COVID-19 ILLINOIS: 4,000 New Cases, 46 Deaths; 2,758 in Hospitals

COVID-19 ILLINOIS: 4,000 New Cases, 46 Deaths; 2,758 in Hospitals

2:15PM TUESDAY, OCT. 27

4,000 New Cases, 46 Deaths; 2,758 in Hospitals

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported 4,000 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 46 additional deaths.

  • Adams County: 1 female 70s
  • Carroll County: 1 male 90s
  • Clinton County: 1male 60s, 1 male 80s
  • Coles County: 1 female 90s
  • Cook County: 1 male 60s, 2 females 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
  • DuPage County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 80s
  • Jefferson County: 1 female 90s
  • Jo Daviess County: 2 females 90s
  • Kane County: 1 male 80s
  • Knox County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
  • LaSalle County: 2 female 80s
  • Macon County: 1 female 70s
  • Madison County: 1 female 80s
  • Mason County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
  • McLean County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 90s
  • Moultrie County: 1 female 50s
  • Pike County: 1 female 70s
  • Richland County: 2 females 90s
  • Rock Island County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • St. Clair County: 1 male 70s
  • Vermilion County: 1 male 70s
  • Warren County: 1 male 60s
  • Wayne County: 1 male 90s
  • Whiteside County: 1 female 80s
  • Will County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s
  • Williamson County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 80s
  • Woodford County: 1 male 90s

IDPH is reporting a total of 382,985 cases, including 9,568 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Oct. 20 to Oct. 26 is 6.4%.

The seven-day test positivity rate for Kane/DuPage Region 8 remains at 9.5%. The region’s average of hospitalizations has been on the rise, as well, with eight days of hospital admissions increases.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 62,074 specimens for a total 7,388,290.

As of last night, 2,758 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 595 patients were in the ICU and 241 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

Chicago Region 11 Will Go on COVID-19 Mitigations

 

12:50PM MONDAY, OCT. 26

4,729 New Cases Monday; Region 8 Positivity 9.5%

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported 4,729 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 17 additional deaths.

  • Adams County: 1 female 80s
  • Cook County: 1 male 30s, 1 male 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 2 female 80s, 2 male 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
  • Lake County: 1 female 90s
  • Peoria County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s

IDPH is reporting a total of 378,985 cases, including 9,522 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Oct. 19 to Oct. 25 is 6.3% — up from 5.6% Friday.

The seven-day test positivity rate for Region 8 — Kane and DuPage counties — is up to 9.5%, according to the IDPH COVID-19 Regional Resurgence Criteria page.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 57,264 specimens for a total 7,326,216.

As of last night, 2,638 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 589 patients were in the ICU and 238 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

Region 4, Region 10 Added To IDPH Mitigations List

 

5:20PM SUNDAY, OCT. 25

10,223 New Cases, 87 Deaths Over Weekend; Region 8 Test Positivity 9.4%

There were 10,223 new cases and 87 new deaths on Saturday and Sunday, according to the Illinois Departent of Public Health coronavirus.illinois.gov website.

The statewide totals are 374,256 positive cases and 9,505 deaths since the pandemic began.

The Region 8 (Kane and DuPage counties) test positivity is 9.4%, according to the Illinois Regional COVID-19 Resurgence page.

The seven-day average of hospital admissions in Region 8 has gone up eight straight days.

 

1:40PM FRIDAY, OCT. 23

3,874 New Cases, 31 Deaths; Region 8 Test Positivity 9.4%

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported 3,874 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 31 additional deaths.

  • Adams County: 1 female 70s
  • Christian County: 1 male 40s, 1 female 80s
  • Clark County: 1 female 80s
  • Clinton County: 1 male 90s
  • Cook County: 1 male 30s, 1 female 90s
  • DeWitt County: 1 female 70s
  • Jefferson County: 1 male 60s
  • Kane County: 1 female 70s
  • Kankakee County: 1 male 60s
  • Lake County: 1 female 70s
  • LaSalle County: 2 females 90s
  • Macon County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
  • Madison County: 1 female 80s
  • McLean County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Rock Island County: 1 male 90s
  • Sangamon County: 1 male 70s
  • Shelby County: 1 female 70s
  • St. Clair County: 1 male 80s
  • Tazewell County: 1 male 80s
  • Vermilion County: 2 males 70s
  • Warren County: 1 male 90s
  • White County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 90s
  • Will County: 1 female 70s

IDPH is reporting a total of 364,033 cases, including 9,418 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Oct. 16 o Oct. 22 is 5.6%.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 82,256 specimens for a total of 7,113,338.

As of last night, 2,498 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 511 patients were in the ICU and 197 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

51 Counties Now on Warning List

Region 1 in Northwest Illinois Gets Added Mitigations

 

2:20PM THURSDAY, OCT. 22

4,942 New Cases, 44 Deaths; Region 8 Test Positivity 9.4%

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported 4,942 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 44 additional deaths.

  • Carroll County: 1 female 90s
  • Christian County: 1 male 90s
  • Clay County: 1 female 70s
  • Cook County: 1 male 40s, 1 male 50s, 3 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 2 females 90s, 1 male 90s
  • DeWitt County: 1 male 70s
  • DuPage County: 1 male 40s, 1 female 80s
  • Effingham County: 1 male 90s
  • Jefferson County: 1 male 80s
  • Kane County: 1 female 70s
  • Knox County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
  • LaSalle County: 1 female 80s
  • Marion County: 1 female 90s
  • McDonough County: 1 male 70s
  • Peoria County: 1 female 90s
  • Randolph County: 1 female 80s
  • Richland County: 1 male 80s
  • Sangamon County: 1 female 80s
  • Shelby County: 1 male 70s
  • St. Clair County: 1 male 90s
  • Tazewell County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s
  • Wayne County: 1 male 80s
  • White County: 1 female 80s
  • Winnebago County: 1 female 50s, 1 male 50s, 2 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 3 males 80s

The Chicago Tribune says the 4,942 new cases is the single highest one-day total.

IDPH is reporting a total of 360,159 cases, including 9,387 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Oct. 15 to Oct. 21 is 5.7% — and positivity rates are rising throughout our area.

According to the IDPH Resurgence page, Region 8 (Kane and DuPage counties) has a seven-day positivity rate of 9.4%. Kane County’s seven-day rolling rate is 12.1%.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 80,977 specimens for a total of 7,031,082.

As of last night, 2,463 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 525 patients were in the ICU and 212 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

 

2PM WEDNESDAY, OCT. 21

4,342 New Cases, 69 Deaths; Region 8 at 9.2% Test Positivity

The Illinois Department of Public Health website today reported 4,342 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 69 additional deaths.

  • Christian County: 1 female 80s
  • Clark County: 1 male 90s
  • Clay County: 1 male 80s
  • Clinton County: 1 male 80s
  • Cook County: 2 females 60s, 2 males 60s, 2 males 70s, 3 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s, 2 males 90s
  • DuPage County: 1 male 30s, 1 female 40s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s
  • Fayette County: 1 male 80s
  • Ford County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 90s
  • Franklin County: 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Fulton County: 1 male 90s
  • Hancock County: 1 male 60s
  • Jackson County: 1 male 70s
  • Kane County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 80s
  • Kendall County: 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Knox County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 90s
  • Lake County: 1 female 70s
  • Macon County:1 female 90s
  • Madison County: 1 male 80s
  • Marion County: 2 males 70s, 1 male 80s
  • McDonough County: 1 female 80s
  • Peoria County: 1 female 40s, 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s
  • Richland County: 1 male 80s
  • Saline County: 2 females 80s
  • Sangamon County: 1 male 80s
  • Shelby County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 70s
  • St. Clair County: 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Vermilion County: 1 female 70s
  • Whiteside County: 2 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Will County: 1 female 50s, 1 male 80s
  • Williamson County: 1 female 90s
  • Winnebago County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 female 100+
  • Woodford County: 2 females 90s, 1 male 90s

The surge bed availability in Region 8 is 33%, according to the IDPH.

IDPH is reporting a total of 355,217 cases, including 9,345 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Oct. 14 to Oct.20 is 5.7%.

The seven-day  test positivity rate for Region 8 — which will go into resurgence mitigatioin Friday — is 9.2%. Kane County’s seven-day rolling rate is 11.8%.

Region 7 (Will and Kankakee counties) and Region 8 (Kane and DuPage counties) will begin resurgence mitigation protocols Friday.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 66,791 specimens for a total of 6,950,105.

As of last night, 2,338 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 502 patients were in the ICU and 194 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

 

2:20PM TUESDAY, OCT. 20

3,714 New Cases, 41 Deaths; 2,261 in Hospitals; Kane Likely To See Mitigations

 

Kane County will be put on COVID-19 Resurgence protocols, following data posted today on the Illinois Department of Public Health website.

Region 8, which includes Kane and DuPage counties, is at 9% seven-day test positivity rate, the third straight day at or over 8%. That is one of the primary criteria for a region going into additional restrictions to bars, restaurants and social gatherings.

Gov. JB Pritzker and Dr. Ngozi Ezike made the announcement in a news conference at 2:20 p.m.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported 3,714 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 41 additional deaths.

  • Boone County: 1 male 90s
  • Clark County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Cook County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • DuPage County: 1 female 70s
  • Fayette County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
  • Henry County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s
  • Jo Daviess County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Kane County: 1 male 80s
  • Lake County: 1 male 40s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 90s
  • Macoupin County: 1 male 80s
  • Marion County: 1 male 80s
  • McLean County: 1 female 90s
  • Peoria County: 2 female 80s
  • Richland County: 1 male 80s
  • Rock Island County: 1 male 70s
  • Sangamon County: 3 female 80s, 2 male 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Tazewell County: 1 male 50s, 1 80s
  • Wayne County: 1 male 70s
  • Will County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Winnebago County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s

IDPH is reporting a total of 350,875 cases, including 9,277 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Oct. 13 to Oct. 19 is 5.5%.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 59,077 specimens for a total of 6,883,314.

As of last night, 2,261 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 489 patients were in the ICU and 195 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

IDPH Puts Region 8, Region 7 on Mitigations

 

2:40PM MONDAY, OCT. 19

3,113 New Cases, 22 Deaths Monday; 2,096 in Hospitals

Above are hospital availability and three-day rolling average for Region 8, Kane and DuPage counties.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported 3,113 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 22 additional deaths.

  • Carroll County: 1 female 90s
  • Cook County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
  • DuPage County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s
  • Fayette County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
  • LaSalle County: 1 female 80s
  • Livingston County: 1 male 80s
  • Monroe County: 1 male 80s
  • Montgomery County: 1 male 80s
  • Peoria County: 1 male 90s
  • Wayne County: 1 male 90s
  • Whiteside County: 1 female 90s
  • Will County: 1 female 70s
  • Williamson County: 1 male 70s
  • Woodford County: 1 female 80s

IDPH is reporting a total of 347,161 cases, including 9,236 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Oct. 12 to Oct. 18 is 5.4%.

The test positivity rate from Region 8 — Kane and DuPage counties — is at 8.5%. Kane County’s seven-day test positivity rate is at 10.9%.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 48,684 specimens for a total of 6,824,237.

As of last night, 2,096 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 485 patients were in the ICU and 179 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

Region 5 Hit With Resurgence Mitigation

 

5:30PM SATURDAY, OCT. 17

27 Deaths, 3,629 New Cases on Saturday; Region 8 at 8.4% Positivity Rate

There has been no Sunday update on the Illinois coronavirus update  a of 5:30 p.m. Sunday, but there were 27 deaths and 3,629 new cases on Saturday, bringing statewide totals to 339,803 confirmed tess and 9,192 deaths.

Region 8 is at 8.4% for the seven-day tes positivity rate. That’s over the 8% that would add mitigations to our area.

3PM FRIDAY, OCT. 16

Another Record 4,554 New Cases; 38 Additional Deaths; Positivity Rate, Hospitalizations Rising

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported another record in single-day in positive cases — 4,554 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois.

Yesterday, the IDPH reported 4,015 new cases, then the highest one-day total.

The IDPH reported 38 additional confirmed deaths.

  • Christian County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Clay County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 80s
  • Cook County: 1 female 40s, 3 male 50s, 1 female 70s, 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s
  • DuPage County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s
  • Fayette County: 1 male 80s
  • Ford County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Jefferson County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 90s
  • JoDaviess County: 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Lake County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s
  • Lawrence County: 1 male 70s
  • Madison County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s
  • McHenry County: 1 female 60s
  • Ogle County: 1 male 70s
  • Richland County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 90s
  • Rock Island County: 1 male 60s
  • Sangamon County: 1 female 80s
  • St. Clair County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
  • Wayne County: 1 male 90s
  • Will County: 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Williamson County: 1 male 70s

IDPH is reporting a total of 336,174 cases, including 9,165 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Oct. 9 to Oct. 15 is 5.1% — up for 4.9% a day ago.

The seven-day test positivity rate for Region 8 — Kane and DuPage counies — rose to 7.4%. State resurgence mitigations go into effect if a region exceeds 8%.

Kane County’s seven-day rolling average is up o 9.2%, with a single-day test-positivity rate of 15.5% on Oct. 13, the most-recent data presented on the IDPH chart.

Earlier today, Kane County was among 34 counties on the IDPH warning list.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 87,759 specimens for a total of 6,618,768.

As of last night, 2,016 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 410 patients were in the ICU and 151 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

IDPH is including both molecular and antigen tests in the number of statewide total test performed in Illinois.

Previously, due to the limited number of antigen tests and limited information about antigen test accuracy, antigen tests were not included in the total number (which comprised less than 1% of total tests performed).

Antigen tests, like BinaxNOW™, are now becoming more readily available, therefore, IDPH will include both molecular and antigen tests in its total number of tests starting Oct. 15, 2020.

Kane County Among 32 on IDPH Warning List

KCDH: Residents Must Change Behaviors

 

3:20PM THURSDAY, OCT. 15

Record-Breaking 4,015 New Cases; 53 COVID-19 Deaths

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported 4,015 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 53 additional confirmed deaths.

On Sept. 4, 2020, IDPH reported 5,368 new cases of COVID-19 after a slowdown in data processing delayed reporting of some additional aggregate numbers. Cases not reported in the previous several days were included in the Sept. 4, 2020 total.

The slowdown did not affect the reporting of positive or negative results to individuals in any way.

  • Adams County: 1 female 80s
  • Bureau County: 1 male 70s
  • Carroll County: 1 female 70s
  • Champaign County: 1 female 60s
  • Christian County: 1 female 60s
  • Clark County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s
  • Clay County: 1 male 70s, 2 females 80
  • Cook County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 3 males 70s, 3 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 2 males 90s
  • DuPage County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Fayette County: 1 male 80s
  • Jackson County: 1 female 70
  • Jefferson County: 1 female 90s
  • Kane County: 2 males 80s
  • Kendall County: 1 male 60s
  • Knox County: 1 male 20s
  • Lawrence County: 1 male 80s
  • Marion County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • McLean County: 1 male 60s
  • Moultrie County: 1 male 70s
  • Peoria County: 1 female 90s
  • Richland County: 1 female 60s
  • Rock Island County: 1 female 70s
  • Saline County: 1 female 70s
  • Shelby County: 1 male 70s
  • St. Clair County: 1 female 80s
  • Tazewell County: 1 female 70s
  • Wabash County: 1 female 60s
  • Wayne County: 1 male 70s
  • Will County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Winnebago County: 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s

IDPH is reporting a total of 331,620 cases, including 9,127 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Oct. 9 to Oct. 14 is 4.9%.

Region 8 — Kane and DuPage counties — is recording a test positivity rate of 7.0%. Kane County’s seven-day rolling rate is at 8.1%, with a single-date test-positivity rate of 10.6% on Oct. 12.

These graphics show IDPH data for Region 8, Kane and DuPage counties.

Region 8 hospitalizatons related to COVID-19-like symptoms are up, as well over the most-recent four-day period.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 67,086 specimens for a total of 6,531,009.

As of last night, 1,932 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 388 patients were in the ICU and 147 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

Starting today, IDPH is including both molecular and antigen tests in the number of statewide total test performed in Illinois.

Previously, due to the limited number of antigen tests and limited information about antigen test accuracy, antigen tests were not included in the total number (which comprised less than 1% of total tests performed).

Antigen tests, like BinaxNOW™, are now becoming more readily available. Therefore, IDPH will include both molecular and antigen tests in its total number of tests starting Oct. 15, 2020.

 

3:10PM WEDNESDAY, OCT. 14

2,862 New Cases, 49 Deaths; Positivity Rate Up to 4.6% Statewide

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported 2,862 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 49 additional confirmed deaths.

  • Adams County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • Christian County: 1 male 60s
  • Coles County: 1 male 80s
  • Cook County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 3 males 90s
  • DeKalb County: 1 female 60s
  • DuPage County: 2 females 80s
  • Ford County: 1 female 80s
  • Franklin County: 1 female 100+
  • Jefferson County: 1 male 70s
  • Jersey County: 1 female 90s
  • Jo Daviess County: 1 female 90s
  • Kane County: 1 male 80s
  • Knox County: 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s
  • Logan County: 2 male 80s
  • Madison County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s
  • Marion County: 1 male 80s
  • Marshall County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
  • Peoria County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Randolph County: 1 male 80s
  • Rock Island County: 2 males 60s
  • Sangamon County: 1 male 50s, 2 males 70s
  • St. Clair County: 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Vermilion County: 1 male 80s
  • Will County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 2 female 90s
  • Winnebago County: 1 female 40s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Woodford County: 1 female 60s

IDPH is reporting a total of 327,605 cases, including 9,074 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Oct. 7 to Oct. 13 is 4.6%.

Region 1, which includes Rockford and Galena, is under state mitigation regulations and is showing a rising test-positivity rate.

Region 8 — Kane and DuPage counties — is up to 6.7% seven-day rolling rate. A region can go under state mitigation regulations if that number exceeds 8%.

DuPage’s positivity rate is at 6.2%; Kane’s is at 7.6%.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 52,669 specimens for a total of 6,463,923.

As of last night, 1,974 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 390 patients were in the ICU and 153 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

 

12:55PM TUESDAY, OCT. 13

2,851 New Cases as State Passes 9,000 COVID-19-Associated Deaths

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported 2,851 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 29 additional confirmed deaths.

“More than 9,000 Illinoisans — our mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, family, friends, and neighbors — have had their lives cut short by COVID-19, leaving tens of thousands more to grieve loved ones lost too soon,” said Gov. JB Pritzker.  “As we pause today to mourn these individual and collective losses, may we find strength in the tools we have to protect our communities: wearing a mask, watching our distance, and respecting public health and each other.

“My heart breaks for all those who have lost a loved one in this battle we never asked to fight. May their memories be for a blessing.”

IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said Illinoisans can help slow the spread and reduce the number of people who become sick with COVID-19 by wearing your mask, washing your hands, and watching your distance.

“After nine months of battling this virus and hearing the updates each day, many of us forget that the hospitalizations and deaths are more than just numbers,” she said. “They are our family, friends, and loved ones who have been directly impacted by COVID-19, which continues to spread.”

  • Bond County: 1 male 70s
  • Clay County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
  • Cook County: 1 female 40s, 1 female 60s, 4 males 60s, 2 females 70s, 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s
  • DeWitt County: 1 male 70s
  • DuPage County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s
  • Fayette County: 1 female 90s
  • Lake County: 1 female 50s
  • McLean County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 90s
  • St. Clair County: 1 female 60s, 2 males 80s
  • Warren County: 1 male 80s
  • Will County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 60s

IDPH is reporting a total of 324,743 cases, including 9,026 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Oct. 6 to Oct. 12 is 4.5%.

The seven-day rolling rate for Region 8, which includes Kane and DuPage counties, is 6.3%. Hospitalizations for COVID-19-like illness have rising in Region 8 since Sept. 30, according to the IDPH Regional Resurgence page.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 55,993 specimens for a total of 6,411,254.

As of last night, 1,848 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 406 patients were in the ICU and 160 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

 

2:45PM MONDAY, OCT. 12

8,382 New Cases Since Friday; Test Positivity Rate Rising Quickly

Illinois show 8,382 new coronavirus cases and 52 additional deaths in the past three days, as well as a quick rise in the test positively rates statewide and locally, according to data posted on the coronavirus.Illinois.gov website and the Illinois Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 Regional Resurgence page,

Statewide, the seven-day test positivity rate is 4.3%. It was at 3.8% Friday and had dropped as low as 3.4% on Tuesday, Oct. 6.

According to the Centers for Disease Control website, Illinois is showing the fourth-highest number of new cases in the last seven days, at 17,908.

During that time period, Texas recorded the highest number of cases, at 26,584, followed by California (22,850), Wisconsin (18,387) and Illinois.

The test positivity rate for Region 8 — Kane and DuPage counties — is at 6.3% as of Friday, the most-recent data. The single-day test positivity rate on Friday was 7.7% for the region.

Kane County’s most-recent seven-day rolling rate is 7.0%, while DuPage is at 5.8%.

 

2:45PM FRIDAY, OCT. 9

2,818 New Confirmed Cases, 35 Additional Deaths Friday

COVID-19 is still present in Illinois, be sure to properly wear your face covering and help prevent the spread of this deadly virus.

Posted by Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) on Friday, October 9, 2020

 

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported 2,818 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 35 additional confirmed deaths.

  • Coles County: 1 female 90s
  • Cook County: 1 male 40s, 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 2 males 70s, 2 female 80s, 3 males 80s
  • DuPage County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s
  • Ford County: 1 male 90s
  • Lake County: 1 female 100+
  • Logan County: 1 female 50s
  • Macon County: 1 male 80s
  • Marion County: 1 female 90s
  • Marshall County: 1 female 90s
  • McLean County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 70s
  • Monroe County: 1 female 90s
  • Sangamon County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 80s
  • St. Clair County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Tazewell County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 70s, 2 males 80s
  • Warren County: 1 female 80s
  • Wayne County: 1 female 70s
  • Will County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 90s
  • Williamson County: 1 male 70s

IDPH is reporting a total of 313,518 cases, including 8,945 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Oct. 2 to Oct. 8 is 3.8%.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 71,599 specimens for a total of 6,177,379.

As of last night, 1,812 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 395 patients were in the ICU and 153 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

26 Illinois Counties on Warning List

COVID-19 Mitigations Continue For Region 1

 

2:45PM THURSDAY, OCT. 8

3,059 New Confirmed Cases, 32 Deaths Thursday

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported 3,059 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 32 additional confirmed deaths.

It was the first time since mid-May that the statewide number of cases has exceded 3,000 in a single day.

The deaths by county are as follows:

  • Adams County: 1 male 90s
  • Champaign County: 1 male 30s, 1 female 90s
  • Clark County: 1 female 80s
  • Clay County: 1 male 70s
  • Coles County: 1 female 80s
  • Cook County: 1 male 50s, 2 female 60s, 3 female 80s
  • DuPage County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
  • Fayette County: 1 female 70s
  • Greene County: 1 female 80s
  • Kane County: 2 males 70s, 1 female 80s
  • Livingston County: 1 male 50s
  • McLean County: 1 male 80s
  • Montgomery County: 1 female 80s
  • Saline County: 1 male 60s
  • Sangamon County: 1 male 50s
  • Shelby County: 1 female 90s
  • St. Clair County: 1 male 50s
  • Tazewell County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Vermilion County: 1 male 70s
  • Will County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s
  • Winnebago County: 1 female 90s

IDPH is reporting a total of 310,700 cases, including 8,910 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Oct. 1 to Oct. 7 is 3.7%.

The Region 8 (Kane and DuPage counties) test positivity rate is 4.9%. DuPage is at 4.5% and Kane at 5.6%, according to the IDPH COVID-19 Resurgence Metrics page.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 72,491 specimens for a total of 6,105,780.

As of last night, 1,755 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 392 patients were in the ICU and 163 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

 

3:45PM WEDNESDAY, OCT. 7

2,630 New Cases, 42 New Deaths; Illinois Passes 6 Million COVID-19 Tests

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported 2,630 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 42 additional confirmed deaths.

  • Bureau County: 1 female 40s
  • Champaign County: 1 female 80s
  • Christian County: 1 female 70s, 2 males 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Clinton County: 1 female 80s
  • Coles County: 1 female 80s
  • Cook County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 2 males 90s
  • DuPage County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
  • Franklin County: 1 male 90s
  • Kane County: 1 female 70s
  • Kankakee County: 1 male 70s
  • Madison County: 1 female 90s
  • Marion County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
  • Perry County: 1 female 60s
  • Randolph County: 1 male 70s
  • Rock Island County: 1 male 70s
  • Saline County: 1 female 80s
  • Sangamon County: 1 male 90s
  • Shelby County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s
  • St. Clair County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Tazewell County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • Wabash County: 1 male 70s
  • Will County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 female 70s, 2 females 90s
  • Williamson County: 1 female 90s

IDPH is reporting a total of 307,641 cases, including 8,878 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Sept. 30 to Oct. 6 is 3.5%.

Region 8 — Kane and DuPage counties — has a test positivity rate of 4.8% as of today.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 58,820 specimens for a total of 6,033,289.

As of last night, 1,679 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 372 patients were in the ICU and 165 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

 

2PM TUESDAY, OCT. 6

1,617 New Cases, 32 Deaths Tuesday; Region 8 Tallies 4.8% Positivity Rate

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported 1,617 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 32 additional confirmed deaths.

  • Boone County: 1 female 90s
  • Bureau County: 1 male 80s
  • Clinton County: 1 female 70s
  • Coles County: 2 males 70s
  • Cook County: 1 male 60s, 2 males 70s, 3 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • DeKalb County: 1 male 80s
  • DuPage County: 1 male 30s, 1 male 70s
  • Grundy County: 1 male 60s
  • Kane County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
  • Lake County: 1 male 40s
  • Logan County: 1 female 80s
  • Marion County: 1 male 70s
  • Monroe County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s
  • Pike County: 1 female 90s
  • Richland County: 1 male 80s
  • Schuyler County: 1 female 60s
  • St. Clair County: 1 female 80s
  • Tazewell County: 1 male 80s
  • Will County: 1 female 70s
  • Winnebago County: 1 male 80s, 1 female 100+

IDPH is reporting a total of 305,011 cases, including 8,836 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Sept. 29 to Oct. 5 is 3.4%.

The test positivity rate for Region 8 — Kane and DuPage counties — is 4.8%.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 49,513 specimens for a total of 5,974,469.

As of last night, 1,673 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 384 patients were in the ICU and 159 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

Chicago No-Travel List Expands

SOURCE: city of Chicago news release

Chicago’s travel order now consists of 21 states and Puerto Rico.

Travelers from the following states and territories should quarantine upon arrival in Chicago: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

The list is updated every Tuesday and goes into effect the following Friday at 12:01 a.m.

Travelers entering or returning to Chicago from states experiencing a surge in new COVID-19 cases are asked to quarantine for a 14-day period from the time of last contact within the identified state.

The Order does apply to individuals coming from Wisconsin to Chicago for non-work purposes and Chicago residents returning from Wisconsin, unless they are deemed an essential worker.

Individuals traveling through Wisconsin on their way to Chicago from a state not on the list do not need to quarantine if they were in Wisconsin for less than 24 hours. Individuals who travel to Wisconsin, even if for less than 24 hours, still need to quarantine upon returning unless deemed an essential worker.

Indiana is seeing a daily case average of over 15 cases/100k/day. To allow residents enough time to plan travel to this border state, it has been added to a warning list. If Indiana is unable to bring down the daily case average in the next week, they will be added to the quarantine list. Chicago residents are strongly advised to not travel to Indiana.

 

12:10PM MONDAY, OCT. 5

1,853 New Confirmed Cases, 14 Deaths Monday

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported 1,853 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 14 additional confirmed deaths.

  • Champaign County: 1 female 90s
  • Christian County: 1 male 80s
  • Cook County: 2 males 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
  • DuPage County: 1 female 80s
  • Fayette County: 1 male 90s
  • Knox County: 1 male 50s
  • Monroe County: 1 male 80s
  • Wayne County: 1 male 50s
  • Williamson County: 1 female 70s
  • Winnebago County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 100+

IDPH is reporting a total of 303,394 cases, including 8,805 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Sept. 28 to Oct. 4 is 3.4%.

Region 8’s test positivity rate is down to 4.9%. Region 8 includes Kane and DuPage counties.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 38,538 specimens for a total of 5,924,956.

As of last night, 1,631 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 382 patients were in the ICU and 155 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

 

4:15PM SUNDAY, OCT. 4

3,895 New Cases, 48 Deaths Over Weekend

The state of Illinois has passed the 300,000 mark in coronavirus cases.

As of 4 p.m Sunday, there have been 301,541 cases and 8,791 deaths recorded since the pandemic began.

That’s 3,895 new cases and 48 deaths over the weekend.

 

2:15PM FRIDAY, OCT. 2

2,206 New Cases, 47 Deaths Friday

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported 2,206 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 47 additional confirmed deaths.

This is the third straight day the IDPH has reported more than 2,000 new cases.

The numbers of confirmed deaths by county reported today by the IDPH are as follows:

  • Bond County: 1 female 80s
  • Bureau County: 1 male 70s
  • Champaign County: 1 female 90s
  • Christian County: 1 male 60s
  • Coles County: 1 female 70s
  • Cook County: 1 male 40s, 2 females 60s, 3 males 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
  • DuPage County: 1 male 60s
  • Fayette County: 1 male 90s
  • Jersey County: 1 female 90s
  • Kane County: 1 male 80s
  • Kankakee County: 1 male 90s
  • Lake County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Lawrence County: 1 female 60s, 2 females 90s
  • Livingston County: 1 female 60s
  • Macoupin County: 1 female 70s
  • Madison County: 1 male 70s
  • Monroe County: 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
  • Peoria County: 1 female 40s
  • Randolph County: 1 male 80s
  • Richland County: 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
  • Rock Island County: 1 male 80s
  • Sangamon County: 1 male 50s
  • St. Clair County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s
  • Stephenson County: 1 male 60s
  • Warren County: 1 female 90s
  • White County: 1 male 50s
  • Will County: 1 male 60s
  • Williamson County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Woodford County: 1 male 80s

IDPH is reporting a total of 297,646 cases, including 8,743 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Sept. 25 to Oct. 1 is 3.4%.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 72,691 specimens for a total of 5,763,128.

As of last night, 1,678 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 373 patients were in the ICU and 162 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

DeKalb County Among 28 on Illinois Warning List

3:45PM THURSDAY, OCT. 1

2,166 New Cases, 25 Deaths Thursday

Above is the seven-day positivity rate for Region 8, which includes Kane and DuPage counties. Below are statewide totals.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported 2,166 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 25 additional confirmed deaths.

  • Bond County: 1 male 70s
  • Champaign County: 1 female 80s
  • Christian County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s
  • Cook County: 1 female 40s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 100+
  • Crawford County: 1 male 70s
  • DuPage County: 2 female 70s
  • Fayette County: 1 female 70s
  • Franklin County: 1 male 70s
  • Jersey County: 1 male 80s
  • Kendall County: 1 male 90s
  • Lake County: 1 female 50s, 1 male 60s
  • Madison County: 1 male 90s
  • McHenry County: 1 male 40s
  • McLean County: 1 female 70s
  • St. Clair County: 1 female 70s
  • Tazewell County: 2 female 80s
  • Williamson County: 1 female 80s
  • Winnebago County: 1 male 70s

The IDPH is reporting a total of 295,440 cases, including 8,696 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Sept. 24 to Sept. 30 is 3.5%.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 65,615 specimens for a total of 5,690,437.

As of last night, 1,635 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 359 patients were in the ICU and 149 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

 

1:44PM WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 30

2,273 New Cases, 35 Deaths; U of I Testing Messing With Region 6 Data

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported 2,273 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 35 additional confirmed deaths.

  • Bureau County: 1 female 80s
  • Carroll County: 1 male 70s
  • Champaign County: 1 female 80s
  • Cook County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 100+
  • DeKalb County: 1 male 90s
  • DuPage County: 1 female 80s
  • Effingham County: 1 female 70s
  • Fayette County: 1 female 70s, 2 females 80
  • Greene County: 2 females 70s
  • Grundy County: 1 male 80s
  • Jackson County: 1 female 60s
  • Jersey County: 2 female 90s
  • Lake County: 1 male 70s
  • Lawrence County: 1 male 70s
  • Macon County: 1 female 80s
  • Madison County: 2 males 80s
  • Peoria County: 1 male 80s
  • St. Clair County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s
  • Tazewell County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
  • Will County: 1 female 70s, 2 males 70s
  • Williamson County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 70s
  • Woodford County: 1 male 80s

IDPH is reporting a total of 293,274 cases, including 8,672 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Sept. 23 to Sept. 29 is 3.6%.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 58,546 specimens for a total of 5,624,822.

As of last night, 1,632 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 378 patients were in the ICU and 152 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

IDPH Monitoring Region 6 Data

IDPH has been closely monitoring the Region 6 data.

“As has been noted, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is performing repeated saliva testing for staff and students,” IDPH officials said in a news release. “This is resulting in a tremendous number of tests, which can average up to 20% of all tests done in the state during some weeks.  Because of this high volume, the positivity rate for Region 6 could be overshadowed by what is happening at UIUC.”

Therefore, in addition to providing data for Region 6, IDPH is now presenting data for Region 6 without Champaign County.  Champaign County will still be required to implement mitigation efforts if regional metrics are tripped in Region 6.

IDPH has found that Region 6, with Champaign County included, is seeing a 2.0% seven-day rolling test positivity average. Without Champaign County, Region 6 is seeing a 7.2%, which puts the region at risk for needing to implement additional mitigation measures, including no indoor bar service or dinning at restaurants, and limiting the size of event gatherings.

IDPH is encouraging local leaders and communities in Region 6 to begin taking action now to reduce the test positivity rate, which includes making sure people are wearing masks in public, maintaining social distance, and not gathering in large groups.

Rockford Area Region 1 Hit With Mitigation Meaures

 

2:30PM TUESDAY, SEPT. 29

1,362 New Confirmed Cases, 23 Deaths Tuesday

ABOVE: IDPH shows that Region 1 is at the 8% seven-day rolling averaged. BELOW: Statewide totals as of Tuesday, Sept. 29.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported 1,362 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 23 additional confirmed deaths.
  • Bond County: 1 male 70s
  • Clark County: 1 female 90s
  • Clinton County: 1 male 80s
  • Cook County: 1 female 30s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • DuPage County: 1 female 90s
  • Jasper County: 1 male 70s
  • Madison County: 4 females 90s
  • Marion County: 1 male 80s
  • Moultrie County: 1 male 70s
  • Peoria County: 1 female 80s
  • Rock Island County: 1 female 70s
  • Whiteside County; 1 male 70s
  • Will County: 1 male 100+
  • Williamson County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s
  • Winnebago County: 2 males 70s

IDPH is reporting a total of 291,001 cases, including 8,637 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Sept. 22 – Sept. 28 is 3.6% — down a 10th of a point from yesterday.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 45,624 specimens for a total of 5,566,276.

As of last night, 1,535 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 363 patients were in the ICU and 151 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

Gov’s Staffer Tests Positive for COVID-19

Gov. JB Pritzker during a tribune to Gold Star mothers. (CREDIT: state of Illinois Facebook page.)

After a member of Gov. JB Pritzker’s staff tested positive for COVID-19, the governor and all other close contacts will self-isolate for a 14-day period, pursuant to state and federal public health guidelines.

The staff member was tested on Wednesday during weekly testing for the governor’s office, and tested negative for COVID-19.

After experiencing symptoms, the staff member was tested again Monday and confirmed as positive. The staffer attended events with the governor on Wednesday in Chicago, Thursday in Marion and Sunday in Marseilles. Both the governor and the staffer were wearing masks during the entirety of their interactions.

The staffer has been interviewed and a contact tracing effort is under way to ensure all close contacts are notified. Event organizers at each impacted event have also been contacted and made aware of the staff member’s positive results as well as appropriate next steps.

In accordance with state and federal guidelines, the governor and all close contacts will self-isolate for 14 days. In addition, all staff who currently report to the office are being tested and must test negative before reporting back to the office.

Yesterday, all samples that were ran to test for COVID-19 came back negative.

Staff members reporting to the office have followed all public health safety protocols including weekly testing, daily temperature checks, wearing face coverings, social distancing and strict hygiene procedures. The office undergoes a weekly deep cleaning and an additional deep cleaning was conducted Monday night.

The governor will continue to hold regular COVID-19 press briefings which are live-streamed at illinois.gov/LiveVideo as well as on Facebook and Twitter.

 

1:30PM MONDAY, SEPT. 28

1,709 New Confirmed Cases, 13 Deaths Monday

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported 1,709 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 13 additional confirmed deaths.

  • Coles County: 1 female 80s
  • Cook County: 1 male 30s, 1 female 50s, 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s, 2 males 80s
  • Crawford County: 1 male 70s
  • DeWitt County: 1 male 80s
  • Madison County: 1 female 80s
  • Marion County: 1 male 80s
  • Richland County: 1 female 90s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 289,639 cases, including 8,614 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Sept. 21 to Sept. 27 is 3.7% — up a 10th of a point since Friday.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 41,142 specimens for a total of 5,520,652.

As of last night, 1,491 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 346 patients were in the ICU and 135 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

Chicago Eases Restrictions on Businesses

REOPENING UPDATE

REOPENING UPDATE: Mayor Lightfoot will join CDPH Commissioner Dr. Arwady, BACP Commissioner Escareno and other City and industry leaders to provide an update on the City’s COVID-19 reopening framework.

Posted by Chicago Department of Public Health on Monday, September 28, 2020

Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot today announced the easing of some COVID-19 restrictions that were in addition to the state guidelines.

As part of “Phase IV: Gradually Resume guidelines,” these updates will go into effect at 5 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 1.

These restrictions are the most up to date and take precedence over the industry-specific guidelines if there are points of contradiction.

Updates include:

  • Restaurants, health and fitness centers, and all other establishments that have been limited to 25% indoor capacity will now be able to increase their maximum indoor capacity to 40%.
    • The limit of 50 total individuals within one room or space remains in place.
  • Bars, taverns, brewers and other establishments that serve alcohol for on-site consumption without a retail food license may reopen indoor seating at 25% capacity or 50 people, whichever is fewer.
    • Service remains limited to no more than two hours per party, and customers must be seated when eating, drinking or ordering – patrons cannot walk up to the bar to order.
    • The establishment must partner with a food provider so that food is available to patrons at all times (e.g., making menus available and allowing delivery, allowing patrons to order from third-party delivery services).
  • Additional food service and bar updates include:
    • When dining out at a food service establishment or bar, customers must wear face coverings while seated at all times (including when interacting with staff), except when actively eating or drinking
    • When taking reservations and seating walk-in customers, restaurants and bars should retain an email and/or phone number for possible contact tracing
    • Bars, restaurants and other establishments that serve alcohol will now be able to sell alcohol for on-site or off-site consumption until 1 a.m. and may remain open until 1:30 a.m. (liquor stores, grocery stores and other establishments that sell alcohol to-go through a Package Goods license must continue to cease alcohol sales at 9 p.m.)
    • Maximum party size and table occupancy at restaurants, bars, taverns, breweries and event venues will remain at six people (indoor or outdoor).
  • Maximum group size for health and fitness classes, and after-school- programs increased from 10 to 15 people.
  • Personal services that require the removal of face coverings permitted to reopen (e.g., facials, beard trims)
    • Services are recommended to be kept under 15 minutes and the employee conducting the service must always wear a face covering
  • All places of business should provide hand sanitizer for patrons and employees to use upon entry
  • Residential property managers are asked to continue limiting guest entry to five additional people for single-member households such that total indoor gatherings and parties do not exceed six people

These restrictions, as part of Phase IV guidelines, are in effect until further notice. Continue checking this website for the most up-to-date information.

Commerce Park Chicago Industrial Campus

City official also announced the first phase and groundbreakingon the next phase of the Commerce Park Chicago industrial campus.

Located on the site of the former Republic Steel plant in the Hegewisch neighborhood, the $164 million 200-acre industrial park will house 2.3 million-square-feet of light manufacturing, assembly and logistics space on the city’s far Southeast Side.

Commerce Park Chicago supports 500 construction jobs and once complete will bring up to 1,400 permanent jobs to the City’s Southeast side.

 

7:20PM SUNDAY, SEPT. 27

38 Deaths, 4,045 Cases Over Weekend

The state of Illinois coronavirus.illinois.gov website on Sunday night shows 8,601 deaths and 281,930 positive tests confirmed.

That’s 38 more deaths and 4,045 more positive cases since Friday.

 

3:50PM FRIDAY, SEPT. 25

2,514 New Cases, 25 Deaths Friday

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported 2,514 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease  in Illinois, including 25 additional confirmed deaths.
  • Cook County: 1 male 60s, 2 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s, 1 female 100+
  • Cumberland County: 1 female 80s
  • DuPage County:  1 male 70s, 2 females 90s
  • Green County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 80s
  • Jersey County: 1 male 90s
  • Kane County: 1 male 50s
  • Menard County: 1 male 90s
  • Richland County: 1 male 80s
  • Saline County: 1 male 70s
  • St. Clair County: 1 female 70s
  • Tazewell County: 1 female 70s
  • Will County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s
  • Williamson County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s

IDPH is reporting a total of 283,885 cases, including 8,563 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Sept. 18 to Sept. 24 is 3.6%.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 69,793 specimens for a total of 5,363,471.

As of last night, 1,637 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 371 patients were in the ICU and 124 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

17 Illinois Counties on Warning List

Region 4 Mitigation Continues, Region 1 Stays Off List

As of 3:50 p.m. today (Friday, Sept. 25, 2020), Region 4 in the East St. Louis area remains under state of Illinois COVID-19 mitigations, while Region 1 in the Rockford area appears to have avoided mitigations that might have been handed down today.

Region 4 is marked by the dark red border.

Earlier in the week, state officials said Region 1 was very close to seeing statewide mitigations.

There has been no news release as 3:50 p.m. Friday, so it’s hard to say why Region 4 is still on the “naughty” list while Region 1 is not. The Illinois Regional COVID-19 Resurgence Criteria page of the IDPH website shows Region 1 at 7.6% seven-day rolling positivity rate, and Region 4 at 7.1%.

Region 4 has exceeded IDPH criteria that trigger additional mitigations to combat a resurgence of COVID-19 and prevent uncontrollable spread.

Region 4 includes Bond, Clinton, Madison, Monroe, Randolph, St. Clair and Washington counties.

Mitigations include limiting operations of bars and restaurants, events and social gatherings and recreational activities. Click this link for a list of Region 4 mitigation measures.

3PM THURSDAY, SEPT. 24

2,257 New Confirmed Cases, 30 Deaths Reported Thursday

Above are data for Region 8 — Kane and DuPage counties, per the IDPH.

Above is Kane County data from the Illinois Regional COVID-19 Resurgence Criteria page.

Above are statewide statistics.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported 2,257 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 30 additional confirmed deaths.

  • Bond County: 1 female 90s
  • Cook County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 2 females 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Crawford County: 1 female 70s
  • DuPage County: 1 female 80s, 2 males 80s
  • Edgar County: 1 female 80s
  • Lake County: 1 male 70s
  • Macon County: 1 male 80s, 1 female 100+
  • Madison County: 1 male 50s, 2 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • McLean County: 1 female 30s, 1 female 60s
  • Rock Island County: 1 male 60s
  • St. Clair County: 1 female 70s
  • Will County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
  • Williamson County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s

IDPH is reporting a total of 281,371 cases, including 8,538 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Sept. 17 to Sept. 23 is 3.5%.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 62,071 specimens for a total of 5,293,678.

As of last night, 1,713 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 400 patients were in the ICU and 155 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

 

2:30PM WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 23

Region 4 Off Mitigation List, Region 1 Might Get Next Warning

State officials today indicated that Region 4 near East St. Louis has come off the state mitigations list but hinted that Region 1 — in the Rockford area — might be the next to get additional restrictions.

During a news conference shortly after noon, Gov. JB Pritzker praised residents of Region 4 and Region 7 — Will and Kankakee counties — for actions that helped reduce the test positivity rate under the 8% benchmark, which resulted in a lift of mitigations and return to Phase 4 under the Restore Illinois plan.

But Pritzker also said Region 1 is getting close to that 8% level.

The Illinois Regional COVID-19 Resurgence Criteria page on the IDPH website shows Region 1 — which includes Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago counties — has a seven-day rolling rate of 7.28%.

It also has five straight days of positivity increases.

Of the counties in Region 1, Boone is at 9.4% and Winnebago is at 8.1%.

That Resurgence Criteria page is now showing rolling-rate data from individual counties — information the page had not shown before.

Kane County — in Region 8 along with DuPage County — shows a 7.12% seven-day rolling average as of Sept. 19. Kane’s daily positivity rate has been jumping dramatically, which is why officials look at a seven-day average.

For example, Kane’s single-day rate was 5.4% on Sept. 17 but 9.7% on Sept. 19.

Overall, Region 8 is at 5.5%, in part because DuPage’s seven-day rate is 4.67%, according to state data.

1,848 New Cases, 22 Deaths Wednesday

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported 1,848 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 22 additional confirmed deaths.

  • Christian County: 1 female 60s
  • Cook County: 1 male 60s, 2 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Douglas County: 1 male 60s
  • Franklin County: 1 male 80s
  • Kankakee County: 1 male 80s
  • Lake County: 1 male 40s
  • Macon County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 80s
  • Peoria County: 1 male 70s
  • Rock Island County: 1 female 80s, 2 males 80s
  • Tazewell County: 1 male 90s
  • Will County: 1 male 90s
  • Williamson County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s

IDPH is reporting a total of 279,114 cases, including 8,508 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Sept. 16 to Sept. 22 is 3.5%.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 46,391 specimens for a total of 5,231,607.

As of last night, 1,563 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 351 patients were in the ICU and 144 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

 

2:10PM TUESDAY, SEPT. 22

1,531 Cases, 30 Deaths Tuesday; Wisconsin Showing COVID Risk

 

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported 1,531 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 30 additional confirmed deaths.

  • Coles County: 2 males 80s
  • Cook County: 1 female 30s, 2 males 60s, 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s
  • Crawford County: 1 male 70s
  • DuPage County: 1 female 80s
  • Greene County: 1 female 90s
  • Jefferson County; 1 male 50s
  • Jersey County: 1 male 80s
  • Lake County: 1 female 70s
  • LaSalle County: 1 male 70s
  • Livingston County: 1 female 80s
  • Madison County: 1 female 80s
  • McLean County: 1 male 80s
  • Morgan County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 90s
  • St. Clair County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Tazewell County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Will County: 1 male 70s
  • Williamson County: 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s, 1 female 100+

IDPH is reporting a total of 277,266 cases, including 8,486 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

According to the IDPH’s Long-Term Care Facility Long-Term Care Facility COVID-19 page, statistics as of Sept. 18 show 4,575 total deaths related to COVID-19 were at long-term care facilities — about 54% of the Sept. 18 totals.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Sept. 15 to Sept. 21 is 3.5%.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 41,829 specimens for a total of 5,185,216.

As of last night, 1,455 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 367 patients were in the ICU and 153 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

Wisconsin is now on the IDPH map of states with a higher COVID-19 risk. The city of Chicago is considering adding Wisconsin to its 14-day quarantine list.

 

12:15PM MONDAY, SEPT. 21

1,477 New Confirmed Cases, 7 Deaths Reported Monday

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported 1,477 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including seven additional confirmed deaths.

  • Cook County: 1 male 50s, 2 females 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
  • Ford County: 1 male 60s
  • Macon County: 1 female 80s

IDPH is reporting a total of 275,735 cases, including 8,457 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Sept. 14 to Sept. 20 is 3.5%.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 38,234 specimens for a total of 5,143,387.

As of last night, 1,436 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 364 patients were in the ICU and 153 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

For Region 8 — Kane and DuPage counties — the test positivity rate is 5.5%.

The numbers of Medical Surge Bed Availability is down to 30%, and the ICU Bed Availability is at 40%. The threshholds for those numbers is 20%.

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.

 

8:15PM SUNDAY, SEPT. 20

39 Deaths, 3,931 New Cases Over Weekend

The coronavirus.illinois.gov website shows 274,258 positive tests confirmed and 8,450 deaths in Illinois since stats have been taken.

That’s 3,931 new cases and 39 deaths since Friday.

Region 7 Lifted From Mitigations

 

7:30PM FRIDAY, SEPT. 18

2,120 New Confirmed Cases, 20 New Deaths Friday

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported 2,120 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 20 additional confirmed deaths.

  • Cook County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s, 2 females 70s, 1 male 80s
  • DeKalb County: 1 infant
  • DuPage County: 1 male 40s
  • Edgar County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s
  • Franklin County: 1 male 50s
  • Lake County: 1 male 80s
  • McHenry County: 1 male 60s
  • St. Clair County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
  • Tazewell County: 1 female 30s, 1 female 80s
  • Will County: 1 male 70s
  • Williamson County: 1 female 80s, 2 females 90s

IDPH is reporting a total of 270,327 cases, including 8,411 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Sept. 11 to Sept. 17 is 3.6%.

Region 7 (Will and Kankakee) is off the mitigation list. Region 4 near East St. Louis is still on it.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 61,918 specimens for a total of 4,982,856. As of last night, 1,481 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.

Of those, 329 patients were in the ICU and 149 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

 

24 Illinois Counties on Warning List

 

2:30PM THURSDAY, SEPT. 17

2,056 New Cases, 25 Deaths Thursday

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 2,056 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 25 additional confirmed deaths.

  • Cook County: 1male 70s
  • DeKalb County: 1 male 30s
  • DuPage County: 1 male 30s
  • Green County: 1 male 90s
  • Kane County: 1 female 90s
  • Kankakee County: 2 males 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Lawrence County: 1 female 90s
  • Madison County: 1 male 50s, 2 males 80s, 1 female 90s
  • McLean County: 1 female 80s
  • Randolph County: 1 male 70s
  • Sangamon County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 60s
  • Shelby County: 1 male 70s
  • Tazewell County: 1 male 60s
  • Will County: 1 female 80s
  • Williamson County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Winnebago County: 1 male 90s
  • Woodford County: 1 male 90s

IDPH is reporting a total of 268,207 cases, including 8,392 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Sept. 10 to Sept. 16 is back to 3.6%. It was at 3.7% Wednesday.

According to the Region 8 data on the COVID-19 Resurgence Criteria page, the seven-day rolling rate for the Kane and DuPage region is down to 5.4%. It was at 5.8% on Tuesday.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 57,800 specimens for a total of 4,920,938.

As of last night, 1,558 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 359 patients were in the ICU and 144 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

 

1:40PM WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 16

1,941 New Confirmed Cases, 35 New Deaths; Kane Test Positivity at 6.5% as of Week 36

The Illinois Department of Public Health today confirmed 1,941 new cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 35 additional confirmed deaths.

  • Bureau County: 1 male 80s
  • Clinton County: 1 male 90s
  • Coles County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Cook County: 1 male 30s, 1 male 50s, 2 females 60s, 1 female 70s, 2 male 70s, 1 female 80s
  • DuPage County: 1 female 60s
  • Hancock County: 1 male 80s
  • Henry County: 1 female 60s
  • Jasper County: 1 male 60s
  • Kane County: 1 female 70s
  • Lake County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 60s
  • Lawrence County: 1 female 80s
  • Livingston County: 1 male 80s
  • Macon County: 1 male 80s
  • Madison County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • Massac County: 1 female 90s
  • Peoria County: 1 male 90s
  • Perry County: 1 female 70s
  • Rock Island County: 1 male 70s
  • St. Clair County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 70s
  • Wayne County: 1 female 50s
  • Will County: 1 male 70s
  • Williamson County: 1 female 90s

IDPH is reporting a total of 266,151 cases, including 8,367 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Sept. 9 to Sept. 15 is 3.7% — an uptick from the past two days.

According to the IDPH’s “Metrics For School Determination of Community Spread” data on the County Level COVID-19 Risk Metrics page, Kane County is in the “moderate” level in two categories: test positivity (6.5%) and New Cases Per 100,000 (100 cases per 100k).

Data on that page is from Week 36 — Aug. 30 through Sept. 5. Click Here for Historical Details.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 52,311 specimens for a total of 4,863,138.

As of last night, 1,565 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 345 patients were in the ICU and 143 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

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

 

1:10PM TUESDAY, SEPT. 15

1,466 New Confirmed Cases, 20 Deaths

Above are IDPH graphics showing Region 8 data. Screenshots of IDPH website taken Sept. 15.

The above graphic shows statewide totals and is from the COVID-19 statistics page of the IPDH website.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 1,466 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 20 additional confirmed deaths.

  • Christian County: 1 male 90s
  • Cook County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
  • DuPage County: 1 female 80s
  • Jasper County: 1 male 70s
  • Jersey County: 1 female 90s
  • Kane County: 1 female 80s
  • Kankakee County: 1 male 70s
  • Macon County: 1 male 80s
  • Madison County: 1 male 70s
  • Ogle County: 1 female 70s
  • Peoria County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 90s
  • Randolph County: 1 male 80s
  • Rock Island County: 1 female 80s
  • Stark County: 1 female 80s

IDPH is reporting a total of 264,210 cases, including 8,332 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Sept. 8 to Sept.14 is 3.6%.

Kane and DuPage counties make up Region 8.

The positivity rate for Region 8 — Kane and DuPage counties — remains at 5.8%.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 39,031 specimens for a total of 4,810,827. As of last night, 1,584 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 373 patients were in the ICU and 144 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The statewide recovery rate is up to 96%.

Following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, IDPH is now reporting separately 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.

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

 

1:15PM MONDAY, SEPT. 14

IDPH Announces 1,373 New Cases, 5 Deaths

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 1,373 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including five additional confirmed deaths.

  • Cook County: 1 female 70s
  • Madison County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s
  • Randolph County: 1 female 80s
  • Rock Island County: 1 male 60s

IDPH is reporting a total of 262,744 cases, including 8,314 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Sept. 7 to Sept. 13 is 3.6%. The statewide seven-day positivity rate was 3.9% Friday.

The positivity rate for Region 8 — Kane and DuPage counties — is 5.8%. That’s down from the 6.1% reported Sunday.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 35,930 specimens for a total of 4,771,796.

As of last night, 1,431 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 335 patients were in the ICU and 131 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

Following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, IDPH is now reporting separately 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.

 

7:30PM SUNDAY, SEPT. 13

8,309 Deaths, 261,371 Positive confirmed Cases To Date

According to the coronavirus.illinois.gov website, there are now 8,309 deaths and 261,371 positive confirmed cases in Illinois since the pandemic began.

Since Friday, there have been 3,583 new cases and 36 new deaths recorded.

The Region 8 positivity rate is up to 6.1%, according to the most-recent data on the IDPH Region Metrics page.

 

5PM FRIDAY, SEPT. 11

2,145 New Cases, 32 New Deaths; Hospitalizations Increase

 

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 2,145 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 32 additional confirmed deaths.

  • Coles County: 1 male 80s
  • Cook County: 1 female 50s, 1 male 60s, 2 females 70s, 4 females 80s, 1 female 90s
  • DuPage County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
  • Greene County: 1 male 60s
  • Jersey County: 1 female 80s
  • Kane County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 90s
  • Lake County: 1 male 70s
  • Macon County: 1 female 90s
  • Madison County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 90s
  • Peoria County: 1 female 90s
  • Rock Island County: 1 female 80s
  • St. Clair County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 90s
  • Tazewell County: 1 female 70s
  • Wayne County: 1 female 70s
  • Will County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 90s
  • Williamson County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s

IDPH is reporting a total of 257,788 cases, including 8,273 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Sept. 4 to Sept. 10 is 3.9%.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 56,661 specimens for a total of 4,632,382.

As of last night, 1,619 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 359 patients were in the ICU and 155 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

Those number have ticked up each day since Labor Day. On Tuesday, there were 1,580 people in the hospital with COVID-19, with 357 patients win the ICU and 133 on ventilators.

30 Counties Now on Warning List

 

1:30PM THURSDAY, SEPT. 10

1,953 New Cases, 28 Deaths Statewide Thursday

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 1,953 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 28 additional confirmed deaths.

  • Adams County: 1 male 90s
  • Christian County: 1 female 50s
  • Cook County: 2 males 60s, 1 female 70s
  • Edgar County: 1 male 80s
  • Ford County: 1 male 80s
  • Henry County: 1 male 70s
  • Jersey County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
  • Kane County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Lake County: 1 male 70s
  • Madison County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
  • McLean County; 1 male 70s
  • Montgomery County: 1 female 70s
  • Randolph County: 1 female 50s
  • Rock Island County: 1 female 80s
  • Sangamon County: 1 male 40s
  • Shelby County: 1 male 90s
  • Will County: 1 female 40s, 1 male 60s, 1 male 90s
  • Winnebago County: 1 male 60s
  • Woodford County: 1 male 80s

IDPH is reporting a total of 255,643 cases, including 8,242 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Region 8 data.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Sep. 3 to Sept. 9 is 3.8%.

The Regionn 8 (Kane and DuPage counties) positivity rate is at 5.5%, according to the IDPH’s Regional COVID-19 Resurgence Criteria web page.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 48,982 specimens for a total of 4,575,721.

As of last night, 1,609 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 346 patients were in the ICU and 141 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

 

2:45PM WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 9

1,337 New Cases, 30 News Deaths; State Positivity Drops Under 4%

Above are IDPH graphics showing Region 8 hospital availability and ICU bed availability on a three-day-rolling average.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 1,337 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 30 additional confirmed deaths.

  • Adams County: 1 male 90s
  • Christian County: 1 female 90s
  • Coles County: 1 female 80s
  • Cook County: 1 female 50s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Jackson County: 1 female 90s
  • Jersey County: 1 female 100+
  • Kane County: 1 male 80s
  • Lake County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
  • LaSalle County: 1 male 70s
  • Macon County: 1 male 70s
  • Madison County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 70s, 2 males 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Peoria County: 1 male 90s
  • Rock Island County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s
  • Sangamon County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 90s
  • St. Clair County: 1 male 80s
  • Will County: 1 male 70s
  • Williamson County: 1 female 80s, 3 females 90s

IDPH is reporting a total of 253,690 cases, including 8,214 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Sept. 2 to Sept. 8 is 3.7% — the first time it has been under 4.0% since Aug. 6.

The test positivity rate in Region 8 — Kane and DuPage counties — is down to 5.5%, a slight uptick.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 48,029 specimens for a total of 4,526,739.  As of last night, 1,580 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 357 patients were in the ICU and 133 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

Following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, IDPH is now reporting separately 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.

 

4:20PM TUESDAY, SEPT. 8

1,392 New Cases, 7 New Deaths; Region 7 Positivity Rate Drops

Region 7’s positivity rate appears to be heading in a positive direction.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 1,392 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including seven additional confirmed deaths.

  • Clinton County: 1 male 40s, 1 male 80s
  • Cook County: 1 male 30s
  • Jackson County: 1 male 40s
  • Montgomery County: 1 female 90s
  • Williamson County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s

IDPH is reporting a total of 252,353 cases, including 8,186 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Sept. 1 to Sept. 7 is 4.0%.

The test positivity rate in Region 8 — Kane and DuPage counties — is down to 5.4%, It was at 6.2% as recently as Thursday.

Region 4 and Region 7, both of which are under extended miitigation requirements, are showing differing trends, according to the IDPH’s regional COVID-19 resurgence metrics.

Region 7 — Will and Kankakee counties — is down to 7.4%, which is below the 8% threshhold. Region 4 near East St. Louis is showing 9.8%.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 31,363 specimens for a total of 4,478,710.

As of last night, 1,504 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 343 patients were in the ICU and 133 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.

 

3:30PM MONDAY, SEPT. 7

250,961 Cases And 8,179 Deaths To Date

The Illinois Department of Public Health announced 1,381 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and eight additional confirmed deaths today. On Sunday, there were 1,403 new cases and five additional deaths.

The totals, according to the coronavirus.illinois.gov website, are 250,961 cases and 8,179 deaths.

The seven-day-rolling rate for Region 8, which includes Kane and DuPage counties, is down to 5.5%. It was at 6.1% Friday.

 

2:40PM FRIDAY, SEPT. 4

Backlog of Tests Worked Through — 5,368 New Confirmed Cases

The Illinois Department of Public Health said today that it has fixed data processing issue that caused a slowdown in the reporting of tests — and the result appears to be a reduction in the positivity rate but a whopping single-day total of 5,368 new cases.

“All available resources were deployed to improve the data systems, which are now fixed, and the backlog created by the slowdown has been cleared,” health officials said in a news release.

According to the news release, two system upgrades were put in place and the systems now have significantly faster processing capacity. Officials said the slowdown did delay the reporting of some additional aggregate numbers but did not affect the reporting of positive or negative results to individuals.

IDPH today announced 5,368 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 29 additional confirmed deaths.

  • Bond County: 1 male 70s
  • Cook County: 1 male 40s, 2 males 50s, 2 females 70s, 1 male 80s
  • Cumberland County: 1 female 90s
  • Edgar County: 1 female 90s
  • Henry County: 1 male 90s
  • Kankakee County: 1 male 90s
  • Lake County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s
  • LaSalle County: 1 female 80s
  • Macoupin County: 1 male 70s
  • Madison County: 2 male 70s
  • McHenry County: 1 male 80s
  • McLean County: 1 male 90s
  • Moultrie County: 1 female 90s
  • Perry County: 1 male 60s
  • Richland County: 1 female 90s
  • Rock Island County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 90s
  • Stark County: 1 male 80s
  • Tazewell County: 1 female 80s
  • Will County: 1 female 70s
  • Williamson County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s

IDPH is reporting a total of 245,371 cases, including 8,143 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Aug. 28 to Sept. 3 is 4.1%. That’s down from 4.4% a day ago.

The seven-day rolling positivity rate for Region 8 — Kane and DuPage counties — is at 6.1%,

Using a seven-day rolling average for this metric helps account for any variation in day to day data collection, such as a data processing slowdown, and provides the public and decisions makers with a consistent picture of trends over time.

As of last night, 1,621 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 360 patients were in the ICU and 155 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 149,273 specimens for a total of 4,309,941.

As of today, there are 29 Illinois counties on the state’s warning list.

2:15PM THURSDAY, SEPT. 3

IDPH Reports Data Slowdown; 1,360 New Cases Thursday

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 1,360 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 25 additional confirmed deaths.

  • Alexander County: 1 male 60s
  • Coles County: 1 male 80s
  • Cook County: 1 female 60s, 2 males 60s, 1 female 70s, 2 males 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Edgar County: 1 female 80s
  • Kane County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 80s
  • Kendall County: 1 male 50s
  • Lake County: 1 female 70s
  • LaSalle County: 1 male 80s
  • Macon County: 1 female 70s
  • Madison County: 2 males 70s, 1 female 90s
  • Montgomery County: 1 male 60s
  • Peoria County: 1 male 90s
  • Rock Island County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s
  • St. Clair County: 1 male 50s

IDPH is reporting a total of 240,003 cases, including 8,115 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Aug. 27 to Sept. 2 is 4.4%.

The positivity rate for Region 8, which includes Kane and DuPage counties, jumped to 6.2%. Mitigations can kick in when a region exceeds 8% positivity rate.

As of last night, 1,620 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 360 patients were in the ICU and 144 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 40,795 specimens for a total of 4,160,668.

“We are reporting a slowdown in data processing within IDPH systems that has affected our reporting of tests this week due to the large volume of testing occurring in Illinois,” officials said. “All available resources are being deployed to improve our data systems throughput, and we anticipate improvement in data processing as the week proceeds.”

Officials said the slowdown has delayed the reporting of some additional aggregate numbers but has not affected the reporting of positive or negative results to individuals.

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.

 

3:07PM WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 2

2,128 New Confirmed Cases, 27 Additional Deaths

Above is the IDPH chart showing the seven-day positivity rate data for Region. 8.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 2,128 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 27 additional confirmed deaths.

  • Adams County: 1 male 80s
  • Christian County: 1 female 90s
  • Cook County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 70s, 3 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 2 males 80s
  • Crawford County: 1 male 70s
  • DuPage County: 1 male 60s, 2 males 80s
  • Ford County: 1 male 70s
  • Jefferson County: 1 female 80s
  • Kane County: 1 female 80s
  • Lake County: 1 male 70s
  • LaSalle County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 90s
  • Macoupin County: 1 female 80s
  • Montgomery County: 1 male 90s
  • Perry County: 1 female 80s
  • Rock Island County: 1 female 90s
  • St. Clair County: 2 females 80s
  • Williamson County: 1 female 90s

IDPH is reporting a total of 238,643 cases, including 8,091 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Aug. 26 to Sept.1 is 4.5%.

Health officials on Tuesday increased the mitigation requirements for Region 4, in the East St. Louis area.

The positivity rate for Region 8, which includes Kane and DuPage counties, is at 5.9%.

As of last night, 1,596 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 347 patients were in the ICU and 142 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 32,751 specimens for a total of 4,119,873.

The IDPH is reporting a slowdown in data processing within IDPH systems that has affected our reporting of tests this week due to the large volume of testing occurring in Illinois.

According to today’s news release, all available resources are being deployed to improve data systems throughput, “and we anticipate improvement in data processing as the week proceeds.”

Although the slowdown has delayed the reporting of some additional aggregate numbers, health officials say this has not affected the reporting of positive or negative results to individuals in any way.

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.

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.

Region 4 Mitigation Requirements Increased

 

2:25PM TUESDAY, SEPT. 1

1,492 New Cases, 39 Additional Deaths; Region 8 Positivity Rate Up

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 1,492 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 39 additional confirmed deaths.

  • Adams County: 1 male 80s
  • Bureau County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
  • Christian County: 1 female 80s
  • Coles County: 1 male 70s
  • Cook County: 1 female 30s, 2 females 70s, 4 males 70s, 1 female 80s
  • DeKalb County: 1 female 90s
  • DuPage County: 1 female 80s
  • Jackson County: 1 male 60s
  • Kane County: 1 male 80s
  • Lake County: 1 female 80s
  • LaSalle County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Macon County: 1 male 70s
  • Macoupin County: 1 female 70s
  • Madison County: 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Mercer County: 1 male 90s
  • Morgan County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Moultrie County: 1 male 80s
  • Rock Island County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
  • Sangamon County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Tazewell County: 1 female 70s
  • Vermilion County: 1 male 60s
  • Will County: 1 male 60s
  • Williamson County: 1 female 70s
  • Winnebago County: 1 female 80s

IDPH is reporting a total of 236,515 cases, including 8,064 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 22,961 specimens for a total of 4,087,122.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Aug. 24 to Aug. 30 is 4.3% — up two-10ths from yesterday.

The positivity rate for Region 8 — Kane and DuPage counties — is up again, to 5.9%. The region has seen two days of hospital admission increases related to COVID-19, according to the IDPH graphics.

As of last night, 1,513 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 362 patients were in the ICU and 146 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

 

1:15PM MONDAY, AUG. 31

1,668 New Confirmed Cases; 2 Regions Still Under Warning

Above are charts showing Region 8 data as posted by the IDPH on Monday, Aug. 31. Below are Monday’s statewide totals.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 1,668 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including seven additional confirmed deaths.

  • Bureau County: 1 male 40s
  • Cook County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Lake County: 1 female 70s
  • Perry County: 1 male 90s

Region 4 and Region 7 remain on the state’s warning list.

IDPH is reporting a total of 235,023 cases, including 8,026 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 47,379 specimens for a total of 4,064,161.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Aug. 24 to Aug. 30 is 4.1%.

The positivity rate for Region 8 — Kane and DuPage counties — is at 5.6%. The Region 8 rate had been up to 5.9% on Aug. 26.

Two regions continue to be on the state’s warning list for surpassing at least two catagories of data: Region 4 in downstate Illinois, and Region 7, which includes Will and Kankakee counties. The regional datas updated today (Aug. 31, 2020).

As of last night, 1,492 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 347 patients were in the ICU and 157 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.

 

8:40PM SUNDAY, AUG.30

3,872 New Cases, 22 New Deaths Statewide Over The Weekend

Deaths related to the coronavirus have passed the 8,000 mark.

The totals as of Sunday are 8,019 deaths and 233,355 positive cases since the pandemic began.

Since Friday, there have been 22 new deaths and 3,872 new cases.

 

1:30PM FRIDAY, AUG. 28

2,149 New Cases as 30 Counties Put on Warning List

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 2,149 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 20 additional confirmed deaths, as the state announces 30 counties are now on its warning list.

The deaths recorded today include:

  • Cook County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 2 male 80s
  • DeKalb County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
  • Douglas County: 1 male 90s
  • Greene County: 1 female 70s
  • Iroquois County: 1 female 80s
  • Jefferson County: 1 female 90s
  • Jersey County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s
  • Lake County: 1 male 20s
  • Richland County: 1 male 90s
  • Rock Island County: 1 male 80s
  • Union County: 1 male 50s
  • Will County: 1 female 70s
  • Williamson County: 1 female 70s

IDPH is reporting a total of 229,483 cases, including 7,997 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 48,383 specimens for a total of 3,924,305.  The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Aug. 21 to Aug. 27 is 4.1%.

As of last night, 1,546 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 352 patients were in the ICU and 132 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

30 Counties Now on Warning List

 

1:55PM THURSDAY, AUG. 27

1,707 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease Thursday

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 1,707 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 24 additional confirmed deaths.

  • Cook County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 4 males 80s, 1 female 90s
  • DuPage County: 1 male 70s
  • Hancock County: 1 female 80s
  • Jefferson County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 90s
  • Lake County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • LaSalle County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 100+
  • Madison County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
  • St. Clair County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 60s
  • Whiteside County: 1 female 70s
  • Will County: 1 male 60s
  • Winnebago County: 1 male 70s

IDPH is reporting a total of 227,334 cases, including 7,977 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 44,510 specimens for a total of 3,875,922.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Aug. 20 to Aug. 26 is 4.1% — up one-tenth since yesterday.

The seven-day positivity rate for Region 8, which includes Kane and DuPage counties — is down to 5.6%. It was at 5.8% on Aug. 21.

As of last night, 1,631 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 390 patients were in the ICU and 151 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.

 

1:30PM WEDNESDAY, AUG. 26

2,157 New Cases Wednesday; Positivity Rate Drops to 4%

Above is the seven-day rolling rate for Region 8. Below are statewide totals.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 2,157 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 37 additional confirmed deaths.

  • Bureau County: 1 male 90s
  • Cook County: 1 female under 20, 1 female 70s, 2 males 70s, 4 females 80s, 1 male 90s
  • DuPage County: 1 male 70s
  • Kane County: 2 males 70s, 2 females 90s
  • Lake County: 1 male 50s
  • LaSalle County: 1 female 80s
  • Livingston County: 1 female 80s
  • Macon County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 70s
  • Morgan County: 1 female 80s
  • Peoria County: 1 female 90s
  • Perry County: 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Pope County: 1 female 60s
  • Rock Island County: 1 female 60s, 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • St. Clair County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 90s
  • Warren County: 1 male 70s
  • Will County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 90s
  • Williamson County: 1 male 80s
  • Winnebago County: 1 female 70s

IDPH is reporting a total of 225,627 cases, including 7,954 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 50,362 specimens for a total of 3,831,412.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Aug. 19 to Aug. 25 is 4.0% — another statewide drop.

The seven-day positivity rate for Region 8, which includes Kane and DuPage counties — is down to 5.5%. It was at 5.8% on Aug. 21.

Region 4 and Region 7 continue to be under mitigation restrictions.

As of last night, 1,573 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 350 patients were in the ICU and 132 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

 

2PM TUESDAY, AUG. 25

Higher Regional Positivity Rates Trigger Mitigation For Some, Stricter Guidelines Statewide

The state of Illinois announced 1,680 new COVID-19 cases today, but rising positivity rates in some regions was the main reason the state put mitigation guidelines in place for Region 7 and put stricter guidelines in place for bars and restaurants statewide.

1,680 New Confirmed Cases Tuesday

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 1,680 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 29 additional confirmed deaths.

  • Cook County: 1 male 50s, 3 males 70s, 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s
  • DuPage County: 1 female 80s
  • Jersey County: 1 female 90s
  • Lake County: 2 males 60s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • LaSalle County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 100+
  • Madison County: 1 female 80s
  • Massac County: 1 male 70s
  • Peoria County: 1 male 80s
  • Rock Island County: 1 male 40s
  • Saline County: 1 female 70s
  • Shelby County: 1 female 70s
  • Vermilion County: 1 male 80s
  • Williamson County: 1 female 90s
  • Winnebago County: 1 female 20s, 1 male 50s, 2 males 60s, 1 male 70s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 223,470 cases, including 7,917 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 40,859 specimens for a total of 3,781,050.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Aug. 18 to Aug. 24 is 4.1% — another decline.

As of last night, 1,549 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 345 patients were in the ICU and 135 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

Stricter Statewide Rules For Bars, Restaurants

Region 7 Mitigations

 

1:30PM MONDAY, AUG. 24

1,612 New Confirmed Cases Monday

The positivity rate for Region 8, which includes Kane and DuPage counties, is at 5.8% as if Aug. 21.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 1,612 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including eight additional confirmed deaths.
  • Cook County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 80s
  • DuPage County: 1 male 70s
  • Iroquois County: 1 female 80s
  • Kane County: 1 male 50s
  • Monroe County: 1 female 70s
  • Winnebago County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s

IDPH is reporting a total of 221,790 cases, including 7,888 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 36,155 specimens for a total of 3,740,191.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Aug. 17 to Aug. 23 is 4.2% — another decrease.

The positivity rate for Region 8, which includes Kane and DuPage counties, is up to 5.8% as of Friday, Aug. 21. (See graphic above.)

As of last night, 1,529 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.

Of those, 334 patients were in the ICU and 141 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.

 

5:15PM SUNDAY, AUG. 23

4,248 New Cases, 23 Deaths Over Weekend

The Illinois Department of Public Health announced 2,208 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease on Saturday and another 2,043 on Sunday, for a total of 4,249 over the weekend.

Coronavirus-related deaths went form 7,857 on Friday to 7,880 on Sunday, an increase of 23 over the weekend.

Saturday deaths are listed as follows, according to the IDPH.

  • Cook County: 1 male 30s, 2 males 40s, 2 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s,1 female 80s
  • DuPage County: 1 male 50s
  • Iroquois County: 1 male 80s
  • Knox County: 1 female 80s
  • Lake County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
  • LaSalle County: 1 female 70s
  • Macon County: 1 female 80s
  • Madison County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 90s
  • Mason County: 1 male 50s
  • Perry County: 1 male 90s
  • Rock Island County: 1 female 80s
  • Sangamon County: 1 female 90s
  • Will County: 1 male 60s
  • Williamson County: 1 male 70s

IDPH is reported a total of 215,929 cases, including 7,857 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois as of Saturday. The totals are 220.178 cases and 7,880 deaths as of Sunday.

As of Saturday, the seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Aug. 14 to Aug. 20 is 4.3% — another decrease.

 

2:30PM FRIDAY, AUG. 21

20 Illinois Counties Now at Warning Level for Coronavirus Disease

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported 20 counties in Illinois are considered to be at a warning level for novel coronavirus disease.

A county enters a warning level when two or more COVID-19 risk indicators that measure the amount of COVID-19 increase.The 20 counties are currently reported at a warning level are Bureau, Cass, Clay, Clinton, Franklin, Greene, Grundy, Hancock, Henderson, Jefferson, Logan, Madison, Monroe, Moultrie, Randolph, St. Clair, Union, White, Will, and Williamson.

Kane County, which was on the warning list for Week 32, has been removed from the list.

These counties saw cases or outbreaks associated with weddings, businesses, neighborhood gatherings, parties, long-term care facilities and other congregate settings, travel to neighboring states, bars, sports camps, and spread among members of the same household who are not isolating at home.  Cases connected to schools are also beginning to be reported.

Public health officials are observing people not social distancing or using face coverings.  Additionally, there are reports of individuals who are ill attributing their symptoms to allergies or other illnesses, or not being forthcoming about their symptoms or close contacts.

Several counties are taking swift action and implementing mitigation measures to help slow spread of the virus, including working to increase testing in their communities and launching mask campaigns such as “Masks on Faces Keeps Places Open.”

IDPH uses numerous indicators when determining if a county is experiencing stable COVID-19 activity, or if there are warning signs of increased COVID-19 risk in the county.

  • New cases per 100,000 people.  If there are more than 50 new cases per 100,000 people in the county, this triggers a warning.
  • Number of deaths. This metric indicates a warning when the weekly number of deaths increases more than 20% for two consecutive weeks.
  • Weekly test positivity.  This metric indicates a warning when the 7-day test positivity rate rises above 8%.
  • ICU availability.  If there are fewer than 20% of intensive care units available in the region, this triggers a warning.
  • Weekly emergency department visits.   This metric indicates a warning when the weekly percent of COVID-19-like-illness emergency department visits increase by more than 20% for two consecutive weeks.
  • Weekly hospital admissions.  A warning is triggered when the weekly number of hospital admissions for COVID-19-like-illness increases by more than 20% for two consecutive weeks.
  • Tests perform.  This metric is used to provide context and indicate if more testing is needed in the county.
  • Clusters. This metric looks at the percent of COVID-19 cases associated with clusters or outbreaks and is used to understand large increase in cases.

These metrics are intended to be used for local level awareness to help local leaders, businesses, local health departments, and the public make informed decisions about personal and family gatherings, as well as what activities they choose to do.  The metrics are updated weekly, from the Sunday-Saturday of the prior week.

A map and information of each county’s status can be found on the IDPH website at https://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics.

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12:25PM FRIDAY, AUG. 21

Another 2,208 New Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus Disease

The c today announced 2,208 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 24 additional confirmed deaths.

  • Cook County: 1 male 30s, 2 males 40s, 2 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s,1 female 80s
  • DuPage County: 1 male 50s
  • Iroquois County: 1 male 80s
  • Knox County: 1 female 80s
  • Lake County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
  • LaSalle County: 1 female 70s
  • Macon County: 1 female 80s
  • Madison County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 90s
  • Mason County: 1 male 50s
  • Perry County: 1 male 90s
  • Rock Island County: 1 female 80s
  • Sangamon County: 1 female 90s
  • Will County: 1 male 60s
  • Williamson County: 1 male 70s

IDPH is reporting a total of 215,929 cases, including 7,857 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 51,736 specimens for a total of 3,592,919.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Aug. 14 to Aug. 20 is 4.3% — down a notch from previous days this week.

The positivity rate for Region 8, which includes Kane and DuPage counties, remains a 5.2%

As of last night, 1,526 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 351 patients were in the ICU and 121 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

 

2:55PM THURSDAY, AUG. 20

1,832 New Confirmed Cases; Positivity Rate 4.4%

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 1,832 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 27 additional confirmed deaths.

  • Champaign County: 1 male 50s
  • Cook County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 70s, 2 males 90s
  • DeWitt County: 1 male 80s
  • DuPage County: 1 male 70s
  • Jefferson County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s, 2 females 90s, 1 male 90s
  • Kane County: 1 male 80s
  • Lake County: 1 male 60s
  • LaSalle County: 1 female 90s
  • Madison County: 1 male 90s
  • Montgomery County: 1 female 90s
  • Morgan County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 90s
  • Peoria County: 1 female 80s
  • Perry County: 1 female 80s
  • Richland County: 1 male 80s
  • Rock Island County: 1 male 90s
  • St. Clair County: 1 male 60s
  • Whiteside County: 1 male 90s
  • Williamson County: 1 female 50s
  • Winnebago County: 1 male 70s

IDPH is reporting a total of 213,721 cases, including 7,833 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 51,612 specimens for a total of 3,541,183.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Aug. 13 to Aug. 19 is 4.4%.

The seven-day positivity rate for Region 8, which includes Kane and DuPage counties, is up to 5.2%.

As of last night, 1,519 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 357 patients were in the ICU and 124 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

U of I Saliva Test Called ‘Game Changer’

Gov. JB Pritzker’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Press Conference (8/19/2020) from State of Illinois on Vimeo.

Dr. Robin Holland, who is part of the COVID-19 research team for the University of Illinois Urbana- Champaign, runs tests on saliva samples in labs housed at the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at the University of Illinois.

The FDA has given the green light under the Emergency Use Authorization powers for the University of Illinois’ new​​ saliva-based COVID-19 test ​at the Urbana-Champaign lab.

Region 4, the Metro East region, is operating under stricter mitigation requirements after surpassing an 8 percent average positivity rate for three consecutive days.

 

2:30PM WEDNESDAY, AUG. 19

New Cases Leap Over 2,000; Positivity Rate Rises For 3rd Time This Week

Above is the seven-day rolling rate for Region 8. Below are the IDPH totals statewide.

State health officials aren’t kidding when they report concern over rising COVID-19 data.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 2,295 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 25 additional confirmed deaths.

  • Cook County: 1 male 20s, 1 female 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 3 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • DeKalb County: 1 female 80s
  • Jefferson County: 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
  • Knox County: 1 female 80s
  • LaSalle County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Madison County: 1 female 80s
  • Morgan County: 1 male 70s, 2 females 80s
  • St. Clair County: 1 male 30s, 1 male 70s
  • Wabash County: 1 female 60s
  • Will County: 1 male 60s

IDPH is reporting a total of 211,889 cases, including 7,806 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 50,299 specimens for a total of 3,489,571.  The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Aug. 12 to Aug. 18 is 4.4% — the third uptick this week.

The positivity rate for Region 8, which includes Kane and DuPage counties, is up to 5.1%

As of last night, 1,519 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 334 patients were in the ICU and 144 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

 

2:10PM TUESDAY, AUG. 18

1,740 New Cases, 27 New Deaths; Another Uptick in Positivity Rate

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 1,740 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 27 additional confirmed deaths.

  • Cook County: 1 female 40s, 1 male 40s, 1 male 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 unknown 80s, 2 males 90s
  • DuPage County: 1 female 70s
  • Jefferson County: 1 female 80s, 1 unknown 90s
  • Kane County: 1 male 80s
  • Kankakee County: 1 male 80s
  • Lake County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 80s
  • LaSalle County: 1 female 70s
  • Madison County: 1 male 80s
  • Morgan County: 1male 90s
  • Perry County: 1 male 80s
  • Rock Island County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
  • St. Clair County: 1 male 60s
  • Will County: 1 female 90s, 1 male 100+

IDPH is reporting a total of 209,594 cases, including 7,782 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 34,175 specimens for a total of 3,439,272.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Aug. 11 o Aug. 17 is 4.3%. That’s the second day in a row with an uptick.

As of last night, 1,510 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 335 patients were in the ICU and 128 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.

 

 

3PM MONDAY, AUG. 17

1,773 New Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus Disease

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 1,773 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 12 additional confirmed deaths.

  • Statewide hospital utilization and ventilator use remains low, according to the state dashboard.

    Cook County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 80s

  • Jefferson County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s
  • Jo Daviess County: 1 male 80s
  • LaSalle County: 2 female 90s, 1 male 90s
  • McLean County: 1 female 60s
  • Rock Island County: 1 female 100+
  • Wabash County: 1 female 60s
  • Winnebago County: 1 female 90s

IDPH is reporting a total of 207,854 cases, including 7,756 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 38,246 specimens for a total of 3,405,097.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Aug. 10 to Aug. 16 is 4.2% — an increase of a 10th of a percentage point.

As of last night, 1,544 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 340 patients were in the ICU and 126 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.

State Puts Mitigations in Place For Region 4

 

3:25PM SUNDAY, AUG. 16

3,390 New Cases, 23 New Deaths Saturday And Sunday

There were 3,390 new cases and 23 new COVID-19-related deaths recorded statewide over the weekend.

According to the coronavirus.illinois.gov website, the total number of positive tests is 206,081. The total number of deaths is 7,744 as of 3:35 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16.

On Friday, the IDPH put 14 counties, including Kane, on a warning list. See Friday’s news release below for details.

 

2:20PM FRIDAY, AUG. 14

Screenshot from IDPH website.

14 Illinois Counties — Including Kane — at Warning Level for Coronavirus Disease

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported 14 counties in Illinois — including Kane County — are considered to be at a warning level for novel coronavirus disease.  A county enters a warning level when two or more COVID-19 risk indicators that measure the amount of COVID-19 increase.

The 14 counties currently reported at a warning level are, in alphabetical order, Bureau, Cass, Clinton, Franklin, Greene, Grundy, Hancock, Jefferson, Kane, LaSalle, Moultrie, Perry, Union and Will.

According to the IDPH, these counties saw cases or outbreaks associated with weddings, businesses, birthday parties, long-term care facilities and other congregate settings, bars, sports camps, and spread among members of the same household.

Public health officials say they are seeing people in some communities are not wearing masks, or if they are, they are being worn incorrectly.

Local health departments are finding it challenging to obtain the information necessary to halt local transmission, by quickly identifying exposures from contacts of cases and businesses. Inconsistent messaging from local elected leaders are contributing to on-going transmission in some communities where there is little public concern for consequences or enforcement of social distancing, banning large gatherings, or quarantine/isolation orders.

Several counties are taking swift action and implementing mitigation measures to help slow spread of the virus.  Examples include increasing the availability in testing in their community and working with local businesses to educate and spot check mask wearing and guideline adherence.

IDPH uses numerous indicators when determining if a county is experiencing stable COVID-19 activity, or if there are warning signs of increased COVID-19 risk in the county.

• New cases per 100,000 people.  If there are more than 50 new cases per 100,000 people in the county, this triggers a warning.
• Number of deaths.  This metric indicates a warning when the weekly number of deaths increases more than 20% for two consecutive weeks.
• Weekly test positivity.  This metric indicates a warning when the 7-day test positivity rate rises above 8%.
• ICU availability.  If there are fewer than 20% of intensive care units available in the region, this triggers a warning.
• Weekly emergency department visits.   This metric indicates a warning when the weekly percent of COVID-19-like-illness emergency department visits increase by more than 20% for two consecutive weeks.
• Weekly hospital admissions.  A warning is triggered when the weekly number of hospital admissions for COVID-19-like-illness increases by more than 20% for two consecutive weeks.
• Tests perform.  This metric is used to provide context and indicate if more testing is needed in the county.
• Clusters. This metric looks at the percent of COVID-19 cases associated with clusters or outbreaks and is used to understand large increase in cases.

These metrics are intended to be used for local level awareness to help local leaders, businesses, local health departments, and the public make informed decisions about personal and family gatherings, as well as what activities they choose to do.  The metrics are updated weekly, from the Sunday-Saturday of the prior week.

A map and information of each county’s status can be found on the IDPH website at https://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics.

2,264 New Confirmed Cases Friday

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 2,264 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 25 additional confirmed deaths.

  • Bureau County: 1 female 80s
  • Cook County: 1 female 30s, 2 males 50s, 2 males 60s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
  • DeKalb County: 1 female 60s
  • DuPage County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 90
  • Iroquois County: 1 female 50s
  • Madison County: 2 females 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
  • Morgan County: 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s
  • Sangamon County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Will County: 1 female 90s

Presently, IDPH is reporting a total of 202,691 cases, including 7,721 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 49,541 specimens for a total of 3,285,348.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Aug. 8 to Aug. 14 is back up to 4.1%.

As of last night, 1,612 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 345 patients were in the ICU and 126 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

Region 4 (Metro East) of the 11 COVID-19 Regions is seeing increases in test positivity rates and could surpass the resurgence metrics in the coming days. If the region experiences three consecutive days of 8% test positivity (seven-day rolling average), the state will implement mitigation measures.

A list of mitigation options can be found on the coronavirus.illinois.gov website.

SOURCE: state of Illinois news releases

Kane County Health Department Issues News Release Asking Residents To Help Stop Spread

 

3:20PM THURSDAY, AUG. 13

Confirmed Case Total Passes 200,000; Hospitalizations Rising

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has officially passed the 200,000 mark.

Presently, IDPH is reporting a total of 200,427 cases, including 7,696 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 1,834 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 24 additional confirmed death.

  • Adams County: 1 female 100+
  • Cook County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 2 females 80s, 2 males 80s
  • DuPage County: 1 female 90s
  • Lake County: 1 female 90s
  • LaSalle County: 1 female 80s, 2 female 90s
  • Madison County: 1 female 60s
  • Peoria County: 1 female 40s
  • Shelby County: 1 female 80s
  • Tazewell County: 1 male 80s
  • Washington County: 1 male 80s
  • Will County: 1 male 80s
  • Winnebago County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 46,006 specimens for a total of 3,235,807.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Aug. 6 to  Aug. 12 is 4.0%. The rolling rate had been at 4.1% since Aug. 6.

As of last night, 1,628 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 383 patients were in the ICU and 127 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

That represents a 24-hour increase of 103 in the hospital with COVID-19 and 26 in the ICU. The good news is the number of patients on ventilators went down by two.

 

1:30PM WEDNESDAY, AUG. 12

1,645 New Confirmed Cases, 16 New Deaths Wednesday

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

Above is a screenshot from the IDPH COVID-19 a-z page.

Above is a screenshot from the coronavirus.Illinois.gov page.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 1,645 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 16 additional confirmed death.

  • Cook County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s
  • DeKalb County: 1 female 70s
  • Douglas Count; 1 male 50s
  • Iroquois County: 1 female 80s
  • Jefferson County: 1 female 80s
  • Lake County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
  • LaSalle County: 1 male 80s
  • Madison County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s
  • Perry County: 1 female 90s
  • Rock Island County: 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
  • St. Clair County: 1 female 90s
  • Williamson County: 1 male 80s

Presently, IDPH is reporting a total of 198,593 cases, including 7,672 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

As in the past few weeks, case counts have increased as the week progresses.

  • Today: 1,645
  • Tuesday: 1,549
  • Monday: 1,319

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 42,098 specimens for a total of 3,189,801.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Aug. 5 to Aug. 11 is 4.1%. That percentage is unchanged since Aug. 6.

As of last night, 1,525 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 357 patients were in the ICU and 129 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

 

3:30PM TUESDAY, AUG. 11

1,549 New Confirmed Cases, 20 New Deaths Statewide Tuesday

Above are graphics of data for Region 8, which includes Kane and DuPage counties. Below are statewide totals.

Yesterday’s report of one new COVID-19-related death in the state of Illinois didn’t represent a trend, sadly.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 1,549 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 20 additional confirmed deaths.

  • Adams County: 1 male 90s
  • Coles County: 1 male 80s
  • Cook County: 1 male 60s, 3 males 70s, 1 female 80s
  • DuPage County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 90s
  • Franklin County: 1 female 70s
  • Jackson County: 1 female 60s
  • Kankakee County: 1 male 60s
  • Lake County: 1 male 80s
  • Livingston County: 1 female 60s
  • Logan County: 1 male 70s
  • Peoria County: 1 female 90s
  • Perry County: 1 female 90s
  • Wayne County: 1 female 70s
  • Will County: 1 female 40s, 1 male 70s

Presently, IDPH is reporting a total of 196,948 cases, including 7,657 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 41,362 specimens for a total of 3,147,703.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Aug. 4 to Aug. 10 is 4.1%. That percentage is unchanged since Aug. 6.

As of last night, 1,459 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 336 patients were in the ICU and 127 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

 

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 to 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