• 4th Jun, 2020

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 929 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 116 additional confirmed deaths.

    • Coles County: 1female 80s
    • Cook County: 1 female 40s, 2 males 40s, 1 female 50s, 1 male 50s, 5 females 60s, 10 males 60s, 10 females 70s, 9 males 70s, 9 females 80s, 9 males 80s, 5 females 90s, 3 males 90s, 1 female 100+
    • DeKalb County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 90s
    • DuPage County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s, 2 females 70s, 2 males 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
    • Jo Daviess County: 1 male 50s
    • Kane County: 2 males 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 100+
    • Kankakee County: 2 males 90s
    • Lake County: 2 males 50s, 2 males 60s, 2 females 70s, 3 females 80s, 4 males 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
    • LaSalle County: 2...
  • 4th Jun, 2020

    Expanded Criteria Will Allow Anyone to Get Tested, Regardless of Symptoms

    SPRINGFIELD–The State of Illinois is opening its community-based testing sites to anyone to get tested, regardless of symptoms or other criteria. As we move through the Restore Illinois plan, and into a full reopening of the state, testing will be crucial to identifying new cases and taking immediate action to prevent additional spread.

    “As we move forward, COVID-19 testing must be widely available and this is a step in that direction,” said Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) Director Alicia Tate-Nadeau. “The state-operated Community-Based Testing Sites currently have the capacity to test more than 6,000 people per day, and now there will be no restrictions to who can be tested for this potentially deadly virus.”

    No appointment,...

  • 3rd Jun, 2020

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 982 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 97additional deaths.

    • Coles County: 1 male 70s
    • Cook County: 1 male 30s, 1 female 40s, 3 males 40s, 2 females 50s, 3 males 50s, 2 females 60s, 7 males 60s, 2 females 70s, 7 males 70s, 8 females 80s, 5 males 80s, 9 females 90s, 6 males 90s
    • DeKalb County: 1 female 90s
    • DuPage County: 2 males 60s, 1 female 90s
    • Kane County: 1 male 40s, 1 female 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 2 males 80s
    • Kankakee County: 1 male 60s
    • Lake County: 1 male 40s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
    • Madison County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
    • McHenry County: 1 male 60s, 2 males 70s, 1 male 90s
    • Peoria County: 1 male...
  • 2nd Jun, 2020

    Waukegan services will relocate to accommodate IEPA Emission Testing

    SPRINGFIELD – Ten of the eleven state-managed Community Based Testing Sites will resume normal operations on Wednesday, June 3. This includes Harwood Heights, Aurora, Rockford, East St. Louis, Bloomington, South Holland, Auburn/Gresham/Chatham, Champaign, Rolling Meadows and Peoria.

    The Waukegan site will reopen on Thursday, June 4 in a new location to accommodate the restoration of vehicle emission testing at the IEPA-managed facility on Northwestern Avenue. The new location of the Waukegan Community Based Testing Site is 102 W. Water Street.

    All individuals with symptoms are encouraged to seek testing at these Community Based Testing Sites. Additional accommodations have been made for the following individuals with or without COVID-like symptoms.

    • Healthcare workers
    • First Responders...
  • 2nd Jun, 2020

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 1,614 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 113 additional deaths.

    • Cook County: 3 males 40s, 1 unknown 40s, 1 female 50s, 1 male 50s, 2 females 60s, 10 males 60s, 6 females 70s, 8 males 70s, 16 females 80s, 5 males 80s, 7 females 90s, 5 males 90s, 2 females 100+
    • DeKalb County: 1 female 90s
    • DuPage County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 male 80s, 4 males 90s
    • Hancock County: 1 female 60s
    • Kane County: 1 male 40s, 1 male 60s, 2 females 70s, 1 male 70s, 2 females 80s, 1 male 90s
    • Kankakee County: 2 males 70s
    • Lake County: 1 female 40s, 2 males 40s, 2 females 60s, 2 females 70s, 2 males 70s, 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 2 females 90s, 1 male 90s
    • LaSalle County: 1 male 90s
    • McDonough County: 1 male 80s, 1...
  • 1st Jun, 2020

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 974 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 23 additional deaths.

    • Cook County: 1 male 40s, 1 female 50s, 1 female 60s, 4 males 60s, 1 female 70s, 2 males 70s, 3 females 80s, 2 males 80s, 2 females 90s
    • DuPage County: 1 male 80s, 1 female 100+
    • Kankakee County: 3 males 80s
    • Lake County: 1 male 70s

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 121,234 cases, including 5,412 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 20,014 specimens for a total of 918,273. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from May 25–May 31 is 6%.

    *All data are provisional and will change. In order to rapidly...

  • 1st Jun, 2020

    Amaal V.E. Tokars, EdD. joins IDPH

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is announcing today its new Assistant Director, Amaal V.E. Tokars, EdD.  Most recently, Tokars was the Kendall County Health Department Executive Director since 2005 where she oversaw daily operations for the health department.  She is a Certified Public Health Administrator with expertise in adult education and experience in community engagement, culturally competent service design, planning, performance management, social change, and human services.  In her new role, Tokars will represent IDPH with external partners and serve as the primary liaison with its 97 certified local health departments. 

    “I would like to welcome Amaal Tokars to the Illinois Department of Public Health,” said IDPH Director Ngozi Ezike.  “She brings...

  • 31st May, 2020

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 1,343 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 60 additional deaths.

    • Cook County: 3 females 30s, 1 male 40s, 2 females 50s, 2 male 50s, 2 females 60s, 3 males 60s, 1 unknown 60s, 6 females 70s, 4 males 70s, 8 females 80s, 2 males 80s, 4 females 90s, 1 female 100+
    • DuPage County – 1 female 60s, 1 female 70s, 2 females 90s, 1 male 90s
    • Kane County – 1 male 50s, 1 female 90s
    • Lake County – 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
    • Madison County – 1 female 60s
    • Monroe County – 1 female 60s
    • Peoria County – 1 male 80s
    • St. Clair County – 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
    • Union County – 1 male 90s
    • Whiteside County – 1 male 90s
    • Will County – 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 80s
    • Williamson...
  • 30th May, 2020

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 1,462 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 61 additional deaths.

    • Coles County: 1 male 80s
    • Cook County: 4 males 40s, 1 female 50s, 3 males 50s, 1 unknown 50s, 1 female 60s, 4 males 60s, 1 female 70s, 6 males 70s, 5 females 80s, 2 males 80s, 5 females 90s, 1 male 90s
    • DuPage County: 1 female 60s, 2 males 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
    • Kane County: 2 males 60s, 1 female 70s, 2 males 70s, 1 female 80s
    • Kankakee County: 1 female 60s
    • Lake County: 1 male 90s
    • Madison County: 1 female 90s
    • McDonough County: 1 female 50s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
    • McHenry County: 1 male 80s
    • St. Clair County: 1 female 90s
    • Tazewell County: 1 male 70s
    • Union County: 1 female 90s
    • Will County...
  • 29th May, 2020

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 1,622 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 86 additional deaths.

    • Boone County: 1 female 70s
    • Coles County: 1 female 60s
    • Cook County: 1 male 30s, 1 female 50s, 1 male 50s, 6 females 60s, 5 males 60s, 8 females 70s, 8 males 70s, 5 females 80s, 8 males 80s, 6 females 90s, 4 males 90s
    • DuPage County: 1 female 30s, 1 male 30s, 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
    • Kane County: 1 female 70s, 2 males 80s
    • Lake County: 1 female 60s, 2 males 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
    • Madison County: 1 male 50s
    • McDonough County: 1 male 70s
    • McHenry County: 1 female 70s
    • Ogle County: 1 female 50s
    • Rock Island...

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