• 17th Jan, 2021

    Region 2 Moves into Tier 1 Mitigation -Limited Indoor Dining

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced Region 2, North Central Illinois (Bureau, Fulton, Grundy, Henderson, Henry, Kendall, Knox, LaSalle, Livingston, Marshall, McDonough, McLean, Mercer, Peoria, Putnam, Rock Island, Stark, Tazewell, Warren, Woodford), has met the metrics to move out of Tier 2 mitigations and into Tier 1 mitigations, which will allow limited indoor dining.

    IDPH today reported 4,162 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 29 additional deaths.

    • Cook County: 1 female 40s, 1 male 40s, 1 female 50s, 2 males 50s, 1 female 60s, 3 males 60s, 5 males 70s, 5 females 80s, 2 males 80s, 2 females 90s, 1 male 90s
    • DuPage County: 1 female 70s
    • Madison County: 1 male 80s...
  • 16th Jan, 2021

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced Region 5, southern Illinois (Alexander, Edwards, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Marion, Massac, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, Union, Wabash, Wayne, White, Williamson), has met the metrics to move out of Tier 2 mitigations and into Tier 1 mitigations, which will allow limited indoor dining.

    “I am excited to see southern Illinois move into Tier 1 mitigations and I encourage them to continue to practice personal protective actions so they can get back to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan,” said IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike.  “This should serve as motivation for other regions.  However, I do want to caution that moving back through tiers does not mean abandoning your mask or attending large events and gatherings.  We must continue to watch our distance and wear...

  • 16th Jan, 2021

    471,157 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Illinois for a 24,506 7-day rolling average

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 5,343 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 130 additional deaths.

    • Adams County: 1 male 70s
    • Bureau County: 1 female 80s
    • Carroll County: 1 female 80s
    • Champaign County: 1 male 70s
    • Christian County: 1 male 50s
    • Clay County: 1 female over 100
    • Coles County: 1 female 90s
    • Cook County: 1 male 20s, 1 female 30s, 1 male 40s, 1 female 50s, 2 males 50s, 3 females 60s, 4 males 60s, 3 females 70s, 6 males 70s, 5 females 80s, 7 males 80s, 8 females 90s, 1 male 90s
    • Crawford County: 1 male 70s
    • DeKalb County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 70s
    • DeWitt County: 1...
  • 15th Jan, 2021

    CHICAGO – The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced the first case in Illinois of the SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.7 first identified in the United Kingdom. The case was identified by the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine through sequencing analysis of a specimen from bio-banked samples of COVID-19 positive tests.

    The new strain was first identified in the United States about two weeks ago in Colorado and has since been identified in several other states. Evidence suggests that this variant can spread more easily than most currently-circulating strains of COVID-19, but there is no evidence that the new strain affects the sensitivity of diagnostic tests or that it causes more severe illness or increased risk of death. In addition, data suggest current vaccines will be effective and safe in providing...

  • 15th Jan, 2021

    447,348 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Illinois for a 27,125 7-day rolling average

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 6,642 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 123 additional deaths.

    • Adams County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s, 1 female 100+
    • Champaign County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s
    • Christian County: 1 male 50s
    • Coles County: 1 male 80s
    • Cook County: 1 male 30s, 1 female 50s, 2 males 50s, 3 females 60s, 6 males 60s, 3 females 70s, 4 males 70s, 7 females 80s, 10 males 80s, 3 females 90s, 6 males 90s
    • DeKalb County:  1 male 80s
    • DuPage County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s, 2 females 90s
    • Edwards County: 1 female 70s
    • Franklin County: 1 male 80s
    • Henderson...
  • 14th Jan, 2021

    414,296 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 6,652 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 88 additional deaths.

    • Adams County: 1 male 70s, 2 males 80s, 3 females 90s
    • Bond County: 1 male 80s
    • Bureau County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
    • Clark County: 1 female 70s
    • Cook County: 1 male 50s, 3 females 60s, 1 male 60s, 4 females 70s, 2 males 70s, 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
    • DeWitt County: 1 female 70s
    • Douglas County: 1 male 90s
    • DuPage County: 1 male 60s, 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
    • Edgar County: 1 male 70s
    • Effingham County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 90s
    • Franklin County: 1 male 70s
    • Fulton...
  • 13th Jan, 2021

    384,658 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 5,862 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 97 additional deaths.

    • Bond County: 1 female 90s
    • Boone County: 1 male 50s
    • Christian County: 1 female 80s
    • Clinton County: 1 female 80s
    • Cook County: 1 male 40s, 1 male 50s, 3 females 60s, 5 males 60s, 4 females 70s, 4 males 70s, 3 females 80s, 4 males 80, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
    • DuPage County: 1 female 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 3 males 80s, 1 female 90s
    • Hamilton County: 1 male 70s
    • Iroquois County: 1 male 80s
    • Jefferson County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s
    • Jersey County: 1 male 70s
    • Knox County: 1 female 70s
    • Lake County:...
  • 12th Jan, 2021

    Illinois Averages 24,200 Vaccines Administered Daily for Past Seven Days

    SPRINGFIELD – Beginning today, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is now reporting coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination data on its website, with data to be updated daily and additional data to be provided as available.  It is important to note that vaccine distribution figures are reported in real time, while vaccine administration figures are reported with as much as a 72-hour lag.

    As of last night, 638,150 doses of vaccine were delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago.  In addition, approximately 231,475 doses have been allocated to the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities.  This brings the total Illinois doses to 869,625.  IDPH is currently reporting a total of 353,791 vaccines administered,...

  • 12th Jan, 2021

    Director urges people to be vaccinated when they are eligible

    SPRINGFIELD – Today, Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike received her coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination at the Cook County Health’s North Riverside Health Center in Riverside.  Partnering with the Cook County Department of Public Health and Cook County Health, Dr. Ezike received her first dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

    “I waited to let my physician colleagues and other health care personnel receive the vaccine first because they have a higher risk than me of being exposed to COVID-19,” said Dr. Ezike.  “But I want to show people, and not just tell them, that I trust this vaccine and I want them to have confidence in the vaccine so they will get vaccinated when they are eligible. 

    “I am taking this vaccine for my husband who gave me the scare...

  • 12th Jan, 2021

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 6,642 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 117 additional deaths.

    • Adams County: 1 male 80s
    • Champaign County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 90s
    • Clark County: 1 female 80s
    • Coles County: 1 male 60s
    • Cook County: 1 male 40s, 1 female 50s, 1 female 60s, 5 males 60s, 3 females 70s, 3 males 70s, 2 females 80s, 4 males 80s, 1 female 90s
    • Cumberland County: 1 female 70s
    • DeKalb County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s
    • DuPage County: 1 female 30s, 1 female 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 2 females 90
    • Fayette County: 1 female 80s
    • Ford County: 1 female 80s
    • Franklin County: 1 female 90s
    • Hamilton County: 1 female 90s
    • Henderson County: 1 male 80s
    • Henry County...

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