Public Health Officials Announce 7,201 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 7,201 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 157 additional deaths.

  • Adams County: 1 male 60s
  • Cass County: 1 female 70s
  • Coles County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
  • Cook County: 2 males 40s, 1 female 50s, 3 males 50s, 2 female 60s, 11 males 60s, 3 females 70s, 12 males 70s, 11 females 80s, 7 males 80s, 3 females 90s, 3 males 90s
  • DeKalb County: 1 male 70s
  • DuPage County: 1 male 40s, 1 male 60s, 4 males 70s, 3 females 80s, 4 males 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
  • Franklin County: 1 female 70s
  • Grundy County: 1 female 80s
  • Henry County: 1 male 70s
  • Jackson County: 1 female 80s
  • Jefferson County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Kane County: 1 female 40s, 1 female 50s, 2 males 50s, 1 female 60s, 2 males 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Kankakee County: 1 male 30s, 1 female 90s
  • Kendall County: 1 male 50s
  • Knox County: 1 female 60s
  • Lake County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
  • Livingston County: 1 female 30s
  • Logan County: 1 male 80s
  • Madison County: 1 female 60s, 2 males 70s, 2 males 80s
  • Marshall County: 1 male 70s
  • Mason County: 1 female 70s
  • McHenry County: 2 males 70s, 1 female 80s
  • McLean County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s, 2 females 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Mercer County: 1 female 80s
  • Montgomery County: 1 male 90s
  • Peoria County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s, 2 males 90s
  • Perry County: 1 female 90s
  • Pike County: 1 female 100+
  • Randolph County: 1 male 70s
  • Rock Island County: 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Saline County: 1 female 50s
  • Sangamon County: 2 males 90s, 1 female 100+
  • St. Clair County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Stephenson County: 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Tazewell County: 2 females 70s
  • Vermilion County: 1 female 70s
  • Warren County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s
  • Washington County: 1 female 90s
  • White County: 2 females 90s
  • Whiteside County: 1 male 70s
  • Will County: 2 males 60s, 1 female 90s
  • Winnebago County: 2 females 80s
  • Woodford County: 1 male 70s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 970,590 cases, including 16,647 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 97,222 specimens for a total 13,374,665.  As of last night, 4,093 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 837 patients were in the ICU and 496 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from December 25 – December 31, 2020 is 8.1%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from December 25 – December 31, 2020 is 9.5%

*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 dph.sick@illinois.gov.