The Illinois Department of Public Health reports that the total number of COVID-19 cases in Illinois is currently 402,401, with 9,711 deaths.
Officials said that within 24 hours, the state processed a total of 95,111 specimens, for a total of 7,637,209 specimens. The number of tests performed also broke most records completed in one day.
The 7-day average test positive rate was 8.5%, an increase of 0.3 from Thursday. For the second consecutive day, the state provided a 7-day positive rate using the same calculation method used to determine regional mitigation measures. It uses a simple formula of positive test versus total test.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the number of new cases has been the highest in a single day, breaking the record of 6,363 cases set on Thursday.
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7;s COVID-19 briefing: October 30, 2020
Friday’s daily briefing ended a difficult week after the difficult month of fighting the virus, with almost every indicator heading in the wrong direction.
Governor JB Pritzker urged people to take this threat seriously.
He said: “People are dying. Period.” “We have just detected 6,900 people with the coronavirus. This is more than we have seen in the state, reaching 6,900. Our number of hospitalizations is now rising. . They are almost double what they were a few weeks ago. This is very dangerous. “This is a very dangerous moment. “
Although the state has set new daily tests to a higher level, the state is making it clear that the higher number of cases is not due to more tests. In fact, the positive rate has basically doubled in the past four weeks.
In the past 10 days, the number of hospitalizations in Chicago has increased by 55%, while the number of hospitalizations in suburban Cook County has increased by 64%. In Kane and DuPage counties, the increase was more than 70%.
Pritzker said: “This is very dangerous. This is a very dangerous time.”
Hospital capacity in the Chicago area is still at a good level, but some areas in other parts of the state still have concerns that they see hospitalization at the same level as at the peak of the first wave. The state of reduced hospitalization will only increase.
IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said: “We are entering areas that most of these hospitals have never seen before.” “We do predict that there may be a shortage in just two to four weeks.”
As France and Germany are preparing to impose a second blockade, given that 10 of the 11 areas in Illinois are relieving the situation, the Governor was asked whether he was considering another order to stay at home.
Pritzker said he is not currently considering more extensive measures.
Despite the continuous improvement of indicators, many suburbs and restaurants are still promoting Pritzker’s new COVID-19 relief restrictions, and some have even taken legal action.
“There is no doubt that the restaurants in Illinois are completely in crisis,” said Sam Toia of the Illinois Restaurant Association. “They are busy finding solutions and are having special conversations with team members, many of whom will no longer hire them this winter. Please think about it.”
But Pritzker insists that the decision to ban indoor dining is supported by data.
“Now we see these numbers popping up from the roof every day, so we intend to expand the location to expand the number of cases and the spread of this virus, and we will lift the veil. This is meaningless to me. .”
Pritzker said he hopes that the state will not make waves earlier this year.
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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.” “But unfortunately, as these trends indicate, the entire state The situation is developing in an unfavorable direction.”
The doctor warned people not to attend the Halloween party this weekend. They say that as cases increase, your bubble needs to shrink.
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As of Thursday night, 3,092 people in Illinois were hospitalized due to COVID-19, including 673 in the ICU and 288 in the ventilators.
The deaths reported on Friday included:
-Adams County: 1 male from the 90s
-Carroll County: 1 woman in the 1980s
-Christian County: 1 male 50 years old
-Cook County: 1 man in his 40s, 1 woman in his 50s, 1 man in his 50s, 1 woman in her 70s, 1 woman in her 80s, and 1 woman in her 90s
-DuPage County: 1 male 60 years old, female 1 70 years old
-Fulton County: 1 man in his 70s
-Green County: 2 women in the 90s
-LaSalle County: 1 female in the 1980s and 1 female in the 1990s
-Livingston County: 1 male 60 years old
-Macon County: 1 woman in the 70s
-Madison County: 1 man in his 70s
-Macdonald County: 1 male 60 years old
-Morgan County: 1 male 80 years old
-Peoria County: 1 female in the 90s
-Piat County: 1 female in the 90s
-Yan County: 1 female in the 70s, 1 female in the 90s
-St. Clair County: 1 man in his 70s
-Tazewell County: 1 male 60 years old
-Wayne County: 1 woman in her 80s and 1 man in her 80s
-White County: 1 male in the 1980s
-Will County: 2 males in the 70s, 1 female in the 80s, 2 females in the 90s
-Winnebago County: 1 woman in her 70s
Currently, there are bans in Kane, DuPage, Kankakee and Will counties, suburban Cook County and Chicago, including bans on indoor dining. Lake and McHenry will impose restrictions on Saturday.
Beginning on Sunday, restrictions have been imposed on District 3 of Illinois around Springfield. Eastern Illinois in District 6 will take effect on Monday.
The positive rate of the region’s seven-day rolling average for three consecutive days was 8% or higher, which exceeded the threshold for mitigation measures in the state’s “Restoration Illinois Recovery Plan.” Zone 6 includes Iroquois, Ford, DeWitt, Piatt, Champagne, Vermillion, Macon, Moultrie, Douglas, Edgar, Shelby, Coles, Cumberland, Clark , Fayette, Effingham, Jasper, Crawford, Clay, Richland and Lawrence counties.
Ezik said: “We are in a desperate situation where the entire country is in remission.” “Due to the increasing spread of the disease throughout our community, the positive rate of testing in these areas has recently increased rapidly. We need everyone to comply with community relief. Measures as well as personal and family measures so that we can quickly change our entire state.”
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