The number of confirmed COVID cases in Will County tripled in one month. According to the Illinois Department of Public, in Will County, in the month of October, we had over 63-hundred confirmed cases but in November, there 19,435 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
We are testing more in Will County as well. The month of November saw over 114,000 tests performed. In July it was just over 40,000 tests.
While every death is a tragedy, the number of people dying from coronavirus did not increase at the same rate. In Will County in July, 339 people died of COVID, 360 in August, 382 in September, 445 in October and 539 in November.