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16 Oct
10/16 COVID-19 in Illinois thread begins here.

4,554 new cases, 87,759 tests run.

5.18% positivity rate for this batch. (was 5.98% yesterday)

State's 7-day rolling avg. positivity rate increases again to: 5.1%
New single-day state records today:

4,554 new cases is a single-day record, breaking the old record of 4,015, which was set yesterday.

87,759 tests run in a single day. Smashes the single-day record by about 15,000, as @IDPH now adds in Antigen testing.
38 new deaths announced.

⬆️ 2,016 COVID patients in the hospital. Most since June 12.

⬆️ 410 patients in the ICU. Most since June 22.

⬆️ 151 patients on ventilators.
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15 Oct
10/15 COVID-19 in Illinois thread begins here.

4,015 new cases, 67,086 tests run.

5.98% positivity rate for this batch. (was 5.43% yesterday)

State's 7-day rolling avg. positivity rate increases again to: 4.9%
4,015 new cases is a single-day record, breaking the old record of 4,014, which was set on May 12.

The pandemic in Illinois in full, this is cases.

(Yes there is a 5,368 day in there from September, that was a backlog being filled, 3 days of data there).
Illinois is not the only state setting records, or adding in Antigen test data.

Minnesota just set a new single-day one for deaths. startribune.com/minn-reports-h…
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14 Oct
10/14 COVID-19 in Illinois thread begins here.

2,862 new cases, 52,669 tests run.

5.43% positivity rate for this batch. (was 5.09% yesterday)

State's 7-day rolling avg. positivity rate increases again to: 4.6%
.@GovPritzker is giving a news conference right now too, will tweet anything interesting that comes out of it.

Pritzker says he has one message for regions with increasing positivity rates.

"Mask up."
49 new deaths announced. Highest number of deaths in one day since June 24.

⬆️(x2) 1,974 COVID patients in the hospital, highest number since June 12.

⬇️ 390 patients in the ICU.

⬇️ 153 patients on ventilators.
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5 Jul
7/5 COVID-19 in Illinois thread begins here.

A heads up that some testing sites were closed yesterday. Numbers could be wonky.

27,235 tests performed in the past 24 hours, 639 new cases.

Positive rate: 2.34% (was 2.54 yesterday)

7-day average remains: 2.6%
Only 6 COVID-19 deaths announced in Illinois.

That is the fewest since March 25 (3 deaths that day)
COVID hospital admissions % change in past 28 days:

Northeast: -59%
North Central: -56%
Central: +13% (was -5 yesterday)
Southern: -65%

Central Region back to being marked "stable" by IDPH.
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