Public Health Officials Announce 1,462 New Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus Disease

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 1,462 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 14 additional confirmed deaths.

  • Cook County: 1 male 30s, 1 female 40s, 2 males 50s, 1 female 60s
  • DuPage County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s
  • Kane County: 1 male 60s
  • Lake County: 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s
  • Madison County: 1 male 60s
  • McHenry County: 1 male 20s
  • Williamson County: 1 female 70s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 261,371 cases, including 8,309 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from September 6 – September 12 is 3.7%. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 46,890 specimens for a total of 4,735,866. As of last night, 1,422 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 328 patients were in the ICU and 136 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

Following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, IDPH is now reporting separately both confirmed and probable cases and deaths on its website. Reporting probable cases will help show the potential burden of COVID-19 illness and efficacy of population-based non-pharmaceutical interventions. IDPH will update these data once a week.

*All data are provisional and will change. In order to rapidly report COVID-19 information to the public, data are being reported in real-time. Information is constantly being entered into an electronic system and the number of cases and deaths can change as additional information is gathered. For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email