• 4th Sep, 2020

    Data processing system slowdown fixed – 149,273 specimens reported

    SPRINGFIELD – Earlier this week, a slowdown in data processing within Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) systems affected the reporting of tests due to the large volume of testing occurring in Illinois.  All available resources were deployed to improve the data systems, which are now fixed, and the backlog created by the slowdown has been cleared.  Two system upgrades were put in place and the systems now have significantly faster processing capacity.  Although the slowdown did delay the reporting of some additional aggregate numbers, it did not affect the reporting of positive or negative results to individuals in any way.

    IDPH today announced 5,368 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 29 additional confirmed deaths...

  • 3rd Sep, 2020

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 1,360 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 25 additional confirmed deaths.

    • Alexander County: 1 male 60s
    • Coles County: 1 male 80s
    • Cook County: 1 female 60s, 2 males 60s, 1 female 70s, 2 males 80s, 1 female 90s
    • Edgar County: 1 female 80s
    • Kane County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 80s
    • Kendall County: 1 male 50s
    • Lake County: 1 female 70s
    • LaSalle County: 1 male 80s
    • Macon County: 1 female 70s
    • Madison County: 2 males 70s, 1 female 90s
    • Montgomery County: 1 male 60s
    • Peoria County: 1 male 90s
    • Rock Island County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s
    • St. Clair County: 1 male 50s

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 240,003 cases, including...

  • 2nd Sep, 2020

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 2,128 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 27 additional confirmed deaths.

    • Adams County: 1 male 80s
    • Christian County: 1 female 90s
    • Cook County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 70s, 3 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 2 males 80s
    • Crawford County: 1 male 70s
    • DuPage County: 1 male 60s, 2 males 80s
    • Ford County: 1 male 70s
    • Jefferson County: 1 female 80s
    • Kane County: 1 female 80s
    • Lake County: 1 male 70s
    • LaSalle County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 90s
    • Macoupin County: 1 female 80s
    • Montgomery County: 1 male 90s
    • Perry County: 1 female 80s
    • Rock Island County: 1 female 90s
    • St. Clair County: 2 females 80s
    • Williamson County: 1 female 90s

    ...

  • 1st Sep, 2020

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 1,492 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 39 additional confirmed deaths.

    • Adams County: 1 male 80s
    • Bureau County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
    • Christian County: 1 female 80s
    • Coles County: 1 male 70s
    • Cook County: 1 female 30s, 2 females 70s, 4 males 70s, 1 female 80s
    • DeKalb County: 1 female 90s
    • DuPage County: 1 female 80s
    • Jackson County: 1 male 60s
    • Kane County: 1 male 80s
    • Lake County: 1 female 80s
    • LaSalle County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
    • Macon County: 1 male 70s
    • Macoupin County: 1 female 70s
    • Madison County: 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
    • Mercer County: 1 male 90s
    • Morgan County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
    • ...
  • 31st Aug, 2020

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 1,668 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 7 additional confirmed deaths.

    • Bureau County: 1 male 40s
    • Cook County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
    • Lake County: 1 female 70s
    • Perry County: 1 male 90s

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 235,023 cases, including 8,026 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 47,379 specimens for a total of 4,064,161.  The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from August 24 – August 30 is 4.1%.  As of last night, 1,492 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 347...

  • 30th Aug, 2020

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 1,992 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 11 additional confirmed deaths.

    • Bureau County: 1 male 70s
    • Cook County: 1 female 30s, 2 females 50s, 1 female 60s, 2 males 60s, 2 females 70s
    • Lake County: 1 female 80s
    • Madison County: 1 female 70s

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 233,355 cases, including 8,019 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 43,693 specimens for a total of 4,016,782.  The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from August 23 – August 29 is 4.2%.  As of last night, 1,472 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with...

  • 29th Aug, 2020

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 1,880 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 11 additional confirmed deaths.

    “Today is a solemn day in Illinois as we’ve now lost 8,000 lives to COVID-19,” said Governor JB Pritzker. “As we mourn the family, friends and neighbors who have been taken too soon, let’s do our part to prevent more senseless tragedy. Wear a mask. Watch your distance. Wash your hands. Every action counts.”

    • Cook County: 1 male 60s
    • Jackson County: 1 male 70s
    • Jersey County: 1 female 70s
    • Lake County: 1 male 90s
    • Madison County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 90s
    • McHenry County: 1 male 50s
    • Moultrie County: 1 male 70s
    • Richland County: 1 male 80s
    • Rock Island County: 1 male 60s
    • Will County: 1 male 60s
    • ...
  • 28th Aug, 2020

    CHICAGO – In preparation for the 2020 elections, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has issued guidance to protect the safety and health of voters as they cast ballots at polling locations throughout the state during early voting and Election Day.   The “COVID-19 Guidance for Election Polling Places” guidance can be found here

    “Voting is a right and a privilege,” said IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike.  “While the safest way to cast a ballot this year is voting by mail, we are and will continue to take the necessary steps to ensure that Illinoisans can exercise their right to vote in person, in the safest possible environments during this COVID-19 pandemic.” 

    In accordance with the guidance, all local election authorities will be required to develop written COVID-19 prevention plans for all polling...

  • 28th Aug, 2020

    Number of counties increases by 10

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 30 counties in Illinois are considered to be at a warning level for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).  A county enters a warning level when two or more COVID-19 risk indicators that measure the amount of COVID-19 increase.

    Thirty counties are currently reported at a warning level – Bureau, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Cook,  Cumberland, Effingham, Fayette, Greene, Grundy, Henderson, Henry, Jasper, Jersey, Jo Daviess, Johnson, Madison, Monroe, Morgan, Perry, Pike, Randolph, Sangamon, Shelby, St. Clair, Union, Warren, White, Will, and Williamson.

    Although the reasons for counties reaching a warning level varies, some of the common factors for an increase in cases and outbreaks are associated with weddings, large...

  • 28th Aug, 2020

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 2,149 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 20 additional confirmed deaths.

    • Cook County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 2 male 80s
    • DeKalb County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
    • Douglas County: 1 male 90s
    • Greene County: 1 female 70s
    • Iroquois County: 1 female 80s
    • Jefferson County: 1 female 90s
    • Jersey County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s
    • Lake County: 1 male 20s
    • Richland County: 1 male 90s
    • Rock Island County: 1 male 80s
    • Union County: 1 male 50s
    • Will County: 1 female 70s
    • Williamson County: 1 female 70s

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 229,483 cases, including 7,997 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases...

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