CHICAGO, Ill. (KFVS) - Governor JB Pritzker held a briefing on Illinois' response to COVID-19 at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 29.
On Thursday, he announced COVID-19 resurgence mitigations for Region 3 will begin on November 1.
The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 6,363 new COVID-19 cases and 56 additional deaths on Thursday, October 29.
According to IDPH, at least 3,030 COVID-19 patients are currently hospitalized throughout the state. Of those, 643 patients were in the ICU and 269 patients were on ventilators.
A total of 395,458 individuals have tested positive for COVID-19 in Illinois, including 9,675 deaths.
Currently, 7,542,098 COVID-19 tests have been conducted in the state.
The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from October 22 – October 28 is 6.9 percent.