• 30th Apr, 2021

    May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month

    SPRINGFIELD – As Lyme Disease Awareness Month begins, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reminding people to take precautions against tick bites to prevent contracting diseases they may carry, like Lyme disease.  Other tickborne diseases include Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Tularemia, Ehrlichiosis, and Babesiosis.  

    To avoid tick bites, residents should diligently check themselves, their pets, and help children with a tick check after spending time in areas where ticks live, such as in and near wooded areas, tall grass, and brush.  Removing ticks within a 24-hour period reduces the risk of potential disease transmission.  

    Some tips for healthy outdoor time:

    • Learn about tick removal and symptom awareness (...
  • 30th Apr, 2021

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 3,207 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 33 additional deaths.

    • Christian County: 1 female 80s
    • Cook County: 1 male 40s, 1 female 50s, 2 males 50s, 1 female 60s, 2 males 60s, 1 female 70s, 2 males 80s,
    • DeKalb County: 1 female 50s
    • DuPage County: 1 male 50s 1 male 60s, 1 male 80s
    • Kane County: 1 female 40s
    • Kankakee County: 1 female 80s
    • Lake County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 80s
    • LaSalle County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 90s
    • Lee County: 1 male 60s
    • McDonough County: 1 male 60s
    • McHenry County: 1 male 60s
    • Peoria County: 1 female 60s
    • Tazewell County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s
    • Will County: 1 male 90s
    • Williamson County: 1 female 80s...
  • 29th Apr, 2021

    Report shows Black women more likely to die from medical causes and white women more likely to die from mental health causes

    SPRINGFIELD – Today the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) released the second edition of the Illinois Maternal Morbidity and Mortality Report, covering deaths occurring in 2016-2017.  Among a number of other findings, the report found that Black women continue to die at disparately higher rates due to medical causes White women were more likely to die from pregnancy-related mental health conditions.

    Using a variety of data sources, IDPH identifies women who died while pregnant or within one year of pregnancy (pregnancy-associated deaths). IDPH convenes two maternal mortality review committees (MMRCs), which review specific cases of maternal death to identify the causes of death, determine whether the deaths were...

  • 29th Apr, 2021

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 3,394 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 38 additional deaths.

    • Cook County: 1 male 30s, 2 males 40s, 2 males 50s, 3 females 60s, 3 females 80s, 3 males 80s, 1 female 90s
    • DuPage County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s
    • Kane County: 1 male 80s
    • Kankakee County: 1 male 60s
    • Kendall County: 1 male 60s
    • Lake County: 1 female 80s
    • LaSalle County: 1 female 70s
    • Livingston County: 1 female 80s
    • Macon County: 1 male 50s
    • Ogle County: 1 male 90s
    • St. Clair County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 2 females 90s
    • Tazewell County: 1 male 30s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s
    • Will County: 1 female 70s
    • Winnebago County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 80s
    • ...
  • 28th Apr, 2021

    More than 9 million COVID-19 doses administered in Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 2,728 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 33 additional deaths.

    • Cook County: 1 female 20s, 1 male 40s, 1 female 50s, 2 males 50s, 1 female 70s, 2 males 70s, 3 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 4 females 90s
    • DuPage County: 1 male 50s
    • Kankakee County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s
    • Macon County: 1 female 70s
    • Marshall County: 1 female 90s
    • McHenry County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 70s
    • McLean County: 1 male 80s
    • Monroe County: 1 male 70s
    • Morgan County: 1 male 70s
    • Peoria County: 1 female 80s
    • Tazewell County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 90s
    • Will County: 1 male 50s
    • ...
  • 28th Apr, 2021

    SPRINGFIELD – On Thursday, April 29, 2021, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) will be issuing the second edition of the Illinois Maternal Morbidity and Mortality Report. The report is the culmination of work by two maternal mortality review committees and IDPH and addresses maternal deaths, the causes, whether the deaths were directly related to pregnancy, if they were preventable, and recommendations to prevent future deaths.

    WHO:

    Dr. Ngozi Ezike - Illinois Department of Public Health, Director
    Shannon Lightner - Illinois Department of Public Health, Deputy Director for the Office of Women’s Health and Family Services
    Dr. Robin L. Jones - Maternal Mortality Review Committee, Chairperson
    Rush University Medical Center     

    WHEN:

    Thursday, April 29, 2021
    Noon

    ...
  • 27th Apr, 2021

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 2,556 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 23 additional deaths.

    • Champaign County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s
    • Cook County: 1 male 40s, 1 male 50s, 2 females 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 3 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 90s
    • Kane County: 1 male 70s
    • Logan County: 1 male 60s
    • Madison County: 1 male 90s
    • Peoria County: 1 female 30s, 1 male 60s
    • Tazewell County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
    • Will County: 1 female 30s,1 female 50s

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,325,726 cases, including 21,858 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 62,724...

  • 26th Apr, 2021

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 2,137 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 10 additional deaths.

    • Cook County: 1 female 30s, 2 males 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
    • Peoria County: 1male 80s
    • Pope County: 1 male 70s
    • Will County: 1 male 40s
    • Winnebago County: 1 female 70s

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,323,170 cases, including 21,836 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 49,236 specimens for a total of 22,318,791.  As of last night, 2,083 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 506 patients were in the ICU and 251 patients with COVID-19 were...

  • 25th Apr, 2021

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 2,035 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 24 additional deaths.

    • Adams County: 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
    • Champaign County: 1 male 60s
    • Cook County: 1 female 20s, 2 females 50s, 4 males 50s, 2 males 60s, 2 females 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 2 females 90s
    • Crawford County: 1 male 80s
    • Kane County: 1 male 70s
    • LaSalle County: 1 female 60s
    • Peoria County: 1 female 50s
    • Tazewell County: 1 male 50s

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,321,033 cases, including 21,826 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 61,299 specimens for a total of 22...

  • 24th Apr, 2021

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 2,907 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 25 additional deaths.

    • Cook County: 1 female 50s, 1 male 60s, 3 females 70s, 3 males 70s, 1 female 80s
    • DeWitt County: 1 male 60s
    • DuPage County: 1 male 90s
    • Fayette County: 1 male 50s
    • Hancock County: 1 male 60s
    • Kane County: 1 female 40s, 1 female 60s, 1 female 80s
    • Knox County: 1 male 70s
    • McHenry County: 1 male 50s
    • McLean County: 1 male 60s
    • Sangamon County: 1 male 80s
    • St. Clair County: 1 male 90s
    • Vermilion County: 1 female 80s
    • Will County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s
    • Woodford County: 1 male 70s

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,318,998 cases, including 21,802 deaths, in...

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