• 18th May, 2021

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,495 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 21 additional deaths.

    • Coles County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 80s
    • Cook County: 1 male 40s, 1 male 50s, 2 females 60s, 2 males 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 3 males 80s, 1 female 90s
    • Peoria County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s
    • Tazewell County: 1 male 80s
    • Will County: 1 male 40s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
    • Winnebago County: 1 male 70s

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,368,709 cases, including 22,466 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 58,222 specimens for a total of 23,904,959.  As of last night, 1,503 individuals in...

  • 17th May, 2021

    Administration to Rescind Emergency Public Health Rules Following New CDC Guidance

    CDC: Fully Vaccinated People No Longer Need to Wear a Mask in Most Instances or Practice Social Distancing

    SPRINGFIELD – Following guidance from the CDC that fully vaccinated people can stop wearing a mask and practicing social distancing in most indoor and outdoor settings, Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health have announced that Illinois will align state executive orders with the latest CDC guidance and rescind IDPH emergency rules enforcing masking and distance.

    The CDC continues to require masks for everyone in healthcare settings, in congregate settings and on transit. In addition, in line with CDC guidance,...

  • 17th May, 2021

    More than 64% of adults in Illinois have received one COVID-19 vaccine dose

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 946 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including six additional deaths.

    • Cook County: 1 male 40s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
    • DuPage County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,367,214 cases, including 22,445 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 33,148 specimens for a total of 23,846,737.  As of last night, 1,512 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 398 patients were in the ICU and 220 patients with COVID-19 were on...

  • 16th May, 2021

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,248 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 24 additional deaths.   

    • Boone County: 1 male 60s
    • Cook County: 1 male 20s, 1 male 40s, 1 female 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 female 70s, 2 males 70s, 1 male 80s
    • DuPage County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s
    • Grundy County: 1 male 90s
    • Kane County: 1 male 70s
    • Lake County: 1 female 50s
    • LaSalle County: 1 female 70s
    • Lee County: 1 female 90s
    • McLean County: 1 female 60s
    • Peoria County: 1 female 60s
    • Tazewell County: 1 male 50s
    • Will County: 1 female 30s, 1 male 70s
    • Winnebago County: 1 female 30s, 1 male 60s
    • Woodford County: 1 male 50s

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,366,268 cases,...

  • 16th May, 2021

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,248 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 24 additional deaths.   

    • Boone County: 1 male 60s
    • Cook County: 1 male 20s, 1 male 40s, 1 female 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 female 70s, 2 males 70s, 1 male 80s
    • DuPage County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s
    • Grundy County: 1 male 90s
    • Kane County: 1 male 70s
    • Lake County: 1 female 50s
    • LaSalle County: 1 female 70s
    • Lee County: 1 female 90s
    • McLean County: 1 female 60s
    • Peoria County: 1 female 60s
    • Tazewell County: 1 male 50s
    • Will County: 1 female 30s, 1 male 70s
    • Winnebago County: 1 female 30s, 1 male 60s
    • Woodford County: 1 male 50s

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,366,268 cases,...

  • 15th May, 2021

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,513 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 47 additional deaths.

    • Coles County: 1 male 70s
    • Cook County: 1 female 40s, 2 males 40s, 1 female 50s, 3, males 50s, 2 females 60s, 2 males 60s, 4 females 70s, 3 females 80s, 3 males 80s, 1 female 90s
    • DeWitt County: 1 female 80s
    • DuPage County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s
    • Fulton County: 1 male 90s
    • Kane County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 80s
    • Knox County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
    • Lake County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s
    • Logan County: 1 female 70s
    • Macon County: 1 female 60s
    • Macoupin County: 1 female over 100
    • McLean County: 1 female 70s
    • Peoria County: 1 male 60s...
  • 14th May, 2021

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,841 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 49 additional deaths.

    •  Boone County: 1 male 80s
    • Cook County: 2 females 50s, 3 males 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 2 males 70s, 2 females 80s, 2 females 90s, 1 male 90s
    • DuPage County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s
    • Edgar County: 1 female 50s
    • Ford County: 1 female 40s
    • Franklin County: 1 male 60s
    • Fulton County: 1 female 50s
    • Hancock County: 1 female 70s
    • Henry County: 1 female 80s
    • Jersey County: 1 male 70s
    • Kane County: 1 female 40s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s
    • Kendall County: 1 female 60s
    • Madison County: 1 female 70s
    • McHenry County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
    • Morgan County: 1...
  • 13th May, 2021

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois State Cancer Registry (ISCR) has been awarded a contract by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to support the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) program.  Illinois joins 13 other states and several metropolitan areas currently participating in the SEER program.  Participating in the SEER program will significantly expand ISCR’s cancer surveillance activities in Illinois to include patient follow up, enhanced data collection, rigorous quality control of cancer data, and increased opportunities to participate in research projects and collaborations. 

    The ISCR is located within the Illinois Department of Public Health’s Division of Epidemiologic Studies and has maintained Gold certification (the highest level for data completeness, quality, and timeliness) through the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR)...

  • 13th May, 2021

    More than 62% of adults in Illinois have received one dose of COVID-19 vaccine

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,918 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 35 additional deaths.

                                          

    • Coles County: 1 male 60s
    • Cook County: 1 male 20s, 1 female 60s, 2 males 60s, 2 females 70s, 4 males 70s, 2 females 80s
    • DuPage County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 90s
    • Henry County: 1 female 80s
    • Kane County: 1 female 70s
    • Knox County: 2 females 80s, 1 female 90s
    • Lake County: 1 male 70s
    • Macon County: 1 male 40s
    • McLean County: 1 male 90s
    • Peoria County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s
    • Rock Island County: 1 male 80s
    • Tazewell...
  • 12th May, 2021

    State mass vaccination sites, local health departments, and providers offering Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced vaccination locations across the state are prepared to administer the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to youth ages 12 through 15 years after the Advisory Committee on Immunizations Practices (ACIP) voted today to recommend its use.  The announcement comes following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recent expansion of the emergency use authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in those youths.

    “The expanded use of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine brings us one step closer to getting back to our daily lives and ending this pandemic,” said Governor JB Pritzker. “Our state-supported mass vaccination locations, along with local health departments and other providers, are...

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