Region 7 climbs to 9.6%, Illinois projected to surpass 400,000 COVID-19 cases by Nov 2nd


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BOURBONNAIS – Region 7’s climb up the top of the COVID-19 charts continued Tuesday as the region reported a rolling seven-day positivity rating of 9.6%. Tuesday marked the 20th day positivity increases across Region 7. 

The last time Region 7 saw a negative decline was October 2nd with repeated days of stagnant ratings throughout the month.

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced 4,000 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Illinois Tuesday, including 46 deaths. Among newly reported deaths included two residents of Will County.

Statewide positivity increased to 6.4% on Tuesday as the state is rapidly approaches another historical marker.  As of Tuesday, 382,985 COVID-19 cases had been reported in Illinois, including 9,568 deaths. 

From October 1st to October 27th, IDPH reported 89,711 new cases of COVID-19, averaging 3,322 newly reported cases per day in the month.  Utilizing that data, early projections show Illinois will surpass 400,000 cases and 10,000 deaths in the pandemic just before Election Day on November 2nd.

Last Saturday, Kankakee County tested 614 residents for 67 positive cases, a 10.9% daily positivity rating.  The seven-day in the County was 7.7% on Tuesday.  Neighboring Will County tested 2,280 residents last Saturday for 266 positive results, a 11.7% daily rating.  The seven-day in Will County now sits at 10% Tuesday.


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