Illinois COVID_ new cases, new deaths_2020-10-21

COVID-19 trend

This graph shows trends in cases (the dark line) and deaths (the gold bars) in Illinois since the COVID-19 pandemic began. The two reports are at different scales but show the trajectories in each category.

Saturday, Jan. 2

Region 10 (includes H-F)

Positve test rate: 9.3% ↑
Consecutive days under 12% test positivity: 16

Consecutive days ICU beds over 20% threshold: 1

Consecutive days med/surge beds over 20% threshold: 1

(Source: IDPH. Updated Dec. 30)


Cases: 1,183
(since the pandemic began)
Deaths: 44
Case rate: 61.22 per 1,000 people
Case trend: 54 new cases last week | -2% ↓
(past 2 weeks compared to previous 2 weeks)


Cases: 551
(since the pandemic began)
Deaths: 13
Case rate: 58.22 per 1,000 people
Case trend: 19 new cases last week | -19%↓
(past 2 weeks compared to previous 2 weeks)

Source: Cook County Department of Public Health (Updated Dec. 31)

Suburban Cook County

Cases: 175,510
Deaths: 3,331

Source: Cook County Public Health (Updated Dec. 31)

Cook County

Cases: 393,652
Deaths: 8,285

Source: Johns Hopkins University & Medical Center Coronavirus Resource Center (Updated Jan.2)


New cases today: 4,762 
New deaths today: 29 
New tests today: 61,987
Positive test rate: 8.3% ↑
Total cases: 975,352
Total tests: 13,436,652
Total deaths: 16,357 
Recovery rate: 97%

(Source: IDPH. Updated Jan. 2)

Fall events

Saturday, Sept. 24

  • Homewood Fall Fest and Chili Cook-off, noon to 9 p.m. Chili tasting is open to the public for a donation from 3 to 5 p.m. Three live music performances, plus horse-drawn wagon rides, a pumpkin patch, crafts and other activities.

Saturday, Oct. 15

  • Dia de los Muertos in downtown Homewood. Details to follow.

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