in the 80s, 2 females in the 90s, 1 male in the 90s
-LaSalle County: 2 women in the 90s
-Livingston County: 1 woman in her 70s
-Macon County: 1 male in his 30s
-Marion County: 1 man in his 70s, 1 woman in his 80s, and 1 man in his 80s
-Macdonald County: 1 male 60 years old
-Morgan County: 1 male 60 years old
-Ogle County: 1 male 60 years old
-Rock Island County: 1 man in his 70s and 1 woman in his 90s
-St. Clair County: 1 woman in her 60s and 1 woman in her 80s
-Tazewell County: 1 man in the 70s, 1 man in the 90s
-Wabash County: 1 man in his 70s
-Wayne County: 1 man in the 90s
-Wil County: 1 man in his 70s, 1 woman in his 80s, and 2 men in his 80s
-Winnebago County: 1 man in the 70s, 1 man in the 80s, 1 man in the 90s
Along with this, there are currently restrictions including bans on indoor dining in Kane, DuPage, Kankakee and Will counties and the suburbs of Cook County. Chicago will implement restrictions on Friday, while Lake and McHenry will implement restrictions on Saturday.
Governor Pritzker also announced that restrictions will begin on Sunday in District 3 of Illinois near Springfield.
Governor JB Pritzker provided the latest information on plans to help troubled businesses on Thursday.
Illinois recently announced a second round of business interruption grants, of which $220 million can be used to help small businesses, including restaurants.
The governor said that the state has allocated more than $46 million in the second round of funding.
“We have been able to help 1,200 businesses in the second round of business interruption grants and provided a total of US$46 million in funding to more than 340 communities in 79 counties across the state, of which only US$19.5 million was spent on restaurants and bars. . A round of business interruption grants-providing $49 million to more than 2,800 businesses in more than 400 towns in 78 of our 102 counties,” said Governor JB Pritzker. “This kind of support is only part of the $1 billion in economic relief provided by my Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to business owners and communities in response to this pandemic, while calling on the federal government to provide more services to Americans in every state. Because this is not a crisis, we can deal with it alone.”
For more information, please visit dceo. illinois.gov.
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