COVID-19 ILLINOIS: 1,319 New Confirmed Cases, 1 Death Monday

COVID-19 ILLINOIS: 1,319 New Confirmed Cases, 1 Death Monday

2PM MONDAY, AUG. 10

1,319 New Confirmed Cases, 1 Death Monday

The daily case count reported by the Illinois Department of Public Health once again exceeds the 1,000 mark, but the number of deaths is extremely low.

Region 8, which includes Kane County, is showing two days of positivity rate increases.

The IDPH today announced 1,319 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including one additional confirmed death.

Presently, IDPH is reporting a total of 195,399 cases, including 7,637 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 32,353 specimens for a total of 3,106,341.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Aug. 3 o Aug. 9 stayed at 4.1%.

As of last night, 1,481 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 352 patients were in the ICU and 138 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

 

8:30PM SUNDAY, AUG. 9

23 Deaths, 3,572 New Cases Over Weekend

The state of Illinois coronavirus webpage shows 23 new deaths and 3.572 new cases over the weekend.

As of Sunday, Aug. 9, there are 7,636 deaths and 194,080 positive tests confirmed.

 

1:30PM FRIDAY, AUG. 7

Daily Cases Top 2,000 as State Sets New Emergency Rules

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 2,084 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 21 additional confirmed deaths.

This comes on the same day state officials announced new emergency rules for the enforcement of mask wearing in schools and businesses.

  • Clark County: 1 male 60s
  • Cook County: 1 male 30s, 1 male 40s, 2 males 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 2 females 80s, 2 females 90s,
  • Ford County: 1 male 80s
  • Iroquois County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s
  • Lake County: 1 female 80s
  • LaSalle County: 1 female 90s, 2 males 90s
  • Madison County: 1 male 90s
  • St. Clair County: 1 male 80s
  • Winnebago County: 1 female 90s

Presently, IDPH is reporting a total of 190,508 cases, including 7,613 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 46,869 specimens for a total of 2,984,618.  The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from July 31 to Aug. 6 is 4.1%.

As of last night, 1,486 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 333 patients were in the ICU and 125 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

State Sets Enforcement Rules For Mask Wearing

 

1:20PM THURSDAY, AUG. 6

1,953 New Cases; Rolling Rate Ticks Up Again

Above are hospital bed availability numbers for Region 8, which includes Kane County. At top is the rolling positivity rate graphic for Region 8, as posted on the IDPH website.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 1,953 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 21 additional confirmed deaths.

  • Bond County: 1 female 60s
  • Cook County: 1 female 30s, 2 males 70s, 2 males 80s
  • DeKalb County: 1 female 60s
  • DuPage County: 1 female 50s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Gallatin County: 1 male 70s
  • Kane County: 1 male 90s
  • Knox County: 1 male 90s
  • Lake County: 1 male 90s
  • Madison County: 1 female 90s
  • Rock Island County: 1 male 80s
  • Saline County: 1 female 60s
  • Union County: 1 male 50s
  • Will County: 1 male 80s
  • Williamson County: 1 unknown 60s

Presently, IDPH is reporting a total of 188,424 cases, including 7,594 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 41,686 specimens for a total of 2,937,749.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from July 30 to Aug. 5 is 4.0%, up from 3.9% yesterday.

The rolling positivity rate for Region 8, which includes Kane County, is at 4.6%.

As of last night, 1,517 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 346 patients were in the ICU and 132 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

 

2:40PM WEDNESDAY, AUG. 5

1,759 New Cases; Count Grows As Week Progresses

Above are the Region 8 bed-capacity dials as posted Wednesday on the IDPH website.

For the second week in a row, the number of cases has grown each day as the week progresses.

The lllinois Department of Public Health today announced 1,759 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 30 additional confirmed deaths.

The statewide daily totals for confirmed cases went from 1,298 on Monday to 1,471 Tuesday to 1,759 today.

Presently, IDPH is reporting a total of 186,471 cases, including 7,573 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 46,668 specimens for a total of 2,896,063.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from July 29 to Aug. 4 is 3.9% — the same as a day ago.

As of last night, 1,552 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 368 patients were in the ICU and 129 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

 

3:15PM TUESDAY AUG. 4

1,471 New Cases; 42,000 Tests in 1 Day

The lllinois Department of Public Health today announced 1,471 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 19 additional confirmed deaths.

Presently, IDPH is reporting a total of 184,712 cases, including 7,545 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 42,598 specimens for a total of 2,849,395.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from July 28 to Aug. 3 is 3.9% — that’s down 1/10th of 1% from yesterday’s figure.

As of last night, 1,496 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 365 patients were in the ICU and 125 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

Regional Metrics Updated

The Regional COVID-19 Resurgence metrics were updated today (Tuesday, Aug. 4).

Regiona 8, which includes Kane and DuPage counties, is at 4.7% seven-day positivity rate.

 

2:30PM MONDAY, AUG. 3

1,298 New Cases; State Launches Mask-Awareness Campaign

Above is the seven-day rolling average for Region 8.

The state of Illinois launched a mask-awareness campaign today with the slogan, “It only works if your wear it.” Click here for details.

The lllinois Department of Public Health today announced 1,298 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 10 additional confirmed deaths.

Presently, IDPH is reporting a total of 183,241 cases, including 7,526 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 28,475 specimens for a total of 2,806,797.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from July 27 to Aug. 2 is 4.0%. The state’s positivity rate has increased steadily in the past month, since its lowest point during that time period: 2.5% on July 7.

As of last night, 1,418 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 347 patients were in the ICU and 132 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

In Region 8, which includes Kane and DuPage counties, the seven-day positivity rate rose to 4.8%, according to the Illinois Regional COVID-19 Resurgence Criteria web page.

 

7:50PM SUNDAY, AUG. 2

181,943 Cases, 7,517 Deaths Statewide

As of Sunday, the coronavirus.illinois.gov page is showing a total of 181,943 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 7,517 deaths since the pandemic began.

That’s 3,106 new cases and 22 new deaths over the weekend.

 

3:10PM FRIDAY, JULY 31

1,941 New Cases as 11 Counties Warned

The hospital admissions rate is up for Region 8, which includes Kane and DuPage Counties.

On a day when the Illinois Department of Public Health warned 11 counties that they were at the warning level for COVID-19 mitigations, the IDPH announced 1,941 new confirmed cases of coronavirus in Illinois, including 21 additional confirmed deaths.

Presently, IDPH is reporting a total of 178,837 cases, including 7,495 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 49,782 specimens for a total of 2,699,568.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from July 24  to July 30 is 3.9% — that’s up a 10th of 1% from yesterday’s report.

As of last night, 1,369 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 346 patients were in the ICU and 148 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

11 Counties Warned

 

4PM THURSDAY, JULY 30

COVID Cases Spiking Again; 1,772 New Confirmed Cases Thursday

The above chart shows the seven-day rolling average for Region 8, which includes Kane and DuPage counties, has increased three straight days as of July 27. This is the graphic that appears on the IDPH website as of 4 p.m. Thursday, July 30.

This graphic is from the state’s coronavirus.illinois.gov page and was updated at noon Thursday, July 30.

The number of daily COVID-19 confirmed cases is trending up again, but the positivity rate is holding steady as of Thursday.

This graphic shows hospital availability for Region 8.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 1,772 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 18 additional confirmed deaths.

Presently, IDPH is reporting a total of 176,896 cases, including 7,478 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 41,134 specimens for a total of 2,649,786.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from July 23 to July 29 is 3.8% — the same rolling rate as reported Tuesday and Wednesday.

As of last night, 1,452 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 353 patients were in the ICU and 149 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

 

1:50PM WEDNESDAY, JULY 29

Case Count Ticks Up To 1,393 on Wednesday

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 1,393 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 18 additional confirmed deaths.

The case count total is an uptick after six days of declining daily totals statewide.

Presently, IDPH is reporting a total of 175,124 cases, including 7,462 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 38,187 specimens for a total of 2,608,652.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from July 22 to July 28 is 3.8%. That’s the same rate reported yesterday.

As of last night, 1,491 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 355 patients were in the ICU and 152 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

State Puts Restrictions on Sports; IHSA Makes Adjustments

 

4PM TUESDAY, JULY 28

1,076 New Cases, Totals Trending in Right Direction 

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 1,076 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 30 additional confirmed deaths.

Region 8 has seen five days of positivity increases and two days of hospital admission increases.

The daily case count is a trend in the right direction. Case totals statewide were 1,231 on Monday, 2,967 over the two-day weekend (1,483 average per day), 1,532 on Friday and 1,624 on Thursday.

Presently, IDPH is reporting a total of 173,731 cases, including 7,446 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 28,331 specimens for a total of 2,570,465.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from July 21 to July 27 is 3.8%.

Region 8’s rolling positivity rate is flat: 4.5% as of July 25,

As of last night, 1,383 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 329 patients were in the ICU and 128 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

 

2PM MONDAY, JULY 27

1,231 New Confirmed Cases Monday; Positivity Rate Climbing

ABOVE: Statewide data on confirmed cases, deaths and testing related to COVID-19.  BELOW: Region 8 data that shows six days of positivity increases.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 1,231 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 18 additional confirmed deaths.

Presently, IDPH is reporting a total of 172,655 cases, including 7,416 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 30,567 specimens for a total of 2,542,134.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from July 20 to July 26 is 3.8%. That’s a fairly big jump since Friday, when the rate was 3.4%.

Kane and DuPage counties make up Region 8 on the state’s resurgence criteria page, which shows a 4.5% seven-day rolling average for the period ending July 24.

As of last night, 1,417 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 350 patients were in the ICU and 124 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.

 

5:30PM SUNDAY, JULY 26

2,967 New Cases, 14 New Deaths Over Weekend

The state of Illinois coronavirus webpage shows 171,424 positive tests confirmed and 7,398 total deaths as of 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

That represents 2,967 new cases and 14 new deaths since Friday.

 

3:30PM FRIDAY, JULY 24

1,532 New Cases as 4 Counties Hit Warning Level

Kane County (left) is the only suburban collar county that has no warnings in any category. Neighbor DuPage (right), which shares Region 8 with Kane County, has a warning in the “New Cases Per 100,000” category because it is just over the 50 limit.

On the day the Illinois Department of Public Health alerted four counties that they are at the warning level for COVID-19 numbers, health officials announced 1,532 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease statewide, including 19 additional confirmed deaths.

Presently, IDPH is reporting a total of 168,457 cases, including 7,385 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 44,330 specimens for a total of 2,432,523.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from July 17 to July 23 is 3.4%.

As of last night, 1,471 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 325 patients were in the ICU and 115 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

2PM THURSDAY, JULY 23

Numbers Going Up; 1,624 New Cases Thursday, Positivity Rate 3.4%

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 1,624 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 20 additional confirmed deaths.

After 955 new cases Tuesday, the state reported 1,598 new cases on Wednesday.

According to WGN, today’s 1,624 new cases represent the highest daily number of cases since May 25, when 1,713 were reported.

Presently, IDPH is reporting a total of 166,925 cases, including 7,367 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 39,706 specimens for a total of 2,388,193.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from July 16  to July 22 is 3.4%.

The Region 8 positivity rate is at 4.2% as of July 20, according to the Illinois Regional COVID-19 Resurgence Criteria webpage.

As of last night, 1,473 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 309 patients were in the ICU and 135 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

 

3:30PM WEDNESDAY, JULY 22

1,598 New Cases; Pritzker Warns of ‘Additional Mitigations’

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker went back on TV Wednesday to give a warning about COVID-19 mitigation.

Above is the seven-day rolling rate for Region 4, as posted on the state website.

Above is the seven-day rolling rate for Region 8, which includes Kane and DuPage counties.

On a day when the Illinois Department of Public Health announced 1,598 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 23 additional confirmed deaths, Gov. JB Pritzker went back on TV to warn of “additional mitigations” if any of the state’s 11 regions don’t hit their metrics numbers.

IDPH is reporting a total of 165,301 cases, including 7,347 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 39,633 specimens for a total of 2,348,487.  The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from July 15 to July 21 is 3.2% — up from previous days.

As of last night, 1,456 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 337 patients were in the ICU and 132 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

Pritzker said one downstate region is “dangerously close” to missing the metrics mark. A quick look at the IDPH’s Regional COVID-19 Resurgence Criteria webpage shows Region 4’s seven-day rolling average at 6.9%, as of July 19, the most recent data on the dashboard.

Kane County and DuPage County make up Region 8, where the positivity rate has stayed fairly stable, although it had a slight uptick in the seven-day rolling rate to 4.0% as of July 19.

 

4:15PM TUESDAY, JULY 21

New Cases Dip Under 1,000 For 1st Time in 6 Days

Above is the hospital admissions seven-day rolling average for Region 8, which includes Kane and DuPage counties.

This graphic shows statewide confirmed cases, confirmed deaths, total tests performed and recovery rate since the IDPH began sharing COVID-19 data.

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Illinois dropped under 1,000 for the first time in six days, a positive trend, if only for a day.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 955 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease  in Illinois, including 23 additional confirmed deaths.

Kane County and DuPage County are in Region 8. Click here for region metrics.

Presently, IDPH is reporting a total of 163,703 cases, including 7,324 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 29,745 specimens for a total of 2,308,854.  The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from July 14 to July 20 is 3.1%.

As of last night, 1,466 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 320 patients were in the ICU and 142 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice’s IYC St. Charles facility is reporting 16 new cases of COVID-19 in staff and three new cases among the youth prompting increased mitigation and infection control measures. (See related article below.)

This week Chester Mental Health Center in Randolph County reported 27 staff and five residents with newly confirmed cases of COVID-19. Shapiro Developmental in Kankakee County reported 1 resident and 6 staff of newly confirmed cases of COVID-19. Full infection control measures are in operation at these facilities for both residents and staff.

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.

9PM MONDAY, JULY 20

1,173 New Confirmed Cases Monday; 5th Straight Day Over 1,000

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 1,173 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including six additional confirmed deaths.

Region 8 (Kane and DuPage) hospital availability.

Presently, IDPH is reporting a total of 162,748 cases, including 7,301 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 34,598 specimens for a total of 2,279,109.

According to the IDPH, there were 3,414 new cases and 29 new deaths over the weekend.

This is the fifth straight day of more than 1,000 cases statewide.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from July 13 to July 19 is 3.0%.

As of last night, 1,410 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 308 patients were in the ICU and 133 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

 

3PM THURSDAY, JULY 16

1,257 New Confirmed Cases; Kane-DuPage Region Numbers OK

Statewide 3-Day Rolling Average

Region 8 (Kane-DuPage) 3-Day Rolling Average

For the second day in a row, the Illinois Department of Public Health has announced new confirmed cases of COVID-19 exceeding 1,000.

Region 8 includes all of Kane and DuPage counties.

The IDPH today announced 1,257 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 25 additional confirmed deaths.

Presently, IDPH is reporting a total of 157,950 cases, including 7,251 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 43,006 specimens for a total of 2,122,607.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from July 9 to July 15 is 3.1% — stead from Wednesday’s reported positivity rate.

As of last night, 1,434 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 311 patients were in the ICU and 127 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

As you can see by the new IDPH graphics, the statewide medical surgical availability is at 44% and the ICU bed availability is at 59%.

Region 8, which includes Kane and DuPage counties, is slightly worse off in terms of availability than the state average but still safely in the green area of the dial. Region 8’s medical surgical availability is at 34% and the ICU bed availability is at 49%.

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

 

3:45PM WEDNESDAY, JULY 15

1,187 New Cases as State Launches New COVID-19 Mitigation Plan

As state officials announced a new coronavirus mitigation plan to prevent a surge of COVID-19 as seen in other parts of the country, the Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 1,187 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease, including eight additional confirmed deaths.

Presently, IDPH is reporting a total of 156,693 cases, including 7,226 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 38,161 specimens for a total of 2,079,601.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from July 8 to July 14 is 3.1%. That’s an increase over the previous day’s rate of 3.0%.

Rolling positivity rate will be one of the metrics used to determine if anyu one of the state’s new 11 regions might be required to roll back some of the openings allowed under Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan.

Another of those metrics will be hospitalization rates.

As of last night, 1,454 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 324 patients were in the ICU and 130 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.

3PM TUESDAY, JULY 14

707 New Confirmed Cases Tuesday

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 707 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 25 additional confirmed deaths.

Presently, IDPH is reporting a total of 155,506 cases, including 7,218 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 28,446 specimens for a total of 2,041,440.  The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from July 7 to July 13 is 3.0%.

The positivity rate for the Northeast Region, which includes Kane County, remains at 4%.

Other states are seeing a spike in the number of cases. The California Department of Public Health, for example, is reporting the seven-day average number of new cases is 8,211 per day.

As of last night, 1,416 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 333 patients were in the ICU and 126 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.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.

 

3:10PM MONDAY, JULY 13

883 New Confirmed Cases, Positivity Rate Goes Up

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 883 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including six additional confirmed deaths.

Presently, IDPH is reporting a total of 154,799 cases, including 7,193 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 30,012 specimens for a total of 2,012,994.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from July 6 to July 12 is 3.0%.

As of last night, 1,362 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 334 patients were in the ICU and 136 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.

 

8PM SUNDAY, JULY 12

43 New Deaths, 2,149 New Cases Over The Weekend

The state of Illinois weekend totals are not supported by news releases on the state of Illinois website, but the Daily Herald reports 954 new cases on Sunday and 1,342 new cases on Saturday, for a total of 153,916 positive cases since the pandemic began.

There are 7,187 deaths reported on the state website, up 43 since the Friday (July 10, 2020) report.

Presently, IDPH is reporting a total of 153,916 cases in 102 counties in Illinois.

The total test performed is at 1,982,982.

According to the Daily Herald, the preliminary seven-day statewide positivity rate stands at 3%, up from 2.3% last Sunday.

 

3PM FRIDAY, JULY 10

1,317 New Confirmed Cases Friday

Illinois public health officials report another uncomforable daily increases in coronavirus cases Friday.
The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 1,317 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 25 additional confirmed deaths.

Presently, IDPH is reporting a total of 151,767 cases, including 7,144 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 32,987 specimens for a total of 1,911,743. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from July 3 to July 9 is 2.9% — also a notable jump from the past several days.

As of last night, 1,436 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 306 patients were in the ICU and 155 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

 

3PM THURSDAY, JULY 9

COVID Cases Continue to Climb; More Than 1,000 Thursday

COVID-19 cases in the state of Illinois continued to climb this week, as the Illinois Department of Public Health announced 1,018 new cases today.

There were 20 additional confirmed deaths, according to the IDPH news release.

Presently, IDPH is reporting a total of 150,450 cases, including 7,119 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 36,180 specimens for a total of 1,878,756.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from July 2 to July 8 is 2.6%.

As of last night, 1,507 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 317 patients were in the ICU and 153 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

 

3PM WEDNESDAY, JULY 8

IDPH Announces Big 1-Day Jump in Confirmed Cases

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 980 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 36 additional confirmed deaths.

That’s a big jump from the previous two days — 615 on Monday and 587 on Tuesday.

Presently, IDPH is reporting a total of 149,432 cases, including 7,099 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 32,742 specimens for a total of 1,842,576.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from July 1 o July 7 is 2.6%.

As of last night, 1,518 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 331 patients were in the ICU and 151 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

 

State Announces Expanded COVID-19 Mobile Testing Program

During a visit to a mobile testing site at Coles Elementary School, Gov. JB Pritzker announced the expansion of the state’s mobile testing operation with 12 COVID-19 mobile testing teams operating throughout Illinois.

These 12 teams will offer mobile testing to residents in hard-hit communities and visit facilities like homeless services centers and nursing homes. The mobile testing sites offer drive-through and walk-up tests free of charge to any Illinois resident who wants to be tested.

In addition to the site operating at Coles Elementary, the remaining testing sites are located in Rock Island, Cicero, Brighton Park, Springfield, and East St. Louis.

The mobile teams and in addition to 11 free, state-run drive through and walk up testing sites across the state, including the testing center at the Premium Outlet Mall in Aurora.

“Conditions here in Illinois have improved, but I urge everyone to remain vigilant,” said Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health Dr. Ngozi Ezike. “We are seeing an increase in new cases in younger populations as more social gatherings and group events occur.

“We know that some individuals with COVID-19 have no or very mild symptoms. Because of that, it is important to test those who may have had a higher risk of exposure, such as being in a larger group or not being able to social distance from people.”

Ezike said one should wait at least a week after the exposure to get tested, if symptoms have not developed.

More than 500 Illinois National Guard members will conclude their missions at the 11 state-run testing sites this month, with contract staffers supporting those sites going forward. The ILNG has operated the community-based testing sites since March 23rd and has administered over 200,000 tests in that time.

Approximately 100 Guard members will remain on duty through the end of July to assist with the transition and other COVID-19 related missions. After turn-over of the testing sites, ILNG service members will be quarantined for two weeks in accordance with recommendations from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH).To find a testing location near you, visit https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/s/testing-sites.

4PM TUESDAY, JULY 7

587 New Confirmed Cases Tuesday; Kane Hitting Targets

Click this link to visit the IDPH County-Level COVID-19 Risk Metrics page.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 587 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois.

Presently, IDPH is reporting a total of 148,452 cases, including 7,063 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 26,994 specimens for a total of 1,809,834.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from June 20 to July 6 is 2.5%.

As of last night, 1,385 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 320 patients were in the ICU and 153 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

According to the IDPH’s COVID-19 County Level Risk Metrics, Kane County is hitting its targets in every category, including new cases per 100,000, number of deaths, test positivity percentage, number of tests performed, ER visits for COVID-19-like illness, hospital admissions for COVID-19-like illness, cluster of cases and ICU beds available.

 

3PM MONDAY, JULY 6

615 New Confirmed Cases Monday

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 614 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois.

Presently, IDPH is reporting a total of 147,865 cases, including 7,026 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 21,134 specimens for a total of 1,782,840. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from June 29 to July 5 is 2.6%.

IDPH Facebook Post

4:15 SUNDAY, JULY 5

7,020 Deaths, 147,251 Total Cases in Illinois

According to coronavirus.illinois.gov, there are 7,020 deaths and 147,251 confirmed cases in Illinois since the pandemic began.

That’s 15 new deaths and 1,501 new cases since Friday.

As of today, the positivity rate for the Northeast Region, which includes Kane County, remains at 4%.

 

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