Illinois COVID 19 update today: IL reports 11,378 new coronavirus cases, 155 deaths


CHICAGO (WLS) – Illinois public health officials reported 11,378 new, confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, along with 155 deaths.

In Illinois, the number of cases is currently 685,467, for a total of 11,832 deaths.

During the 24-hour period, officials said the state processed 114,233 copies. A total of 10,104,537 test specimens have been tested since the start of the Illinois pandemic.

The preliminary seven-day, nationwide test positivity from November 18 to November 24 was 12.2%.

On Tuesday night, 6,133 people were reported in Illinois who were hospitalized with COVID-19. Of these, 1,208 patients were in the intensive care unit with COVID-19 and 679 patients on a ventilator.

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Officials once again asked people to stay home on Thanksgiving and hold the holidays in the household, saying the future course of the epidemic could depend on what we are all doing this week.

“This crisis may end in a few months,” said Governor JB Pritzker. “Every day we take action to prevent the spread, we get one day closer to the widespread use of vaccines, losing fewer lives on the go.”

On the eve of Thanksgiving, more than 6,100 people in hospitals in Illinois are fighting COVID-19 – a number that has remained essentially unchanged in recent days.

In the past seven days, 818 people have died in Illinois. It lasts for a week in mid-May on the deadliest seven-day stretch at the time of the pandemic.

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Illinois also reached an important milestone on Wednesday, completing 10 million full tests, more than a million in the last 10 days. A lot of people are being tested before the holiday and the demand is expected to be very high after the weekend.

Officials say if you oppose the guidance and decide to travel to Thanksgiving Day and look for mixed households, it’s worth testing.

“Most people on the seventh day show a positive test if they want to. That’s why we want people to wait at least a week. Obviously, if you have any symptoms before that, please test immediately,” said Dr. Ngozi Ezike, Illinois Department of Public Health.

Hospital care continues to be a concern as several counties in our county reach the 20% alert threshold for hospital beds.

Officials said they would pay close attention to the numbers after the holiday. The increase in cases about two weeks ago may be a sign of a significant spread during Thanksgiving.

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The deaths reported on Wednesday include:
– Adams County: 2 men 80 years old
– Boone County: 2 men 70 years old, 1 woman 80 years old
– Bureau County: 1 woman 70 years old, 1 woman 80 years old, 1 man 80 years old
– Champaign County: 1 woman 80 years old, 1 man 80 years old
– Clay County: 1 woman is 60 years old, 1 man is 70 years old
– County Clinton: 2 women 80 years old, 1 man 80 years old
Online – Cook county: 2 years old 50 years old, 3 years old 60 years old, 6 years old 60 years old, 1 years old 60 years old, 1 woman 70 years old, 4 years old 70 years old, 3 years old 80 years old, 2 years old 80 years old, 4 years old
– Crawford County: 1 woman 80 years old
– County Cumberland: 1 man 80 years old
– DeKalb County: 1 woman 60 years old
– DeWitt County: 1 man 70 years old, 1 woman 90 years old
– DuPage county: 4 men 70 years old, 1 woman 80 years old, 1 man 80 years old, 1 woman 90 years old
– Effingham County: 1 woman 70 years old, 1 woman 80 years old
– Greene County: 1 man in his 70s

– Grundy County: 1 man 60 years old
– Jackson County: 1 man 80 years old
– Jasper County: 1 female 90s
– Kane County: 1 woman 30 years old, 1 man 30 years old, 1 man 80 years old, 1 man 90 years old
Online – dating service – Kankakee County: 1 woman 30 years old, 1 woman 50 years old, 1 woman 70 years old, 1 man 70 years old, 1 woman 80 years old, 1 man 90 years old
– Knox County: 1 woman 40 years old, 1 man 70 years old
– Lake County: 1 man 40 years old, 2 women 80 years old, 1 man 80 years old, 4 women 90 years old
– LaSalle: 1 man 70 years old, 1 man 80 years old
– Lee County: 1 woman 100+
– Livingston County: 1 man 80 years old
Online – Macon county: 2 women 70 years old, 2 men 70 years old, 2 women 80 years old, 3 men 80 years old, 1 man 90 years old
– Madison County: 1 man 70 years old, 2 men 80 years old, 1 woman 90 years old, 1 man 90 years old
– Marion County: 1 man 80 years old, 1 woman 90 years old
– Mason County: 1 woman 90, 1 woman 100+
– McHenry County: 1 man 40 years old, 1 woman 80 years old, 1 man 80 years old
– McLean County: 1 man 70 years old, 1 woman 80 years old
– Ogle county: 1 woman 60 years old, 2 men 80 years old
– Peoria county: 1 woman 70 years old, 1 woman 80 years old, 2 men 80 years old, 1 woman 90 years old
– Perry County: 1 female 90s
– Csuka county: 2 women 80 years old, 1 woman 90 years old
– Rock Island County: 1 woman 70 years old, 2 women 80 years old, 1 man 80 years old

– County Saline: 2 men 80 years old
– Sangamon county: 1 woman 50 years old, 1 woman 80 years old, 1 man 90 years old
– Shelby County: 1 female 90s
– St. Clair County: 1 man in 90s
– Tazewell County: 1 woman 70 years old, 1 woman 80 years old, 1 man 90 years old
– Vermilion County: 1 man 60 years old, 1 man 80 years old
– Wayne County: 1 man 50 years old
– Whiteside County: 1 man 40 years old, 1 woman 70 years old, 1 man 70 years old
Online – Will county: 3 women 70 years old, 1 man 70 years old, 1 woman 80 years old, 2 men 80 years old, 1 man 90 years old, 3 women 100+
– Williamson County: 2 men 80 years old
– County Winnebago: 1 woman 70 years old, 2 men 70 years old, 1 man 90 years old

State-run test facilities will be closed at THanksgiving. The DuPage County Department of Health examination sites will also be closed at Thanksgiving and the next day.

Governor JB Pritzker and his team practically kept COVID-19’s Monday daily briefing. He said he remains concerned that people traveling during the Thanksgiving celebration may recover in new cases.

Dr. Ezike has expressed concern about the steady increase in COVID-19 cases – and not just the declining number of beds available, but also the staff capable of caring for patients.

“Thanksgiving hasn’t happened yet. People can still change their plans and change the outcome,” said Dr. Ngozi Ezike, director of the Illinois Department of Public Health. “We don’t have to hold super-scattering events at home across the state and across the country and then bring them back. Please rethink your plans and see if we can get involved in solving infections instead of part of the plan. Increase them.”

Governor Pritzker worked at his golden coastal mansion on Monday. Because he has asked anyone in the state to work from home if possible to slow the spread of the virus, his staff is doing just that this week.

There are also concerns about growing fraud in Illinois’s unemployment claims, with officials warning people to be very careful about monitoring their credit information.

The chief executive of the Illinois Department of Occupational Safety and Health added that if you have not yet applied for benefits but received a credit card in the mail, it is a sure sign of fraud.

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