Coronavirus: 3 deaths and 1,283 COVID-19 cases

Henrietta Strickland
October 20, 2020

There were 107 cases reported in Galway on Saturday, the largest single day rise the county has seen in the pandemic.

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 3,113 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 22 additional deaths Monday.

Each of the three deaths reported today occurred this month.

The number of coronavirus-related deaths here stands at 1,852.

Although not listed on the county website, the Illinois Department of Public Health lists Opportunity House as a long-term care facility, and as of Monday, reported an outbreak of 15 cases.

The Kane/DuPage region hit the state's fail-safe of 8% positive in its seven-day rolling average for the second day in a row. The region's rate has not dropped below 8% since mitigations went into effect, so restrictions will remain until otherwise stated by the IDPH.

14-day moving average test positivity rate for Douglas County on October 19.

Some 68% of today's cases are under the age of 45 with the median age being 31. A further breakdown of the twenty-seven deaths indicate: three African American females, five African American males, twelve Caucasian females and seven Caucasian males. Numbers vary between state and health departments because of data lags.

Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, said: "If you have symptoms of COVID-19, if you are waiting for a test result or if you are a confirmed case, you must self-isolate for 10 days from when you first develop symptoms".

As of 2pm today 277 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 33 are in ICU. There have been 6,824,237 tests performed.

Within this region, Kane County's rolling seven-day positivity average increased from 10.7% to 10.9%.

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