• 3rd Jul, 2020

    Liquor Control Commission, Gaming Board Warn Businesses of Penalties, including Closure and Revocation of Licenses, if Measures Are Ignored

    Ahead of the holiday weekend, Governor JB Pritzker and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike, joined by the Illinois Restaurant Association, are urging businesses to comply with public health measures and issuing a warning to residents about the continued need to take precautions to slow the spread of COVID-19. States across the country are seeing rapid increases, including skyrocketing positivity numbers in tests. Wearing face coverings, distancing from others and practicing good hygiene are critical to reducing transmission of the virus and remaining in Phase 4.

    “The virus is not taking the holiday weekend off, and neither can we. Letting our guard down now would fly in the face of the...

  • 2nd Jul, 2020

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 869 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 36 additional confirmed deaths.

    • Cook County: 1 male 40s, 2 females 50s, 1 male 50s, 1 female 60s, 4 males 60s, 3 females 70s, 4 males 70s, 3 females 80s, 2 males 80s, 6 females 90s, 1 male 90s
    • DeKalb County: 1 male 80s
    • DuPage County: 1 female 80s
    • Kane County: 1 female 70s
    • Lake County: 2 females 70s, 1 male 70s
    • St. Clair County: 1 female 70s
    • Winnebago County: 1 female 80s

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 144,882 cases, including 6,987 deaths, in 101 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 30,262 specimens for a total of 1,666,317.  The...

  • 1st Jul, 2020

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 828 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 30 additional confirmed deaths.

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

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 144,013cases, including 6,951 deaths, in 101 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years.  Within the...

  • 30th Jun, 2020

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 724 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 23 additional confirmed deaths.

    • Bureau County: 1 male 60s
    • Cass County: 1 female 90s
    • Cook County: 1 female 40s, 1 male 40s, 1 female 50s, 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s, 2 females 70s, 2 males 70s, 2 females 90s
    • Kane County: 1 female 60s, 2 males 70s
    • Lake County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 90s
    • Rock Island County: 1 male 90s
    • St. Clair County: 1 male 80s
    • Tazewell County: 1 female 90s
    • Winnebago County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 143,185 cases, including 6,923 deaths, in 101 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories...

  • 29th Jun, 2020

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 738 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 14 additional confirmed deaths.

    • Cook County: 1 female 30s, 2 males 40s, 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s, 2 females 80s, 2 males 80s, 1 unknown 80s, 1 female 90s
    • DuPage County: 1 female 80s
    • Perry County: 1 male 50s

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 142,461 cases, including 6,902 deaths, in 101 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 26,918 specimens for a total of 1,571,896.  The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from June 22 –June 28 is 2.7%.

    For Sunday, June 28, 2020:

    • 646 new cases for a total of 141,...
  • 26th Jun, 2020

    SPRINGFIELD – Under Phase 4 of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Restore Illinois plan, swimming facilities licensed by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) can open at a maximum of 50% of capacity.  This includes swimming pools, water parks, splashpads, and beaches. 

    “There is currently no evidence that COVID-19 can spread to people through the water in pools and water playgrounds,” said IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike.  “However, the virus can still spread between people while in the pool, playing at a water park, or in a spa.  Make sure to keep your distance from other people, especially if waiting in line or sitting around the pool.”

    Swimming facilities are required to have plans that address maintaining physical distance for areas where people line up to use a water slide, lazy river, or other water features.  This can include putting up signs, having...

  • 26th Jun, 2020

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 857 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 39 additional confirmed deaths.

    • Cass County: 1 male 80s
    • Cook County: 1 male 20s, 2 females 50s, 1 male 50s, 3 females 60s, 5 males 60s, 4 females 70s, 2 males 70s, 2 females 80s, 3 males 80s, 3 females 90s, 1 male 90s
    • DuPage County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
    • Kane County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
    • Lake County: 1 female 70s
    • St. Clair County: 1 male 70s
    • Will County: 1 female 70s
    • Winnebago County: 1 male 40s

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 140,291 cases, including 6,847 deaths, in 101 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years.  Within the past...

  • 26th Jun, 2020

    Spinal Muscular Atrophy added as the 49th disorder

    SPRINGFIELD – Beginning Monday, the Illinois Department of Public Health will test every baby born in Illinois for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA).  SMA is a group of hereditary diseases that progressively destroys motor neurons—nerve cells in the brain stem and spinal cord that control essential activities such as speaking, walking, breathing, and swallowing, leading to muscle weakness and atrophy.  When there are disruptions in the signals between motor neurons and muscles, the muscles gradually weaken and begin wasting away.

    “Spinal Muscular Atrophy is a disease that robs people of physical strength, including the ability to walk, eat, or breathe,” said IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike.  “It is the number one genetic cause of death for infants.  Early diagnosis...

  • 25th Jun, 2020

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 894 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 41 additional confirmed deaths.

    • Cook County: 2 males 30s, 1 female 50s, 3 females 60s, 2 males 60s, 2 females 70s, 3 males 70s, 4 females 80s, 3 males 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s, 1 female 100+
    • DuPage County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 2 male 80s, 1 male 90s
    • Kane County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 70s
    • Lake County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 80s
    • LaSalle County: 1 male 70s
    • McHenry County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
    • Monroe County: 1 female 80s
    • St. Clair County: 1 male 40s, 1 male 80s
    • Will County: 2 females 80s
    • Winnebago County: 1 male 80s

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 139,434 cases, including 6,810 deaths, in 101 counties in...

  • 24th Jun, 2020

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 715 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 64 additional confirmed deaths.

    • Cook County: 1 male 30s, 1 male 40s, 2 females 50s, 2 males 50s, 9 females 60s, 6 males 60s, 5 females 70s, 5 males 70s, 3 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 4 females 90s
    • DuPage County: 1 female 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s
    • Grundy County: 1 female 80s
    • Jackson County: 1 female 90s
    • Kane County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 90s
    • Lake County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
    • Madison County: 1 female 90s
    • McHenry County: 1 female 70s
    • Peoria County: 1 female 80s
    • St. Clair County: 2 males 70s, 1 female 90s
    • Will County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s
    • Winnebago County: 1 male 60s, 2...

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