As of Thursday night, 4,090 coronavirus patients were being treated in Illinois hospitals, including 786 in intensive care, and 339 patients on ventilators. It’s the first time Illinois has surpassed 4,000 hospitalizations since May 20.
IDPH said 75 counties and the city of Chicago are now at warning level for a resurgence of the virus. The “warning level” list includes: Adams, Alexander, Bond, Boone, Bureau, Calhoun, Carroll, Chicago, Christian, Clay, Clinton, Coles, Cook, Crawford, Cumberland, DeKalb, Douglas, DuPage, Effingham, Franklin, Fulton, Gallatin, Greene, Grundy, Hamilton, Hancock, Iroquois, Jackson, Jasper, Jersey, Jo Daviess, Johnson, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Knox, Lake, LaSalle, Lee, Livingston, Logan, Macon, Madison, Marion, Mason, Massac, McHenry, Mercer, Monroe, Morgan, Moultrie, Ogle, Peoria, Perry, Pike, Pulaski, Putnam, Randolph, Rock Island, Saline, Sangamon, Scott, Shelby, St. Clair, Stephenson, Tazewell, Vermilion, Wabash, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Whiteside, Will, Williamson, Winnebago, and Woodford.
Chicago alone is now averaging 1,400 new coronavirus cases a day. Over the summer, there were only 184 on average.