• 12th Aug, 2020

    State reports more than 42,000 tests in one day

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 1,645 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 16 additional confirmed death.

    • Cook County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s
    • DeKalb County: 1 female 70s
    • Douglas Count; 1 male 50s
    • Iroquois County: 1 female 80s
    • Jefferson County: 1 female 80s
    • Lake County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
    • LaSalle County: 1 male 80s
    • Madison County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s
    • Perry County: 1 female 90s
    • Rock Island County: 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
    • St. Clair County: 1 female 90s
    • Williamson County: 1 male 80s

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 198,593 cases, including 7,672 deaths, in 102 counties in...

  • 11th Aug, 2020

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 1,549 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 20 additional confirmed death.

    • Adams County: 1 male 90s
    • Coles County: 1 male 80s
    • Cook County: 1 male 60s, 3 males 70s, 1 female 80s
    • DuPage County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 90s
    • Franklin County: 1 female 70s
    • Jackson County: 1 female 60s
    • Kankakee County: 1 male 60s
    • Lake County: 1 male 80s
    • Livingston County: 1 female 60s
    • Logan County: 1 male 70s
    • Peoria County: 1 female 90s
    • Perry County: 1 female 90s
    • Wayne County: 1 female 70s
    • Will County: 1 female 40s, 1 male 70s

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 196,948 cases, including 7,657 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges...

  • 10th Aug, 2020

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 1,319 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 1 additional confirmed death.

    • Cumberland County: 1 female 90s

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 195,399 cases, including 7,637 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 32,353 specimens for a total of 3,106,341.  The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from August 3 – August 9 is 4.1%.  As of last night, 1,481 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 352 patients were in the ICU and 138 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

    Following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control...

  • 9th Aug, 2020

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 1,382 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 8 additional confirmed deaths.

    • Cook County: 1 female 20s, 1 female 40s, 1 male 40s, 1 male 50s, 1 female 60s, 2 males 60s
    • Pulaski County: 1 male 60s

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 194,080 cases, including 7,636 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 41,354 specimens for a total of 3,073,988.  The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from August 2 – August 8 is 4.1%.  As of last night, 1,488 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 322 patients were in the ICU and 114 patients...

  • 8th Aug, 2020

    State reports more than 48,000 tests in one day

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 2,190 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 18 additional confirmed deaths.

    • Bureau County: 1 female 80s
    • Cook County: 1 male 40s, 2 males 70s, 1 male 80s
    • DuPage County: 1 female 80s
    • Kane County: 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
    • Lake County: 1 male 60s
    • Madison County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s
    • Mercer County: 1 female 80s
    • Rock Island County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
    • St. Clair County: 1 male 60s
    • Whiteside County: 1 male 80s
    • Winnebago County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 70s

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 192,698 cases, including 7,631 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age...

  • 7th Aug, 2020

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 13 counties in Illinois are considered to be at a warning level for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). A county enters a warning level when two or more COVID-19 risk indicators that measure the amount of COVID-19 increase.

    Thirteen counties are currently reported at a warning level – Cass, Coles, Grundy, Iroquois, Jackson, Monroe, Perry, Saline, St. Clair, Tazewell, Union, Williamson, Winnebago.

    These counties saw cases or outbreaks associated with businesses, long-term care facilities, large social gatherings, and out of state travel. There have been several instances of multiple cases among family members in the same, large household. Students returning to universities and colleges are also driving the recent increase in cases in several communities. Many students are not wearing face...

  • 7th Aug, 2020

    State reports more than 46,000 tests in one day

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 2,084 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 21 additional confirmed deaths.

    • Clark County: 1 male 60s
    • Cook County: 1 male 30s, 1 male 40s, 2 males 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 2 females 80s, 2 females 90s,
    • Ford County: 1 male 80s
    • Iroquois County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s
    • Lake County: 1 female 80s
    • LaSalle County: 1 female 90s, 2 males 90s
    • Madison County: 1 male 90s
    • St. Clair...
  • 6th Aug, 2020

    State reports more than 41,000 tests in one day

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 1,953 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 21 additional confirmed deaths.

    • Bond County: 1 female 60s
    • Cook County: 1 female 30s, 2 males 70s, 2 males 80s
    • DeKalb County: 1 female 60s
    • DuPage County: 1 female 50s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
    • Gallatin County: 1 male 70s
    • Kane County: 1 male 90s
    • Knox County: 1 male 90s
    • Lake County: 1 male 90s
    • Madison County: 1 female 90s
    • Rock Island County: 1 male 80s
    • Saline County: 1 female 60s
    • Union County: 1 male 50s
    • Will County: 1 male 80s
    • Williamson County: 1 unknown 60s

    Currently, IDPH is...

  • 5th Aug, 2020

    State reports more than 46,000 tests in one day

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 1,759 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 30 additional confirmed deaths.

    • Carroll County: 1 male 80s
    • Clark County: 1 male 60s
    • Coles County: 1 female 80s
    • Cook County: 1 male 40s, 3 males 60s, 2 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
    • DuPage County: 2 females 80s
    • Gallatin County: 1 male 70s
    • Jefferson County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s
    • Kane County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 70s, 1...
  • 4th Aug, 2020

    August is National Immunization Awareness Month

    SPRINGFIELD – Although school will look different this year because of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), whether it’s remote learning, in the classroom, or a hybrid, kids should still receive their routine vaccinations.  Vaccines help protect children from diseases like chickenpox and pertussis, which remain common in the U.S.

    “While much of our focus is on COVID-19 these days, we must continue to take care of all of our health needs,” said Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike.  “Vaccines are one of the safest and most effective methods to protect children from more than a dozen vaccine-preventable diseases.  Make sure your children are fully vaccinated so they can be as healthy as possible while facing the ongoing risk of COVID-19.”

    IDPH is teaming up...

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