Public Health Officials Announce 7,216 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 7,216 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 115 additional deaths.

  • Clay County: 1 male 40s
  • Coles County: 1 female 80s
  • Cook County: 1 female 20s, 1 male 20s, 2 females 50s, 3 males 50s, 2 females 60s, 4 males 60s, 3 females 70s, 1 male 70s, 5 females 80s, 3 males 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s, 1 male 100+
  • Douglas County: 1 male 80s
  • DuPage County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 70s, 2 females 80s, 3 females 90s, 1 male 90s
  • Edgar County: 1 female 70s
  • Fulton County: 1 male 90s
  • Greene County: 1 female 80s
  • Hancock County: 2 males 80s
  • Kane County: 3 males 60s, 2 females 70s, 1 male 70s, 2 males 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Knox County: 1 male 80s, 2 females 90s
  • Lake County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s, 2 males 70s, 1 male 90s
  • LaSalle County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 90s
  • Lawrence County: 1 female 90s
  • Lee County: 1 male 90s
  • Logan County: 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
  • Macoupin County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Madison County: 2 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Marion County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
  • McHenry County: 1 female 90s
  • McLean County: 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
  • Mercer County: 1 male 80s
  • Ogle County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s
  • Peoria County: 1 male 50s, 2 males 60s, 1 female 80s
  • Pike County: 1 male 80s
  • Randolph County: 1 female 80s
  • Rock Island County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 3 males 70s, 1 female 90s
  • Sangamon County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s
  • St. Clair County: 1 female 40s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
  • Stephenson County: 1 female 80s
  • Tazewell County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 90s
  • Vermilion County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Washington County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 80s
  • Wayne County: 1 male 80s
  • Whiteside County: 1 male 70s
  • Will County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • Williamson County: 1 male 90s
  • Winnebago County: 1 male 60s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 848,904 cases, including 14,291 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 63,648 specimens for a total 11,776,832. As of last night, 5,073 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 1,080 patients were in the ICU and 612 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from December 6 – December 12, 2020 is 9.1%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from December 6 – December 12, 2020 is 10.6%.

*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 dph.sick@illinois.gov.