MACOMB — McDonough County reported 39 cases and one death in the latest week. A week earlier, it had reported 69 cases and zero deaths. Throughout the pandemic it has reported 8,448 cases and 104 deaths.
McDonough County's transmission rate is low, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Transmission rates for west-central Illinois counties
Low- Henry County
Low - Mercer County
Low - McDonough County
Low - Stark
Medium - Fulton
Medium - Knox County
Medium - Peoria
Medium - Warren County
Illinois reported 17,373 new cases of coronavirus in the week ending Sunday, from 17,584 the week before of the virus that causes COVID-19.
Illinois ranked 13th among the states where coronavirus was spreading the fastest on a per-person basis, a USA TODAY Network analysis of Johns Hopkins University data shows. In the latest week coronavirus cases in the United States decreased 0.6% from the week before, with 401,433 cases reported. With 3.81% of the country's population, Illinois had 4.33% of the country's cases in the last week. Across the country, 17 states had more cases in the latest week than they did in the week before.
Within Illinois, the worst weekly outbreaks on a per-person basis were in Hardin County with 393 cases per 100,000 per week; Lawrence County with 313; and Lake County with 263. The Centers for Disease Control says high levels of community transmission begin at 100 cases per 100,000 per week.
Adding the most new cases overall were Cook County, with 7,654 cases; Lake County, with 1,833 cases; and DuPage County, with 1,050. Weekly case counts rose in 20 counties from the previous week. The worst increases from the prior week's pace were in Cook, Lake and DuPage counties.
Across Illinois, cases fell in 78 counties, with the best declines in Will County, with 740 cases from 1,118 a week earlier; in Kane County, with 541 cases from 744; and in Champaign County, with 246 cases from 442. â€‹
In Illinois, 88 â€‹ people were reported dead of COVID-19 in the week ending Sunday. In the week before that, 91 people were reported dead.
A total of 3,751,275 people in Illinois have tested positive for the coronavirus since the pandemic began, and 39,624 people have died from the disease, Johns Hopkins University data shows. In the United States 96,070,980 people have tested positive and 1,056,416 people have died.
Illinois's COVID-19 hospital admissions staying flat
USA TODAY analyzed federal hospital data as of Sunday, Sept. 25. Likely COVID patients admitted in the state:
Last week: 2,837
The week before that: 2,888
Four weeks ago: 3,153
Likely COVID patients admitted in the nation:
Last week: 55,707
The week before that: 55,506
Four weeks ago: 64,244
Hospitals in 13 states reported more COVID-19 patients than a week earlier, while hospitals in 20 states had more COVID-19 patients in intensive-care beds. Hospitals in 25 states admitted more COVID-19 patients in the latest week than a week prior, the USA TODAY analysis of U.S. Health and Human Services data shows.
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This article originally appeared on The McDonough County Voice: McDonough County reported 39 additional COVID-19 cases this week