COVID-19 Cases in Illinois

Kendy Anderson, Reporter

COVID-19 cases in Illinois are going up everyday. In Illinois on September 28 there were 1,604 new cases. Of these 1,000 cases, there were 14 deaths all over the state. The total number of cases now are 287,930 and 8,601 deaths. As of last Saturday night, September 26 1,486 people were hospitalized with the virus. With 350 patients in the ICU, 144 of those cases were put on ventilators. Officials said that over a 24 hour period, the state processed 50,822 people, meaning they had been tested. As of September 28, 5,479,510 have been tested for the Coronavirus. The seven day positivity rate From September 20 to September 26 is 3.7%. The 14 deaths on September 28 are as follows: Carroll County: 1 male 80s- Cook County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 2 females 90s. – DuPage County: 1 female 60s- Hamilton County: 1 male 60s- Monroe County: 1 female 80s- Peoria County: 1 female 80s- Tazewell County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 90s. 

The Chicago Digital Team from ABC 7 said, “Student-athletes and their parents said Sunday they are filing a class-action lawsuit regarding the cancellation of fall sports this week. In the suit, they plan to seek a temporary restraining order against the state’s order to cancel fall sports.” Some people are agreeing with this statement, some are not. With COVID still going around all over the world, most school organizers and administration think it is best to take the proper precautions all the time. They suggest to wear a mask, wash hands, and practice safe social distancing.