A DeKalb County infant is among the latest reported COVID-19 deaths in Illinois. The Illinois Department of Public Health reported more than 2-thousand new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in the state, including 20 additional deaths. After a C-D-C review, the DeKalb County Health Department confirmed Friday the death of an infant younger than one. The infant was previously reported as a positive case. The department says the child’s identity is not being released to protect the privacy of the family.
A press release from the State Department of Public Health has more information on new cases and deaths:
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today [September 18] reported 2,120 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 20 additional confirmed deaths.
• Cook County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s, 2 females 70s, 1 male 80s
• DeKalb County: 1 infant
• DuPage County: 1 male 40s
• Edgar County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s
• Franklin County: 1 male 50s
• Lake County: 1 male 80s
• McHenry County: 1 male 60s
• St. Clair County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
• Tazewell County: 1 female 30s, 1 female 80s
• Will County: 1 male 70s
• Williamson County: 1 female 80s, 2 females 90s
Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 270,327 cases, including 8,411 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from September 11 – September 17 is 3.6%. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 61,918 specimens for a total of 4,982,856. As of last night, 1,481 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 329 patients were in the ICU and 149 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.