• 20th Jul, 2020

    Four Cases Include Individuals Tied to Party Bus Rental Companies as Increase in Positivity Rate Threatens to Move Region Back in New Mitigation Plan

    DHS and Public Health Officials Responding to Outbreak at Chester Mental Center in Randolph County

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health is closely monitoring a rise in cases in the Metro East region, COVID-19 region 4, as the region surpasses 7 percent positivity rate as of today, July 20, fueled by 7 consecutive days of positivity rate increases. Under the plan to combat a resurgence of COVID-19 announced by Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health last week, a region will automatically move to the first tier of mitigation steps following three consecutive days averaging greater than an 8 percent positivity rate.

    Randolph and St. Clair...

  • 20th Jul, 2020

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 1,173 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 6 additional confirmed deaths.

    • Cass County – 1 female 90s
    • Cook County – 1 female 70s, 1 male 90s
    • DuPage County – 1 male 70s
    • Peoria County – 1 female 100+
    • Will County – 1 female 50s

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 162,748 cases, including 7,301 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 34,598 specimens for a total of 2,279,109.  The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from July 13 - July 19 is 3.0%.  As of last night, 1,410 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. ...

  • 19th Jul, 2020

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 965 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 6 additional confirmed deaths.

    • Cook County – 2 males 40s, 1 female 90s
    • St. Clair County – 1 male 80s
    • Will County – 1 female 40s, 1 male 70s

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 161,575 cases, including 7,295 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 32,113 specimens for a total of 2,244,511.  The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from July 12 - July 18 is 2.9%.  As of last night, 1,356 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 320 patients were in the ICU and 132 patients with...

  • 18th Jul, 2020

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 1,276 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 18 additional confirmed deaths.

    For the third consecutive day, Illinois reports over 40,000 tested specimens. Today’s reported total of 46,099 sets a record of COVID-19 tests reported in 24 hours.

    • Cook County – 1 male teens, 2 males 50s, 2 females 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 90s
    • DuPage County – 1 male 70s
    • Kane County – 1 male 70s
    • Lake County – 1 male 60s
    • McHenry County – 1 female 90s
    • Morgan County – 1 male 70s
    • Peoria County – 1 female 90s
    • St. Clair County – 1 male 70s
    • Will County – 1 male 70s

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 160,610 cases, including 7,290 deaths, in 102...

  • 17th Jul, 2020

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 1,384 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 22 additional confirmed deaths.

    Community based and mobile testing sites have increased access to COVID-19 testing throughout the state, resulting in over 40,000 specimens tested for the second consecutive day. Mobile testing sites will continue to visit counties in Illinois to ensure all residents have access to COVID-19 testing in their communities.

    • Cook County – 1 female 30s, 1 female 50s, 1 male 50s, 3 males 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 3 males 80s, 2 females 90s, 1 male 90s
    • DeKalb County – 1 female 80s
    • DuPage County – 1 male 60s, 1 female 80s
    • LaSalle County – 1 male 60s
    • McHenry County – 1 female 50s, 1 female 100+
    • St. Clair County – 1 female 50s
    • ...
  • 16th Jul, 2020

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 1,257 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 25 additional confirmed deaths.

    • Cook County – 1 male 30s, 1 male 50s, 1 female 60s, 2 females 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
    • Cumberland County – 1 female 80s
    • Effingham County – 1 female 80s
    • Kane County – 1 female 60s, 1 male 80s
    • Lake County – 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
    • McHenry County – 1 female 70s
    • Ogle County – 1 male 60s
    • St. Clair County – 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
    • Union County – 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
    • Whiteside County – 1 male 80s
    • Will County – 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s
    • Winnebago County – 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 157,950 cases, including 7,251...

  • 15th Jul, 2020

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 1,187 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 8 additional confirmed deaths.

    • Cook County – 1 male 40s, 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s
    • DuPage County – 1 male 80s
    • Kane County – 1 female 80s
    • Will County – 1 male 50s, 1 female 70s

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 156,693 cases, including 7,226 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 38,161 specimens for a total of 2,079,601.  The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from July 8–July 14 is 3.1%.  As of last night, 1,454 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of...

  • 14th Jul, 2020

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 707 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 25 additional confirmed deaths.

    • Cass County: 1 female 90s
    • Cook County: 2 males 20s, 1 male 40s, 1 female 50s, 1 male 50s, 4 males 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
    • DeKalb County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
    • DuPage County: 1 male 40s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
    • Kane County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s
    • Lake County: 1 female 70s
    • Madison County: 1 male 80s
    • McHenry County: 1 female 50s
    • St. Clair County: 1 male 60s

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 155,506 cases, including 7,218 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,...

  • 13th Jul, 2020

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 883 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 6 additional confirmed deaths.

    • Cook County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s
    • DuPage County: 1 male 80s
    • Montgomery County: 1 male 90s

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 154,799 cases, including 7,193 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 30,012 specimens for a total of 2,012,994.  The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from July 6 –July 12 is 3.0%.  As of last night, 1,362 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 334 patients were in the ICU and 136...

  • 12th Jul, 2020

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 954 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 20 additional confirmed deaths.

    • Cass County: 1 female 90s
    • Cook County: 2 females 60s, 1 male 60s, 2 females 70s, 5 males 70s, 2 females 80s, 2 females 90s
    • DuPage County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 90s
    • Morgan County: 1 male 60s
    • Will County: 1 male 60s
    • Winnebago County: 1 female 80s

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 153,916 cases, including 7,187 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 38,894 specimens for a total of 1,982,982.  The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from July 5 –July 11 is 3....

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