• 30th Sep, 2020

    Public health officials warn Region 6 that additional mitigation measures could be coming

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 2,273 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 35 additional confirmed deaths.

    • Bureau County: 1 female 80s
    • Carroll County: 1 male 70s
    • Champaign County: 1 female 80s
    • Cook County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 100+
    • DeKalb County: 1 male 90s
    • DuPage County: 1 female 80s
    • Effingham County: 1 female 70s
    • Fayette County: 1 female 70s, 2 females 80
    • Greene County: 2 females 70s
    • Grundy County: 1 male 80s
    • Jackson County: 1 female 60s
    • Jersey County: 2 female 90s
    • Lake County: 1 male 70s
    • ...
  • 30th Sep, 2020

    The 3 W’s still apply – Wash your hands. Watch your distance. Wear your mask.

    SPRINGFIELD – As we head into the holiday season, starting with Halloween, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is issuing guidance to help people celebrate safely as we continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.  Guidelines include following the 3 W’s – Wash your hands. Watch your distance. Wear your mask.

    “One of the hallmarks of holidays and celebrations is gathering with friends, family and loved ones,” said IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike. “We are still in a pandemic, and unfortunately, this year, that means the safest way to celebrate is to stay home and plan virtual gatherings. That said, IDPH recognizes that some who will choose to gather together anyway, and instead of denying that reality, we are issuing guidance and recommendations for...

  • 29th Sep, 2020

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,362 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 23 additional confirmed deaths.

    • Bond County: 1 male 70s
    • Clark County: 1 female 90s
    • Clinton County: 1 male 80s
    • Cook County: 1 female 30s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
    • DuPage County: 1 female 90s
    • Jasper County: 1 male 70s
    • Madison County: 4 females 90s
    • Marion County: 1 male 80s
    • Moultrie County: 1 male 70s
    • Peoria County: 1 female 80s
    • Rock Island County: 1 female 70s
    • Whiteside County; 1 male 70s
    • Will County: 1 male 100+
    • Williamson County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s
    • Winnebago County: 2 males 70s

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 291,001 cases, including 8,637...

  • 28th Sep, 2020

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,709 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 13 additional confirmed deaths.

    • Coles County: 1 female 80s
    • Cook County: 1 male 30s, 1 female 50s, 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s, 2 males 80s
    • Crawford County: 1 male 70s
    • DeWitt County: 1 male 80s
    • Madison County: 1 female 80s
    • Marion County: 1 male 80s
    • Richland County: 1 female 90s

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 289,639 cases, including 8,614 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from September 21 – September 27 is 3.7%.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 41,142...

  • 27th Sep, 2020

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,604 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 14 additional confirmed deaths.

    • Carroll County: 1 male 80s
    • Cook County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 2 females 90s
    • DuPage County: 1 female 60s
    • Hamilton County: 1 male 60s
    • Monroe County: 1 female 80s
    • Peoria County: 1 female 80s
    • Tazewell County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 90s

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 287,930 cases, including 8,601 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from September 20 – September 26 is 3.7%.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories...

  • 26th Sep, 2020

    Over 65,000 tests reported in 24 hours

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 2,441 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 25 additional confirmed deaths.

    • \Cook County: 1 female 50s, 3 males 60s, 1 male 70s, 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
    • DuPage County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
    • Effingham County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
    • Greene County: 1 male 60s
    • Hamilton County: 1 female 90s
    • LaSalle County: 1 male 50s
    • McLean County: 1 male 80s
    • Rock Island County: 1 female 70s
    • Sangamon County: 1 female 80s
    • St. Clair County: 1 female 70s
    • Tazewell County: 1 female 80s
    • Wabash County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
    • Williamson County: 1 male 60s

    ...

  • 25th Sep, 2020

    Number of counties decreases from 24 last week

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 17 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.

    Seventeen counties are currently reported at a warning level – Bond, Boone, Cass, Christian, Clinton, Crawford, DeWitt, Fayette, Grundy, Hamilton, Macon, Menard, Peoria, Putnam, Washington, Wayne, and Winnebago.

    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 university and college parties as well as college sports teams, large gatherings and events, bars and clubs, weddings and...

  • 25th Sep, 2020

    Almost 70,000 tests reported in 24 hours

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 2,514 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 25 additional confirmed deaths.

    • Cook County: 1 male 60s, 2 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s, 1 female 100+
    • Cumberland County: 1 female 80s
    • DuPage County:  1 male 70s, 2 females 90s
    • Green County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 80s
    • Jersey County: 1 male 90s
    • Kane County: 1 male 50s
    • Menard County: 1 male 90s
    • Richland County: 1 male 80s
    • Saline County: 1 male 70s
    • St. Clair County: 1 female 70s
    • Tazewell County: 1 female 70s
    • Will County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s
    • Williamson County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
    • ...
  • 24th Sep, 2020

    More than 62,000 tests reported in 24 hours

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 2,257 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 30 additional confirmed deaths.

    • Bond County: 1 female 90s
    • Cook County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 2 females 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
    • Crawford County: 1 female 70s
    • DuPage County: 1 female 80s, 2 males 80s
    • Edgar County: 1 female 80s
    • Lake County: 1 male 70s
    • Macon County: 1 male 80s, 1 female 100+
    • Madison County: 1 male 50s, 2 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
    • McLean County: 1 female 30s, 1 female 60s
    • Rock Island County: 1 male 60s
    • St. Clair County: 1 female 70s
    • Will County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
    • ...
  • 24th Sep, 2020

    Avoid co-infection with COVID-19 and flu

    SPRINGFIELD – Every year the flu sickens millions of Americans, hospitalizes hundreds of thousands, and kills tens of thousands.  This season, in addition to flu, we are battling COVID-19.  We have already seen almost 7 million Americans confirmed with COVID-19, hundreds of thousands hospitalized, and more than 200,000 deaths. 

    “This season more than ever, it is...

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