Illinois COVID-19 To Peak In Mid-April Under Current Projections | WGLT

Illinois COVID-19 To Peak In Mid-April Under Current Projections

Mar 29, 2020

There are now 13 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in McLean County.

The McLean County Health Department released the latest tally Sunday afternoon. The new people with COVID-19 are a man in his 70s and a woman in her 30s. Both are self-isolating at home.

There has been one death and 120 negative tests in McLean County. There are 40 tests outstanding, according to the health department.

As of Sunday, there were 13 confirmed COVID-19 cases in McLean County, including one death (a woman in her 70s). About half of those people have been hospitalized. Here was their status on the day the health department announced them:

  1. male, 70s, hospitalized in good condition
  2. male, 40s
  3. male, 20s
  4. female, 70s
  5. female, 20s, self-isolating at home
  6. female, 70s, hospitalized in intensive care (underlying health conditions)
  7. male, 50s, self-isolating at home (history of international travel)
  8. female, 60s, hospitalized in good condition
  9. female, 60s, hospitalized in ICU
  10. female, 80s, hospitalized in ICU
  11. female, 70s, self-isolating at home
  12. male, 70s, self-isolating at home
  13. female, 30s, self-isolating at home

Coronavirus in McLean County

Statewide the Illinois Department of Public Health reported 1,105 new cases Sunday and an additional 18 deaths. Most of the fatalities happened in Cook and the collar counties, but one was recorded in LaSalle County and another in the Metro East area.

Bond, Knox, Menard, and Montgomery counties are now reporting cases.

During a briefing, Gov. JB Pritzker noted current projections have Illinois peaking in cases in mid-April. He said the situation continues to change rapidly.

Pritzker pointed out Illinois is averaging about 4,000 tests administered per day. In the next 10 days, the governor expects that number will rise to 10,000.

“Even though we’ve moved past the point of pure containment, it remains a priority to full build our testing abilities in part to understand the presence and spread of COVID-19 across the state,” said Pritzker.

Pritzker said the ultimate goal is to get everyone a test who needs one. He again blamed the federal government for delays in getting enough tests to states like Illinois. But he said there are positive developments, including Illinois-based Abbott Labs ramping up production on a newly approved 5-minute coronavirus test.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 4,596 cases, including 65 deaths, in 47 counties in Illinois. 

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