Public Health Officials Announce 7,178 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 7,178 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 57 additional deaths.

  • Bureau County: 1 male 70s
  • Champaign County: 1 female 50s
  • Cook County: 1 male 40s, 3 females 50s, 1 male 50s, 1 female 60s, 4 males 60s, 5 females 70s, 3 males 70s, 9 males 80s, 1 female 90s, 5 males 90s
  • DuPage County: 1 female 80s, 2 males 80s
  • Fayette County: 2 males 80s
  • Fulton County: 1 female 90s
  • Kane County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 70s
  • Knox County: 1 male 80s
  • LaSalle County: 1 male 80s
  • Logan County: 1 female 80s
  • Madison County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • Mason County: 1 female 90s
  • Massac County: 1 female 70s
  • Ogle County: 1 female 80s
  • Peoria County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 90s
  • Rock Island County: 1 male 50s
  • Whiteside County: 1 male 90s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 720,114 cases, including 12,193 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 62,740 specimens for a total 10,431,018.  As of last night, 5,858 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 1,185 patients were in the ICU and 723 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators. 

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from November 22 – November 28, 2020 is 10.1%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from November 22 – November 28, 2020 is 12.1%.

*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.  Information for a death previously reported has changed, therefore, today’s numbers have been adjusted.  For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email