Public Health Officials Announce 1,403 New Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus Disease

State nears total of 250,000 confirmed and probable cases

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 1,403 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 5 additional confirmed deaths.

  • Cook County: 1 Female 60s, 1 Female 70s
  • Jefferson County: 1 Male 80s
  • Morgan County: 1 Female 70s
  • Pike County: 1 Male 80s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 249,580 cases, including 8,171 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 30 – September 5 is 4.04%.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 46,496 specimens for a total of 4,418,372.  As of last night, 1,504 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 356 patients were in the ICU and 134 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