• 28th Jun, 2021

    Secondary outbreak now connected with previously reported youth camp outbreak in central Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is now reporting 85 teens and adult staff at a summer youth camp held in mid-June in central Illinois tested positive for COVID-19.  One unvaccinated, young adult was hospitalized.  Although all campers and staff were eligible for vaccination, IDPH is aware of only a handful of campers and staff receiving the vaccine.  The camp was not checking vaccination status and masking was not required while indoors.  IDPH is reminding people about the importance of vaccination, including youth, as the Delta variant and other variants continue to spread.

    “The majority of the 85 COVID-19 cases associated with the youth camp are among teens,” said IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike.  “The perceived risk to...

  • 25th Jun, 2021

    Almost 71% of Illinois adults have received at least one vaccine dose and more than 54% are fully vaccinated

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,744 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 66 additional deaths since reporting last Friday, June 18, 2021.  Almost 71% of Illinois adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and more than 54% of Illinois adults are fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,390,432 cases, including 23,199 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. Since reporting on Friday, June 18, 2021, laboratories have reported 276,760 specimens for a total of 25,634,328.  As of...

  • 18th Jun, 2021

    70% of Illinois adults have received at least one vaccine dose and over 53% are fully vaccinated

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 928 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 65 additional deaths since reporting on Monday, June 14, 2021.  70% of Illinois adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and over 53% of Illinois adults are fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,388,688 cases, including 23,133 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. Since reporting on Monday, June 14, 2021, laboratories have reported 171,685 specimens for a total of 25,357,568.  As of last night, 492 individuals...

  • 16th Jun, 2021

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has confirmed the first mosquitoes to test positive for West Nile virus in Illinois for 2021.  The North Shore Mosquito Abatement District collected a positive mosquito batch on June 9, 2021 from Skokie, Illinois in Cook County.  No human cases of West Nile virus have been reported so far this year.

    “We are starting to see West Nile virus make its annual appearance,” said Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike.  “Remember to take precautions to protect yourself from mosquitoes and the viruses they carry by wearing insect repellent and getting rid of standing water around your home.”  

    Monitoring for West Nile virus in Illinois includes laboratory tests for mosquito batches, dead crows, blue jays, robins and other perching birds, as well as testing sick horses and humans with West...

  • 14th Jun, 2021

    Almost 69% of Illinois adults have received at least one vaccine dose and 52% are fully vaccinated

    COVID-19 news releases move to once a week on Fridays, data to be updated on IDPH website Monday through Friday

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 165 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 9 additional deaths.  Beginning this week, IDPH will be issuing a news release once a week on Fridays, with data on the website to continue to be updated Monday through Friday.

    Almost 69% of Illinois adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and 52% of Illinois adults are fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    • Boone County: 1 male 50s
    • Cook County: 1 male 50s, 2...
  • 13th Jun, 2021

    More than 69% of Illinois adults have received at least one vaccine dose and 52% are fully vaccinated

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 298 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 11 additional deaths.  In addition, more than 69% of Illinois adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and 52% of Illinois adults are fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    • Cook County: 1 female 20s, 1 female 50s, 1 male 50s 1 female 70s
    • Greene County: 1 male 40s
    • Knox County: 1 female 90s
    • Lake County: 1 male 60s
    • Tazewell County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s
    • Vermilion County: 1 female 90s
    • Will County: 1 male 80s

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of...

  • 12th Jun, 2021

    Almost 69% of Illinois adults have received at least one vaccine dose and 52% are fully vaccinated

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 268 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 15 additional deaths.  In addition, almost 69% of Illinois adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and 52% of Illinois adults are fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    • Cook County: 3 females 50s, 2 males 50s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 2 females 90s
    • Kane County: 1 male 60s
    • Kankakee County: 1 male 70s
    • Lake County: 1 male 60s
    • LaSalle County: 1 female 80s
    • Logan County: 1 female 70s
    • Will County: 1 male 70s

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,387,...

  • 11th Jun, 2021

    Almost 69% of Illinois adults have received at least one vaccine dose and 52% are fully vaccinated

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 401 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 22 additional deaths.  In addition, almost 69% of Illinois adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and 52% of Illinois adults are fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    • Cook County: 1 male 30s, 2 females 50s, 1 male 50s, 1 female 60s, 2 males 60s, 2 females 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 90s
    • DuPage County: 2 males 50s, 1 female 80s
    • Jefferson County: 1 male 80s
    • Kane County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 90s
    • Kankakee County: 1 male 80s
    • Lawrence County: 2 females 80s
    • Livingston...
  • 10th Jun, 2021

    More than 68% of Illinois adults have received at least one vaccine dose and 51% are fully vaccinated

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 366 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 18 additional deaths.  In addition, more than 68% of Illinois adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and more than 51% of Illinois adults are fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    • Cook County: 1 male 50s, 2 females 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
    • DuPage County: 1 male 40s, 1 female 60s, 1 male 80s
    • Franklin County: 1 male 50s
    • Grundy County: 1 male 50s
    • Macon County: 1 male 90s
    • Peoria County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 80s
    • Rock Island County:  1 female...
  • 9th Jun, 2021

    Testing currently available for middle schools, high schools, and community colleges

    SPRINGFIELD – To help ensure schools can more safely resume in-person learning, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced it is expanding access to no-cost and low-cost COVID-19 testing to elementary schools across Illinois.  Schools can choose to utilize the saliva-based covidSHIELD test developed by the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). The covidSHIELD test can quickly detect the virus that causes COVID-19, and its variants, including among people who do not have symptoms.

    “As we move ever closer to returning to how we lived pre-pandemic, it is critically important that we identify cases of COVID-19 as quickly as possible to help prevent outbreaks, which could ultimately lead to new surges,” said IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike...

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