COVID-19 ILLINOIS: IDPH: Illinois COVID-19 Deaths Pass 7,000 Mark; IDPH Reports 868 New Cases

COVID-19 ILLINOIS: IDPH: Illinois COVID-19 Deaths Pass 7,000 Mark; IDPH Reports 868 New Cases

3:15PM FRIDAY, JULY 3

Illinois COVID-19 Deaths Pass 7,000 Mark; IDPH Reports 868 New Cases

COVID-19 deaths passed the 7,000 mark today (Friday, July 3, 2020) as case counts rose by 868 in the past 24 hours.

According to the state’s coronavirus website, there were 18 new deaths recorded Friday, bring the total to 7,005 since the pandemic began.

Presently, IDPH is reporting a total of 145,750 cases in 101 counties in Illinois.

As of Monday, July 6, Chicago has instituted a two-week quarantine anyone coming to or returning to Chicago from from states with COVID-19 outbreaks, which include Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nevada, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Utah.

 

3PM THURSDAY, JULY 2

IDPH: 869 New Confirmed Cases; Statewide Deaths Nearing 7,000

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 869 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois.

Presently, IDPH is reporting a total of 144,882 cases, including 6,987 deaths, in 101 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 30,262 specimens for a total of 1,666,317. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from June 25 to July 1, is 2.6%.

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.

See the CDC definition of a probable case on its website. IDPH will update these data once a week.

 

2:45PM WEDNESDAY, JULY 1

IDPH Announces 828 New Cases; NE Region Positivity Rate Drops To 4%

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 828 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois.

Northeast Region.

Presently, IDPH is reporting a total of 144,013 cases, including 6,951 deaths, in 101 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 33,090 specimens for a total of 1,636,055. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from June 24 to June 30 is 2.6%.

The positivity rate for the Northeast Region, which includes Kane County, dropped to 4%, according to the IDPH dashboard.

 

3PM TUESDAY, JUNE 30

IDPH Announces 724 New Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus

This screenshot from the World Health Organization website shows the impact of COVID-19 nationwide.

In Illinois, the numbers of available ICU beds and ventilators remain steady. According to the IDPH website, there are 1,847 available ICU beds of 3,850 total. There are 4,520 available ventilators of 5,950 total.

Perhaps the best news is that the number of COVID-19 cases in Illinois seem to be level over the past week or so — while many states in the U.S. are tightening restrictions aimed at tamping down the alarming boom in coronavirus cases.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told a Senate committee today (Tuesday, June 30) that new cases could reach 100,000 per day nationwide, if the trend isn’t averted.

Here in Illinois, the state’s Department of Public Health today announced 724 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease.

A quick look back at the past week shows 5,360 new cases, an average of about 766 per day.

Presently, IDPH is reporting a total of 143,185 cases, including 6,923 deaths, in 101 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 31,069 specimens for a total of 1,602,965.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from June 23 to June 29 is 2.6%.

 

3PM MONDAY, JUNE 29

Health Officials Announce 2,170 New Confirmed Cases Since Friday

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 738 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois. Officials also released data from the weekend, which included 646 new cases on Sunday and 786 new cases on Saturday, for a total of 2,170.

There have been 6,902 COVID-19-related deaths statewide since the pandemic began. As of Friday, 3,772 of those deaths were at long-term care facilities, according to the IDPH website.

Presently, IDPH is reporting a total of 142,461 cases in 101 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 72 hours, laboratories have reported 80,944 specimens for a total of 1,571,896.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from June 22  to June 28 is 2.7%.

The positivity rate for the Northeast Region, which includes Kane County, is at 5%.

State of Illinois Facebook Post

 

9:30 PM SUNDAY, JUNE 28

Nothing to Report Sunday

The Illinois Department of Public Health website has gone dark, with no news releases this weekend.

We will update this article when more information is available.

The Daily Herald reported Sunday that 646 additional COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in the state.

 

3:30PM FRIDAY, JUNE 26

857 New Confirmed Cases Friday

On the first day of Phase 4 in the Restore Illinois plan, the good news is that the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases statewide dropped a bit, ending three days of rising numbers.

More good news is that hospital utilization numbers are low statewide.

The bad news is that the today’s numbers were still higher than last week’s average.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today (Friday, June 26) announced 857 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 39 additional confirmed deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 140,291 cases in 101 counties in Illinois since the pandemic began.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 30,425 specimens for a total of 1,490,952.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from June 19 to June 25 is 3%. The Northeast region remains at 5%,

 

3:30PM THURSDAY, JUNE 25

894 New Confirmed Cases Thursday

The Illinois Department of Public Health today (Thursday, June 25, 2020) announced 894 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois.

It is the fourth straight day that the number of confirmed cases has gone up.

New deaths were reported in 10 of the 101 counties in Illinois.

Presently, IDPH is reporting a total of 139,434 cases.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 31,686 specimens for a total of 1,460,527. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from June 18o June 24 is 3%.

The positivity rate for the Northeast Region, which includes Kane County, remains at 5%.

IDPH Presents County-Level Risk Metrics

These are some of the county metrics on the IDPH page. The only measure in the “warning” area was in the “New Cases Per 100,000 area, where Kane County recorded 58 per 100,000. These numbers are for Week 25 — June 14 through June 20.

As of today, the IDPH website is reporting County-Level Risk Metrics.

IDPH monitors several indicators that measure the health burden of COVID-19 in each Illinois county and capture a county’s ability to respond.

“Many of these county-level indicators are similar to the Restore Illinois criteria and support that larger framework,” the website says. “These metrics are intended to be used for local level awareness of each county’s progress during Phase 4 and will help local leaders, businesses, local health departments, and the public make informed decisions and promote healthy behaviors.”

The county level metrics are presented as weekly values, based on Sunday to Saturday of the week prior to the update.

Each metric is individually compared to a target value or expected trend over two consecutive weeks to evaluate the status of COVID-19 disease burden or resource capacity for timely awareness. The measures are evaluated collectively to determine if multiple indicators are at warning levels.

By applying the same metrics to each county, IDPH is using a standardized approach to monitor the state as a whole. Each county will be assessed to determine whether it is meeting or exceeding each indicator target. Counties meeting set targets will be indicated in blue, while counties that are not meeting the targets will be indicated in orange.

How to use these data

Individuals, families, and community groups can use these critical data to help inform their choices about personal and family gatherings, as well as what activities they choose to do.

  • Blue indicates that the county is experiencing overall stable COVID-19 metrics.
  • Orange indicates there are warning signs of increased COVID-19 risk in the county.

For example, if the local area is currently orange, some questions you should consider include: Should I still attend or host a large gathering? Are there additional precautions I should take given my personal/family health risks? Should I wait to dine out or go to a movie?

During Phase 4, IDPH reminds everyone to wash their hands, wear a face covering, and watch their distance.

This page shows the status of public health indicators for each Illinois county.

Data is provisional.

 

3PM WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24

715 New Confirmed Cases Wednesday; 3rd Day of Increases

Screenshot of New York Times map. Click this link to visit the site.

Screenshots from New York Times map. Click this link to visit the site.

Let’s hope the pattern of the past three days in Illinois isn’t a trend.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 715 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois.

That’s three days in a row in which the numbers have gone up. Monday’s count was 462, Tuesday’s was 601 and today’s tops 700.

The percent point positivity change of the past 14 days for the Northeast Region is still in the green.

The concern, of course, is that Illinois is poised to move to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan on Friday. And to do that, case counts have to keep trending downward — or at least not trend up.

According to the New York Times interactive map, there are 27 states in which coronavirus cases are increasing. On that same map, Illinois is listed among the states “where new cases are decreasing.”

Presently, IDPH is reporting a total of 138,540 cases in 101 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 29,331 specimens for a total of 1,428,841.

The other slightly scare number is that preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from June 17 to June 23 is 3%. It had been down to 2% a of Tuesday.

The good news is that the positivity rate for the Northeast Region, which includes Kane County, remains at 5%.

 

3PM TUESDAY, JUNE 23

601 New Cases Tuesday; Screenings Recommended for Students Going Back to School

Dr. Ngozi Ezike speaks during a Tuesday-afternoon news conference.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 601 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease.

In a 2:30 p.m. news conference, Dr. Ngozi Ezike said the state has made remarkable progress since its peak in May, when more than 4,000 new cases were confirmed in one day.

Northeast Region numbers from the IDPH website Tuesday afternoon.

In a preview of the state’s announcement of school openings in the fall, Ezike emphasized that now is the time to get physicals and health screenings — for children going back to school and for adults.

“Let’s get our health screenings. Let’s get as healthy as we can … Let’s not loose ground,” she said.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 137,825 cases in 101 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 20,507 specimens for a total of 1,399,510.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from June 16 to June 22 is 2%.

The positivity rate for the Northeast Region, which includes Kane County, remains at 5%.

 

3PM MONDAY, JUNE 22

462 New Confirmed Cases Monday

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 462 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois.

The good news is that the the virus appears to be slowing or holding steady in Illinois even while it is spreading across the West and South. According to USA Today and other sources, Arizona reported more than 3,100 new infections, just short of Friday’s record.

Presently, IDPH is reporting a total of 137,224 cases in 101 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 18,219 specimens for a total of 1,379,003. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from June 15 to June 21 is 2%.

The positivity rate for the Northeast Region, which includes Kane County, remains at 5%.

 

9PM SUNDAY, JUNE 21

1,292 New Confirmed Cases Over The Weekend

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 658 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease.

On Saturday, IDPH announced 634 new confirmed cases. That’s a total of 1,292 over the weekend.

As of Sunday, IDPH is reporting a total of 136,762 cases in 101 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 48 hours, laboratories have reported 49,781 specimens for a total of 1,360,784.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from June 14 to June 20 is 2%.

The positivity rate for the Northeast Region, which includes Kane County, is 5%.

3PM FRIDAY, JUNE 19

Coronavirus Cases Edge Up Since Monday, But Positivity Rate Drops For NE Region

The number of daily cases of coronavirus in Illinois has edged up slightly as the week has progressed.

State health officials reported 493 new cases Monday, 623 Tuesday, 546 Wednesday and 593 Thursday.

Today (Friday, June 19, 2020), the Illinois Department of Public Health reports 692 new cases, for a total of 135,470 cases since the pandemic began.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 27,171 specimens for a total of 1,311,003.

The good news is that the positivity rate — one of the key metric for moving to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan — continues to improve.

Preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from June 12 to June 18 is 3%.

The positivity rate for the Northeast Region, which includes Kane County, has dropped to 5%. If all metrics hold in the “green” on the dials of the IDPH website, the state could move to Phase 4 as soon as Friday, June 26.

 

3PM THURSDAY, JUNE 18

593 New Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus Disease

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 593 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois.

Presently, IDPH is reporting a total of 134,778 cases in 101 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 25,504 specimens for a total of 1,283,832.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from June 11 to June 17 is 3%.

The positivity rate for the Northeast Region, which includes Kane County, remains at 6%.

 

3PM WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17

546 New Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus Disease

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 546 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois.

Northeast Region positivity rate.

Presently, IDPH is reporting a total of 134,185 cases in 101 counties in Illinois. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 29,987 specimens for a total of 1,258,328.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from June 10 to June 16 is 3%.

The positivity rate for the Northeast Region, which includes Kane County, remains at 6%.

The positivity rate for the Northeast Region, which includes Kane County, remains at 6%.

 

3PM TUESDAY, JUNE 16

623 New Cases Tuesday; Positivity Rate Improves Again

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Illinois was a little higher today, but still at a relatively low level compared to weeks past.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 623 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois.

Presently, IDPH is reporting a total of 133,639 cases in 101 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 18,729 specimens for a total of 1,228,341.  The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from June 9 to June 15 is 3%.

Kane County is in the Northeast Region, where the positivity rate has dropped to 6%.

26 Moline Inmates Test Positive

IDPH officials said today that 26 men incarcerated at East Moline Correctional Center are confirmed positive for COVID-19.

They are appropriately isolated or quarantined and are being closely monitored by medical personnel.  Three staff at the facility also tested positive for the virus and one has recovered.

All the confirmed cases have been traced to the same dorm-style living unit.

The Illinois Department of Correction’s medical task force is utilizing point prevalence surveillance to help control any further spread of infection.

State Attorney General Kwame Raoul Tests Positive

Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul announced via Twitter that he has tested positive for the coronavirus.

News reports say he is experiencing mild symptoms and continuing to work from home.

3:30PM MONDAY, JUNE 15

COVID-19 Cases Continue To Decline Statewide

While some states in the U.S. are seeing a rise in COVID-19 cases, the numbers in Illinois appear to be trending downward.

According to today’s report from the Illinois Department of Public Health, the number of cases of COVID-19 rose by 473 Monday, a number that is well below the 14-day average of 842.

Presently, IDPH is reporting a total of 133,016 cases statewide. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 18,627 specimens for a total of 1,209,612.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from June 8 to June 14 is 3%.

Kane County is in the Northeast Region, where the positivity rate remains at 7%.

If the trends do not rise, the state of Illinois could go to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois as soon as June 26. No announcement has been made at this time regarding a move to Phase 4, which allows gatherings of up to 50 people as well as relaxing of other restrictions.

For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email dph.sick@illinois.gov.

Senior-Care Facilities in Kane

According to the IDPH website, there are 813 confirmed coronavirus cases in 33 long-term-care facilities in Kane County.

Data is updated weekly, and these are the numbers reported as of Friday, June 12, 2020.

 

5PM SUNDAY, JUNE 14

1,345 New Cases Over Weekend

There were 1,345 new cases statewide the weekend — 673 on Saturday and 674 on Sunday.

The good news is that the positivity rate for the Northeast Region, which includes Kane County, is down to 7%.

Statewide, the preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from June 7 to June 13 is 3%.

 

3:20PM FRIDAY, JUNE 12

595 New Cases; Recovery Rate Improves To 93%

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 595 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease  in Illinois.

The Recovery Rate improved to 93%. It has been at 92% since the state started reporting the statistic.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 131,198 cases in 101 counties in Illinois. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 24,774 specimens for a total of 1,147,101.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from June 5 to June 11 is 4%.

The positivity rate for the Northeast Region, which includes Kane County, remains at 8%.

 

3PM THURSDAY, JUNE 11

766 New Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus Disease

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 766 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois.

Presently, IDPH is reporting a total of 130,603 cases in 101 counties in Illinois.

The Northeast Region positivity rate is at 8%.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 22,325 specimens for a total of 1,122,327.  The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from June 4 to June 10 is 4%.

The positivity rate for the Northeast Region, which includes Kane County, dropped another percentage point on the dashboard today, and is at 8%.

Following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, IDPH is now reporting both confirmed and probable cases and deaths on its website.

*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 dph.sick@illinois.gov.

 

3:30PM WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10

625 New Cases; State Could Move To Phase 4 as Soon as June 26

Above are the metrics for the Northeast Region, which includes Kane County.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 625 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease  in Illinois.

Presently, IDPH is reporting a total of 129,837 cases in 101 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 20,820 specimens for a total of 1,100,002.

Following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, IDPH is now reporting both confirmed and probable cases and deaths on its website.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from June 3 to June 9 is 4%.

The positivity rate for the Northeast Region, which includes Kane County, remains at 9%.

Phase 4 Could Begin Friday, June 26

Gov. J.B. Pritzker said in late May that the state will have to wait 28 days from the start of Phase 3 before it can move to Phase 4.

That would make Friday, June 26, the first possible day to move to that phase.

Here’s what’s open in Phase 4, according to the Restore Illinois report:

Gatherings: All gatherings of 50 people or fewer are allowed with this limit subject to change based on latest data and guidance

Travel: Travel should follow IDPH and CDC approved guidance

Health care: All health care providers are open

Education and child care: P-12 schools, higher education, all summer programs, and child care open with IDPH approved safety guidance

Outdoor recreation: All outdoor recreation allowed

Businesses:

  • Manufacturing: All manufacturing open with IDPH approved safety guidance
  • “Non-essential” businesses: All employees return to work with IDPH approved safety guidance; Employers are encouraged to provide accommodations for COVID-19-vulnerable employees
  • Bars and restaurants: Open with capacity limits and IDPH approved safety guidance
  • Personal care services and health clubs: All barbershops, salons, spas and health and fitness clubs open with capacity limits and IDPH approved safety guidance
  • Entertainment: Cinema and theaters open with capacity limits and IDPH approved safety guidance
  • Retail: Open with capacity limits and IDPH approved safety guidance

SOURCE: state of Illinois website

 

3PM TUESDAY, JUNE 9

797 New Confirmed Cases; Statewide Deaths Pass 6,000 Mark

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 797 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois.

Presently, IDPH is reporting a total of 129,212 cases in 101 counties in Illinois. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 20,309 specimens for a total of 1,079,182.

The coronavirus-related death toll in the state of Illinois has passed the 6,000 mark, with 6,018 deaths as of today.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from June 2 to June 8 is 4%.

Following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, IDPH is now reporting both confirmed and probable cases and deaths on its website.

Kane County long-term-care facilities are reporting 773 confirmed cases in 28 nursing homes.

More than half of the statewide COVID-19 deaths have been people staying in long-term-care facilities. As of June 5, there were 3,144 total COVID-19-related deaths in Illinois nursing homes, according to the IDPH website.

4PM MONDAY, JUNE 8

658 New Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus Disease

Here’s the data on ICU beds and ventilator capacity for the Northwest Region Hospitals, which includes Kane County. This is a screenshot from the IDPH website.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 658 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 23 additional confirmed deaths.

Presently, IDPH is reporting a total of 128,415 cases in 101 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 16,099 specimens for a total of 1,058,873.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from June 1 to June 7 is 5%.

The positivity rate for the Northeast Region, which includes Kane County, remains at 9%.

Hospitalization usage numbers are trending down across the state. Above is a screenshot from the IDPH website showing usage numbers for the Northwest Region, which includes Kane County.

IDPH Now Reporting Both Confirmed And Probable Cases

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,” the IDPH said in a news release.

See CDC definition of a probable case on its website.

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.

Information for deaths 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 dph.sick@illinois.gov.

 

8:20 SUNDAY, JUNE 7

1,875 New Cases This Weekend; Metrics Looking Good For Phase 4

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 867 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease on Sunday and 975 on Saturday for a weekend total of 1,875.

Presently, IDPH is reporting a total of 127,757 cases in 101 counties in Illinois. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 20,700 specimens for a total of 1,042,774.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from May 31 to June 6 is 5%.

The positivity rate for the Northeast Region, which includes Kane County, is at 9%

 

3:10PM FRIDAY, JUNE 5

State Passes 1 Million Tests; Confirms 1,156 New Cases Friday

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 1,156 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois.

Presently, IDPH is reporting a total of 125,915 confirmed cases in 101 counties since the pandemic began in Illinois.

The total number of tests performed to date is 1,000,919, according to the IDPH website.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from May 28 through June 4 is 6%. The positivity rate for the Northeast Region, which includes Kane County, is at 11% — the same as yesterday.

 

3:45PM THURSDAY, JUNE 4

Public Health Officials Announce 929 New Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus Disease

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 929 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois.

Presently, IDPH is reporting a total of 124,759 cases in 101 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 22,841 specimens for a total of 982,016.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from May 28 through June 3 is 6%. The positivity rate for the Northeast Region, which includes Kane County, is at 11%.

 

3:30PM WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3

Health Officials Announce 982 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 982 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois.

Presently, IDPH is reporting a total of 123,830 cases in 101 counties in Illinois. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 24,471 specimens for a total of 959,175.

According to the IDPH website, there have been 744 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 27 long-term-care facilities in Kane County. Click on this link for more information from the IDPH.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from May 27 to June 2 is 6%.

The positivity rate for the Northeast Region, which includes Kane County, remains at 12%.

 

3PM TUESDAY, JUNE 2

Public Health Officials Announce 1,614 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease

The above dial show the number of COVID-19 patients occupying beds in intensive care units across the state. It compares to 1,035 COVID-19 ICU patients a week ago.

 

The above dial shows the positively rate for Northeast Region, which includes Kane County. The positivity rate is 12%. That compares to 14.5% on Tuesday, May 26.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 1,614 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois.

Presently, IDPH is reporting a total of 122,848 cases  in 101 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 16,431 specimens for a total of 934,704.  The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from May 26 to June 1 is 7%.

The positivity rate for the Northeast Region, which includes Kane County, is at 12%.

 

3PM MONDAY, JUNE 1

Public Health Officials Announce 974 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease

Above is the positivity rate for the Northeast Region, as posted on the IDPH website.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 974 new cases of coronavirus disease.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 121,234 cases in 101 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 20,014 specimens for a total of 918,273.  The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from May 25 to May 31 is 6%.

The positivity rate for the Northeast Region, which includes Kane County, is at 13%.

 

9:30PM SUNDAY, MAY 31

Illinois Health Officials Announce 1,343 New Coronavirus Cases

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 1,343 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois.

Presently, IDPH is reporting a total of 120,260 cases in 101 counties in Illinois. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 21,154 specimens for a total of 898,259.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from May 24 to May 30 is 7%.

The Northeast Region, which includes Kane County, shows a seven-day positivity rate of 13.5%.

 

3:30PM FRIDAY, MAY 29

Illinois Health Officials Announce 1,622 New Coronavirus Cases

The most positive news is that the state’s positivity rate — one of the important measures to move to Phase 4 of Restore Illinois — continues to drop. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total tests from May 22 to May 28 is 8%.

Among the concerns for Kane County residents is that our county is in the Northeast Region that includes Chicago, Cook County and other counties that have higher positivity rates.

The positivity rate for the Northeast Region as of today (Friday, May 29) is 14.1%. That compares to 6.7% in the North-Central Region, 2.6% in the Central Region and 4.9% in the Southern Region.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 1,622 new cases of coronavirus disease.

Edgar County is now reporting a case of COVID-19. Presently, IDPH is reporting a total of 117,455 cases in 101 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 25,513 specimens for a total of 855,479.

4:30PM THURSDAY, MAY 28

State Health Officials Announce 1,527 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 1,527 new cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois.

Presently, IDPH is reporting a total of 115,833 cases in 100 counties in Illinois.

Northeast Region positivity rate as of Thursday, May 28.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 25,993 specimens for a total of 829,966.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from May 21 to May 27 is 8.3%.

The positivity rate for the Northeast Region, which includes Kane County, is 14.2%.

Click this link for IDPH statistics by zip code.

3:25PM WEDNESDAY, MAY 27

State Health Officials Announce 1,111 New Cases Wednesday

** Recovered cases are defined as persons with initial positive specimen collection date greater than 42 days who have not expired. Recovery rate is calculated as the recovered cases divided by the sum of recovered cases and deceased cases. Information regarding the number of persons under investigation updated on May 27.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 1,111 new cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois.

The Northeast Region, which includes Kane County, has a positivity rate of 14.3% as of Wednesday. That compares to an 8.6% positivity rate statewide.

Presently, IDPH is reporting a total of 114,306 cases in 100 counties. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 17,179 specimens for a total of 803,973. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity from May 20-26 is 8.6%.

*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.

3:25PM TUESDAY, MAY 26

Public Health Officials Announce 1,178 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 1,178 new cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 113,195 cases in 100 counties. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 17,230 specimens for a total of 786,794.

Since this crisis began, there have been 22 positive staff and 47 positive residents at the Illinois Veterans’ Home at Manteno. The veterans’ home in Anna has seen five residents test positive, one resident in LaSalle, and no positive cases at the veterans’ home in Quincy.

The seven-day positivity rate stayed at 14.5% for the Northeast Region, which includes Kane County. The positivity rate is one of the factors in determining whether a region can move to Phase 3 of the Restore Illinois plan. The rate must be under 20 for that to happen.

All four regions of the state are on track to move into Phase 3 by Friday, May 29, according to state officials.

The state COVID-19 webpage today added the number of recovered cases to its dashboard display. The state dashboard showed the recovery rate at 92%.

Recovered cases are defined as persons with initial positive specimen collection date greater than 42 days who have not expired.

Recovery rate is calculated as the recovered cases divided by the sum of recovered cases and deceased cases.

Hospital utilization numbers also are declining, according to the IDPH dashboard. There were 1,035 patients statewide in ICU beds out of 3.709 ICU beds available.

*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.

3:30PM MONDAY, MAY 25

State Health Officials Announce 1,713 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease

Above is the seven-day rolling positivity rate for the Northeast Region, which includes Kane County.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 1,713 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois.

Northeast Region

IDPH is reporting a total of 112,017 cases in 100 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 21,643 specimens for a total of 769,564.

The statewide seven-day rolling positivity rate for May16 through May 22 is 12%. Kane County is in the Northeast Region, where the seven-day positivity rate is at 14.5%.

The positivity percentage is one of the key measures for a region to move to Phase 3 of the Restore Illinois plan.

HOW REGIONS MOVE TO THE NEXT PHASE

State officials say Phase 3 could begin for all regions as soon as Friday, May 29.

According to the Restore Illinois plan, the determination of moving from Phase 2 to Phase 3 will be driven by the COVID-19 positivity rate in each region and measures of maintaining regional hospital surge capacity. This data will be tracked from the time a region enters Phase 2.

  • At or under a 20 percent positivity rate and increasing no more than 10 percentage points over a 14-day period, AND
  • No overall increase (i.e. stability or decrease) in hospital admissions for COVID-19-like illness for 28 days, AND
  • Available surge capacity of at least 14% of ICU beds, medical and surgical beds, and ventilators.

Testing: Testing available for all patients, health care workers, first responders, people with underlying conditions, and residents and staff in congregate living facilities.

Tracing: Begin contact tracing and monitoring within 24 hours of diagnosis.

3:30 PM THURSDAY, MAY 21

State Health Officials Announce 2,268 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 2,268 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 102,686 cases in 100 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than 1 to older than 100 years.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 29,307 specimens for a total of 672,020.  The statewide seven-day rolling positivity rate, from May 12 to May 18, 2020, is 14%.

The positivity percentage is one of the key measures for a region to move to Phase 3 of the Restore Illinois plan.

Some Kane County officials have expressed concern that Kane County is in the Northeast Region, which includes the city of Chicago, Cook County and other collar counties.

Here’s a look at the positivity percentage by region, as posted on the IDPH website as of 3:30 p.m. Thursday:

Positivity Percentage By Region as of May 21

Above is the positivity percentage for the Northeast Region, which includes Cook County, Kane County and other collar counties. The 16.8% figure is down from 17.4% Wednesday but still much higher than other, more-rural regions of the state. The statewide positivity percentage is 14%. The positivity percentage is one of the key measures for a region to move to Phase 3 of the Restore Illinois plan.

  • Northeast Region (includes Kane County) — 16.8%
  • North-Central Region — 6.7%
  • Central Region — 3.3%
  • Southern Region — 5.7%

3:45PM WEDNESDAY, MAY 20

State Allows More ‘Openings’ in Phase 3

The state of Illinois today announced several changes to Phase 3 of the Restore Illinois that ease some restrictions and allow more activities, including restaurant outdoor seating.

In the coming days, the state and IDPH will be issuing formal industry-specific guidance, particularly around workplaces and childcare, for business owners and employees in these and other sectors.

Here is additional information from a state of Illinois news release:

Bars and Restaurants

With Phase 3, bars and restaurants will have the option to resume operations for outdoor seating only. Tables must be 6 feet apart and away from the sidewalks, masks and distancing measures for staff must continue to be followed, and other precautions and guidance will be issued.

These measures will allow restaurants to re-open at a risk comparable to other outdoor activities, while giving the state’s hospitality industry a much-needed boost.

Municipalities are encouraged to help restaurants and bars expand their outdoor seating options.

To date, the administration has delivered over $14 million in small business grants averaging $20,000 to 699 bars, restaurants, and hotels across 270 individual cities in Illinois.

Outdoor Activities

With the start of phase 3, all state parks will reopen on May 29. All concession will reopen as well under guidelines set for our retail and food service businesses in Phase 3. Illinois will permit the re-opening of indoor and outdoor tennis facilities with Illinois Department of Public Health safety precautions and capacity limits.

For golf, in Phase 3, courses can allow foursomes out on the same tee times. Carts will also be permitted with one person per cart, or one immediate household per cart.

With the new ten person gathering limit for all activities in Phase 3, boating or camping with up to ten people will be permitted.

The state will be providing guidance on how other outdoor recreational businesses, such as driving ranges, outdoor shooting ranges, and paintball courses can safely open their doors in Phase 3.

Health Clubs, Retail, and Personal Care Services

In Phase 3, health clubs, gyms, and fitness studios can provide one-on-one personal training in indoor facilities and outdoor fitness classes of up to 10 people.

Personal care services, like nail salons, tattoo shops, hair braiders, spas and barbershops, can open with IDPH safety precautions and capacity limits.

And all retail stores can open their doors to in-person shopping with IDPH safety precautions and capacity limits in place.

Local governments retain the right to establish stricter restrictions in any areas.

“The governor’s action to allow for expanded outdoor dining options will benefit many restaurants at a time when every dollar counts and provides a glimmer of light at the end of this long, COVID-19 tunnel. Innovative outdoor dining strategies extend a lifeline – restoring jobs and offering guests the hospitality experience they’ve been missing while prioritizing public health and safety. Outdoor dining will not help every restaurant, but it is a constructive step in the right direction,“ said Sam Toia, president & CEO of the Illinois Restaurant Association.

What Phase 3 Looks Like

This is Restore Illinois information provided on the state’s website prior to the changes announced Wednesday, May 20.

In Phase 3, the rate of infection among those surveillance tested is stable or declining. COVID-19-related hospitalizations and ICU capacity remains stable or is decreasing.

Face coverings in public continue to be required. Gatherings of 10 people or fewer for any reason can resume. Select industries can begin returning to workplaces with social distancing and sanitization practices in place. Retail establishments reopen with limited capacity, and select categories of personal care establishments can also begin to reopen with social distancing guidelines and personal protective equipment. Robust testing is available along with contact tracing to limit spread and closely monitor the trend of new cases.

According to the state of Illinois, the determination of moving from Phase 3 to Phase 4 will be driven by the COVID-19 positivity rate in each region and measures of maintaining regional hospital surge capacity. This data will be tracked from the time a region enters Phase 3, onwards.

  • At or under a 20 percent positivity rate and increasing no more than 10 percentage points over a 14-day period, AND
  • No overall increase (i.e. stability or decrease) in hospital admissions for COVID-19-like illness for 28 days, AND
  • Available surge capacity of at least 14 percent of ICU beds, medical and surgical beds, and ventilators

State Confirmed Cases Pass 100,000 Mark

This is the positivity percentage for the Northeast Region, which includes Kane County, Cook County and other collar counties. The statewide positivity percentage is 14%. That percentage is one of the key measures for a region to move to Phase 3 of the Restore Illinois plan.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 2,388 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois.

IDPH is reporting a total of 100,418 cases in 100 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than 1 to older than 100 years. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 21,029 specimens for a total of 642,713.

The statewide seven-day rolling positivity rate, May 11 through May 17, 2020 is 14%.

3PM TUESDAY, MAY 19

Public Health Officials Announce 2,294 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease

The Illinois Department of Public Health today (Tuesday, May 19, 2020) announced 2,294 new cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 96,485 cases in 100 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than 1 to older than 100 years. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 21,297 specimens for a total of 603,241.

The statewide seven-day rolling positivity rate, May 9 to May 15, 2020, is 14%.

Note From the IDPH

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 can change as additional information is gathered.  Information for counties previously reported have changed, therefore, today’s numbers have been adjusted.

For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email dph.sick@illinois.gov.

SOURCE: Illinois Department of Public Health news release