• 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...

  • 4th Aug, 2020

    State reports more than 42,000 tests in one day

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 1,471 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 19 additional confirmed deaths.

    • Adams County: 1 male 70s
    • Cook County: 1 teen, 1 female 50s, 1 unknown 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
    • DuPage County: 2 males 80s, 1 male 90s
    • Iroquois County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 80s
    • Mercer County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
    • Morgan County: 1 male 90s
    • Rock Island County: 1 female 70s
    • Will County: 1 male 80s
    • Winnebago County: 2 female 90s

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 184,712 cases, including 7,545 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older...

  • 3rd Aug, 2020

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 1,298 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 10 additional confirmed deaths.

    • Adams County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s
    • Cook County: 1 male 40s, 1 female 50s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 90s
    • LaSalle County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
    • Peoria County: 1 female 70s
    • Winnebago County: 1 male 80s

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 183,241 cases, including 7,526 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 28,475 specimens for a total of 2,806,797.  The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from July 27 –August 2 is 4.0%  As of last night, 1,418 people in Illinois...

  • 2nd Aug, 2020

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 1,467 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 14 additional confirmed deaths.

    • Adams County: 1 female 90s
    • Cook County: 1 female 60s, 2 males 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 90s
    • Kane County: 1 male 60s
    • Madison County: 1 male 70s
    • McHenry County: 1 male 50s
    • Montgomery County: 1 female 90s
    • Rock Island County: 1 male 90s
    • Winnebago County: 2 females 80s

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 181,943 cases, including 7,517 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 38,945 specimens for a total of 2,778,322.  The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases...

  • 1st Aug, 2020

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 1,639 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 8 additional confirmed deaths.

    • Cook County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
    • Kane County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
    • McHenry County: 1 female 70s
    • St. Clair County: 1 male 70s

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 180,476 cases, including 7,503 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 39,809 specimens for a total of 2,739,377.  The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from July 25 –July 31 is 3.9%.  As of last night, 1,347 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. ...

  • 31st Jul, 2020

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is responding to a test processing delay involving tests conducted at certain state-run sites and sent to Reditus Labs. Processing of up to 3,800 tests conducted at state community-based or mobile testing sites for COVID-19 testing between July 12-24, 2020 have been delayed beyond the appropriate laboratory testing and reporting window.

    Community-based and mobile testing that may have been impacted include sites in Aurora, Bloomington, East St. Louis, Peoria, Rockford, Rolling Meadows, and South Holland. While the vast majority of the more than 450,000 tests done at these state sites and sites across Illinois during the July 12-24 time period have already received their results, IDPH recommends individuals who have not yet received their results visit a free state-run testing location to have another specimen...

  • 31st Jul, 2020

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 11 counties in Illinois are considered to be at a warning level for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).  A county enters a warning level when it experiences an increase in two or more COVID-19 risk indicators from the state’s COVID-19 Resurgence Mitigation plan.  

    Eleven counties are currently at a warning level – Cass, Gallatin, Jackson, Jo Daviess, Johnson, Perry, Randolph, Saline, Sangamon, St. Clair, and White.

    These counties saw outbreaks associated with business operations and activities posing higher risk for disease spread, including school graduation ceremonies, a rise in cases among late teens and 20s, parties and social gatherings, people going to bars, long-term care outbreaks, clusters of cases associated with restaurants and churches, and big sports events including soccer,...

  • 31st Jul, 2020

    State hits more than 49,000 tests in one day

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 1,941 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 21 additional confirmed deaths.

    • Cook County: 1 female 40s, 1 male 50s, 3 females 60s, 1 female 70s, 2 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 2 males 80s, 3 males 90s
    • DeKalb County: 1 female 80s
    • DuPage County: 1 male 70s
    • Kane County: 1 male 40s, 1 female 70s
    • Kendall County: 1 female 50s
    • St. Clair County: 1 female 80s
    • Will County: 1 female 90s

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 178,837 cases, including 7,495 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 49,782 specimens for...

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