Public Health Officials Announce 1,381 New Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus Disease

 Illinois surpasses more than 250,000 confirmed COVID-19

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 1,381 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including eight additional confirmed deaths.

  • Coles County: 1 male 70s
  • Cook County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s
  • DuPage County: 1 male 70s
  • Jefferson County: 1 male 90s
  • LaSalle County: 1 female 80s
  • Perry County: 1 female 90s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 250,961 cases, including 8,179 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 August 31 – September 6 is 4.2%.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 28,975 specimens for a total of 4,447,347.  As of last night, 1,484 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 352 patients were in the ICU and 137 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.   

Following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, IDPH is now reporting both confirmed and probable cases and deaths on its website.  Reporting probable cases will help show the potential burden of COVID-19 illness and efficacy of population-based non-pharmaceutical interventions.  IDPH will update these data once a week.

*All data are provisional and will change. In order to rapidly report COVID-19 information to the public, data are being reported in real-time. Information is constantly being entered into an electronic system and the number of cases and deaths can change as additional information is gathered.  For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email