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

Date:

Share post:

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.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Related articles

Jeep vs. Garbage Truck crash on Route 50 sends three to Hospital

KANKAKEE - Three people were hospitalized after a crash Tuesday morning involving a garbage truck. According to Illinois State Police...

Man allegedly stole nearly $2k in Meds from Peotone CVS 

PEOTONE - Police are searching for information on a man who allegedly stole nearly $2,000 worth of over the...

Christmas Light Map showcases 2022 noteworthy locations throughout Chicagoland 

CHICAGO - A Google Map featuring some of Chicagoland’s most decorated homes has emerged online just in time for...

Christmas Is Coming To Perry Farm

BOURBONNAIS — Christmas on the Farm is coming to Perry Farm next Saturday, December 3rd. The event runs 9 a.m....