• 27th Aug, 2020

    Administration has Increased Testing Capacity to Average of 50,000 a Day

    SPRINGFIELD – Following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recent announcement on changes regarding COVID-19 testing protocols, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reminding all Illinois residents of the importance of getting tested, including after close contact with someone who has tested positive.  The Pritzker administration’s strategy to combat COVID-19 across Illinois has always relied on increased testing.  IDPH state labs were the first labs outside of the CDC to test successfully for COVID-19 early in the state’s pandemic response. Since March, Illinois has tested more than 3.8 million COVID-19 specimens and has expanded testing to areas in the northern, central, and southern parts of the state.

    “In the face of...

  • 27th Aug, 2020

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 1,707 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 24 additional confirmed deaths.

    • Cook County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 4 males 80s, 1 female 90s
    • DuPage County: 1 male 70s
    • Hancock County: 1 female 80s
    • Jefferson County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 90s
    • Lake County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
    • LaSalle County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 100+
    • Madison County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
    • St. Clair County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 60s
    • Whiteside County: 1 female 70s
    • Will County: 1 male 60s
    • Winnebago County: 1 male 70s  

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 227,334 cases, including 7,977 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from...

  • 26th Aug, 2020

    State reports more than 50,000 tests in one day

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 2,157 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 37 additional confirmed deaths.

    • Bureau County: 1 male 90s
    • Cook County: 1 female under 20, 1 female 70s, 2 males 70s, 4 females 80s, 1 male 90s
    • DuPage County: 1 male 70s
    • Kane County: 2 males 70s, 2 females 90s
    • Lake County: 1 male 50s
    • LaSalle County: 1 female 80s
    • Livingston County: 1 female 80s
    • Macon County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 70s
    • Morgan County: 1 female 80s
    • Peoria County: 1 female 90s
    • Perry County: 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
    • Pope County: 1 female 60s
    • Rock Island County: 1 female 60s, 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 1...
  • 25th Aug, 2020

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 1,680 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 29 additional confirmed deaths.

    • Cook County: 1 male 50s, 3 males 70s, 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s
    • DuPage County: 1 female 80s
    • Jersey County: 1 female 90s
    • Lake County: 2 males 60s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
    • LaSalle County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 100+
    • Madison County: 1 female 80s
    • Massac County: 1 male 70s
    • Peoria County: 1 male 80s
    • Rock Island County: 1 male 40s
    • Saline County: 1 female 70s
    • Shelby County: 1 female 70s
    • Vermilion County: 1 male 80s
    • Williamson County: 1 female 90s
    • Winnebago County: 1 female 20s, 1 male 50s, 2 males 60s, 1 male 70s

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a...

  • 25th Aug, 2020

    DCEO Resurgence Mitigations for Region 7

    Region 7 has exceeded IDPH criteria that trigger additional mitigations to combat a resurgence of COVID-19 and prevent uncontrollable spread. As detailed in the July 15 Restore Illinois resurgence plan, new mitigations will be applied if a region’s positivity rate averages greater than or equal to 8 percent for three consecutive days, as it has in Region 7 from August 22 to 24, 2020. Region 7 includes Will and Kankakee counties.

    Effective August 26, Region 7 will operate under these new mitigation requirements:

    Setting

    Mitigation Measure

    Bars
    • All bars close at 11:00pm
    • No indoor...
  • 24th Aug, 2020

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 1,612 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 8 additional confirmed deaths.

    • Cook County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 80s
    • DuPage County: 1 male 70s
    • Iroquois County: 1 female 80s
    • Kane County: 1 male 50s
    • Monroe County: 1 female 70s
    • Winnebago County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 221,790 cases, including 7,888 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 36,155 specimens for a total of 3,740,191.  The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from August 17 – August 23 is 4.2%.  As of last night, 1,529 people in Illinois...

  • 23rd Aug, 2020

    State reports more than 54,000 tests in one day

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 1,893 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 6 additional confirmed deaths.

    • Cook County: 1 female 40s, 1 male 40s, 1 female 50s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
    • Iroquois County: 1 male 60s

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 220,178 cases, including 7,880 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 54,351 specimens for a total of 3,704,036.  The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from August 16 – August 22 is 4.2%.  As of last night, 1,449 people in Illinois were reported to be in the...

  • 22nd Aug, 2020

    State reports more than 56,000 tests in one day

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 2,356 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 17 additional confirmed deaths.

    • Cook County: 1 female 20s, 1 male 30s, 1 male 40s, 2 females 60s, 2 males 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
    • Douglas County: 1 male 80s
    • Iroquois County: 1 female 80s
    • Kane County: 1 male 50s
    • Madison County: 1 male 60s
    • Sangamon County: 1 female 80s
    • Winnebago County: 1 male 90s

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 218,285 cases, including 7,874 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 56...

  • 21st Aug, 2020

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 20 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.

    Twenty counties are currently reported at a warning level – Bureau, Cass, Clay, Clinton, Franklin, Greene, Grundy, Hancock, Henderson, Jefferson, Logan, Madison, Monroe, Moultrie, Randolph, St. Clair, Union, White, Will, and Williamson.

    These counties saw ​cases or outbreaks associated with weddings, businesses, neighborhood gatherings, parties, long-term care facilities and other congregate settings, travel to neighboring states, bars, sports camps, and spread among members of the same household who are not isolating at home.  Cases connected to schools are also...

  • 21st Aug, 2020

    Independent Consultant Hired to Recommend Agency Best Practices and Former U.S. Attorney Hired to Review Prior Long-Term Care Investigations

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is announcing a top to bottom, independent review of its Bureau of Long-Term Care in the Office of Health Care Regulation, in response to a delay in the investigation of abuse and neglect complaints during the COVID-19 pandemic. Manatt Health Strategies, LLC, has been hired to conduct a top to bottom review of the division, with a focus on recommending best practices to ensure proper licensure and oversight activities by the Bureau of Long-Term Care. IDPH has also hired a former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, A. Courtney Cox, to take a closer look at specific investigations IDPH conducted into complaints made...

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