COVID-19 ILLINOIS: 6,642 New Cases, 123 Deaths; State Eases Mitigations, Puts Vaccinations in Overdrive; Variant Is Here

COVID-19 ILLINOIS: 6,642 New Cases, 123 Deaths; State Eases Mitigations, Puts Vaccinations in Overdrive; Variant Is Here

6:15PM FRIDAY, JAN. 15

6,642 New Cases, 123 Deaths; State Eases Mitigations, Puts Vaccinations in Overdrive; Variant Is Here

There are multiple story lines today (Friday, Jan. 15, 2021) as the state of Illinois made a slew of big announcements regarding mitigations, vaccinations and the COVID-19 variant. Scroll down for links to additional articles.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported 6,642 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 123 additional deaths.

  • Adams County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s, 1 female 100+
  • Champaign County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s
  • Christian County: 1 male 50s
  • Coles County: 1 male 80s
  • Cook County: 1 male 30s, 1 female 50s, 2 males 50s, 3 females 60s, 6 males 60s, 3 females 70s, 4 males 70s, 7 females 80s, 10 males 80s, 3 females 90s, 6 males 90s
  • DeKalb County:  1 male 80s
  • DuPage County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s, 2 females 90s
  • Edwards County: 1 female 70s
  • Franklin County: 1 male 80s
  • Henderson County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 100+
  • Henry County: 1 female 80s
  • Iroquois County: 1 male 50s
  • Jasper County: 1 female 80s
  • Jefferson County: 2 males 70s
  • Kane County: 1 male 60s, 2 females 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • Kankakee County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 80s
  • Kendall County: 1 male 50s
  • Lake County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • Lawrence County: 1 male 70s
  • Macoupin County: 1 female 90s
  • Madison County: 3 females 80s, 1 female 90s
  • McHenry County: 1 male 30s, 2 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
  • McLean County: 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Monroe County: 1 female 90s
  • Peoria County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s
  • Randolph County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 80s
  • Richland County: 1 female 60s
  • Schuyler County: 1 male 80s
  • Shelby County: 1 female 80s
  • St. Clair County: 1 male 60s, 3 males 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Tazewell County: 1 male 40s, 1 male 60s, 2 males 70s
  • Vermilion County: 1 male 40s, 1 female 50s, 1 male 70s
  • Will County: 2 males 70s, 2 males 80s
  • Williamson County: 1 female 70s
  • Winnebago County: 1 male 60s
  • Woodford County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s

IDPH is reporting a total of 1,059,324 cases, including 18,049 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 107,156 specimens for a total 14,564,776.

As of last night, 3,446 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 712 patients were in the ICU and 386 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Jan. 8-14, 2021 is 6.5%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Jan. 8-14, 2021 is 7.7%.

In Region 8 (Kane and DuPage counties), the test positivity rate is 9.8% — which is well below the 12% threshold to move to Tier 2 mitigations but higher than the 8% required to move to Tier 1 mitigations.

Vaccine Distribution Data

As of last night, 726,475 doses of vaccine were delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago.

In addition, approximately 268,525 doses have been allocated to the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities. This brings the total Illinois doses to 995,000.

IDPH is currently reporting a total of 447,348 vaccines administered, including 56,624 for long-term care facilities. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 27,125 doses.

3 Regions Move Out of Tier 3 Mitigations — Kane-DuPage Next?

State Rolls Out Aggressive Vaccination Plan

IDPH Confirms COVID Variant Is Here

 

3:15PM THURSDAY, JAN. 14

6,652 New Cases, 88 Deaths; 414,296 Vaccines Administered

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported 6,652 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 88 additional deaths.

The deaths and demographics by county are as follows:

  • Adams County: 1 male 70s, 2 males 80s, 3 females 90s
  • Bond County: 1 male 80s
  • Bureau County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
  • Clark County: 1 female 70s
  • Cook County: 1 male 50s, 3 females 60s, 1 male 60s, 4 females 70s, 2 males 70s, 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • DeWitt County: 1 female 70s
  • Douglas County: 1 male 90s
  • DuPage County: 1 male 60s, 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Edgar County: 1 male 70s
  • Effingham County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 90s
  • Franklin County: 1 male 70s
  • Fulton County: 1 female 90s
  • Henry County: 1 male 80s
  • Jefferson County: 1 male 70s
  • Kane County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s
  • Kankakee County: 1 male 80s
  • Knox County: 1 female 60s
  • Lake County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 female 90s
  • LaSalle County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 90s
  • Livingston County: 1 female 80s
  • Macon County: 1 female 80s
  • Madison County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 male 70s
  • McHenry County: 2 females 80s
  • McLean County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • Mercer County: 1 male 80s
  • Monroe County: 1 male 70s
  • Ogle County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • Peoria County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 90s
  • Piatt County: 1 female 90s
  • Pike County: 1 male 70s
  • Richland County: 1 male 70s
  • Rock Island County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 male 80s
  • Sangamon County: 2 females 80s
  • St. Clair County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
  • Tazewell County: 1 male 70s, 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s
  • Vermilion County: 1 female 70s
  • Warren County: 1 female 80s
  • Will County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 2 females 80s
  • Winnebago County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 90s

IDPH is reporting a total of 1,052,682 cases, including 17,928 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 118,036 specimens for a total 14,457,620.

As of last night, 3,511 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 742 patients were in the ICU and 382 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Jan. 7-13 is 6.8%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Jan. 7-13 is 8.0%.

As of last night, 704,225 doses of vaccine were delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago. In addition, approximately 268,525 doses have been allocated to the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities.  This brings the total Illinois doses to 972,750.

IDPH is reporting a total of 414,296 vaccines administered, including 51,891 for long-term care facilities. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 26,703 doses.

 

2:30PM WEDNESDAY, JAN. 13

5,862 New Cases, 97 Deaths; 384,658 Vaccine Doses Administered

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported 5,862 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 97 additional deaths.

The breakdown by county and demographics is as follows:

  • Bond County: 1 female 90s
  • Boone County: 1 male 50s
  • Christian County: 1 female 80s
  • Clinton County: 1 female 80s
  • Cook County: 1 male 40s, 1 male 50s, 3 females 60s, 5 males 60s, 4 females 70s, 4 males 70s, 3 females 80s, 4 males 80, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
  • DuPage County: 1 female 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 3 males 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Hamilton County: 1 male 70s
  • Iroquois County: 1 male 80s
  • Jefferson County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s
  • Jersey County: 1 male 70s
  • Knox County: 1 female 70s
  • Lake County: 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 2 females 90s, 1 male 90s
  • LaSalle County: 1 male 70s
  • Logan County: 1 female 60s
  • Macon County: 1 male 80s
  • Madison County: 1 male 70s
  • McHenry County: 1 male 50s
  • McLean County: 1 male 40s, 2 males 80s
  • Monroe County: 3 females 90s
  • Montgomery County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 80s
  • Morgan County: 1 female 60s
  • Ogle County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s
  • Peoria County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • Pike County: 1 female 90s
  • Randolph County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 80s
  • Richland County: 1 male 90s
  • Rock Island County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
  • Sangamon County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • St. Clair County: 1 female 60s, 2 females 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
  • Stephenson County: 1 male 70s
  • Tazewell County: 1 male 70s
  • Vermilion County: 2 females 80s, 2 males 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Will County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 2 females 80s
  • Williamson County: 1 female 80s
  • Winnebago County: 1 male 80s

IDPH is reporting a total of 1,046,030 cases, including 17,840 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 76,107 specimens for a total 14,339,584. As of last night, 3,642 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 749 patients were in the ICU and 386 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Jan. 6-12, 2021 is 7.3%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Jan. 6-12 is 8.3%.

In Region 8 (Kane and DuPage counties), the seven-day test positivity rolling average is 10.3%.

As of last night, 703,525 doses of vaccine were delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago. In addition, approximately 268,525 doses have been allocated to the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities. This brings the total Illinois doses to 972,050

IDPH is reporting a total of 384,658 vaccines administered, including 48,811 for long-term care facilities. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is approximately 25,400 doses.

 

3PM TUESDAY, JAN. 12

6,642 New Cases, 117 Deaths; IDPH Posts Vaccine Data

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported 6,642 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 117 additional deaths.

The data and demographics by county are as follows:

  • Adams County: 1 male 80s
  • Champaign County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 90s
  • Clark County: 1 female 80s
  • Coles County: 1 male 60s
  • Cook County: 1 male 40s, 1 female 50s, 1 female 60s, 5 males 60s, 3 females 70s, 3 males 70s, 2 females 80s, 4 males 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Cumberland County: 1 female 70s
  • DeKalb County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s
  • DuPage County: 1 female 30s, 1 female 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 2 females 90
  • Fayette County: 1 female 80s
  • Ford County: 1 female 80s
  • Franklin County: 1 female 90s
  • Hamilton County: 1 female 90s
  • Henderson County: 1 male 80s
  • Henry County: 1 female 100+
  • Jefferson County: 1 male 70s
  • Jersey County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • Kane County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 70s, 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Kankakee County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s
  • Knox County: 1 female 80s
  • Lake County: 1 male 30s, 1 male 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 female 90s
  • Lee County: 1 female 50s
  • Macoupin County; 1 female 60s
  • Madison County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 60s, 2 males 60s, 2 males 70s, 2 females 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 female 100+
  • Marion County: 1 female 90s
  • Mason County: 1 female 80s
  • Massac County: 1 female 80s
  • McDonough County: 1 male 40s
  • McHenry County: 1 male 80s
  • Mercer County: 1 female 80s
  • Monroe County: 1 male 90s
  • Montgomery County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s
  • Morgan County: 1 female 80s
  • Moultrie County: 1 female 80s
  • Peoria County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • Pope County: 1 male 80s
  • Randolph County: 1 female 80s
  • Rock Island County: 3 females 70s
  • Saline County: 1 male 80s
  • Sangamon County: 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
  • St. Clair County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 2 females 90s
  • Stephenson County: 1 female 60s
  • Vermilion County: 1 female 70s, 2 males 80s
  • Wayne County: 1 male 80s
  • Whiteside County: 1 male 60s
  • Will County: 1 male 20s, 1 male 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 2 females 90s, 1 male 90s
  • Williamson County: 1 male 40s
  • Winnebago County: 1 male 40s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s

IDPH is reporting a total of 1,040,168 cases, including 17,743 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 93,491 specimens for a total 14,263,477.

As of last night, 3,553 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 757 patients were in the ICU and 409 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Jan. 5 to Jan. 11, 2021, is 7.5%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Jan. 5 to Jan. 11 is 8.6%.

The seven-day rolling rate for Region 8 (Kane and DuPage counties) is 10.4%.Hospital bed availability for Region 8 is up to 25.0% for ICU beds and 24.1% for medical /surgical beds.

IDPH Posts Vaccine Distribution Data

 

4PM MONDAY, JAN. 11

Drop in New Cases, Deaths in Monday Data; Tier 3 Could Be Lifted in Some Regions as Soon as Jan. 15

There was a dramatic drop in new cases and deaths reported today by the Illinois Department of Public Health.

The IDPH reported 4,776 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 53 additional deaths.

The deaths by county and demographics are as follows:

  • Cook County: 1 female 30s, 1 female 40s, 2 males 40s, 2 females 50s, 2 males 50s, 1 female 60s, 7 males 60s, 5 females 70s, 2 males 70s, 7 females 80s, 7 males 80s, 3 females 90s, 3 males 90s
  • DuPage County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
  • Kane County: 1 female 80s
  • Lake County: 1 male 80s
  • LaSalle County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Livingston County: 1 male 40s
  • McDonough County: 1 female 70s
  • Will County: 1 male 60s
  • Winnebago County: 1 female 70s

IDPH is reporting a total of 1,033,526 cases, including 17,627 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 66,697 specimens for a total 14,169,986.

As of last night, 3,540 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 759 patients were in the ICU and 401 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Jan. 4-10, 2021, is 7.6%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Jan. 4-10 is 8.9%.

The seven-day test positivity rate for Region 8 (Kane and DuPage counties) is 10.4%.

Hospital bed availability for Region 8 also improved, with ICU bed availability rising to 23.2% and medical/surgical bed availability up to 22.8%. Both figures are higher than the 20% threshold set by the IDPH.

Gov. JB Pritzker said during the daily news conference Monday afternoon that some regions could see a lifting of Tier 3 mitigations to Tier 2 or below as soon as Jan. 15. To qualify for the downward step, a region must have a seven-day test positivity rate of less than 12% for three consecutive days, an ICU and hospital bed capacity of more than 20% for three straight days and decline in hospitalizations for three days on the seven-day rolling average.

 

12:55PM SUNDAY, JAN. 10

11,428 New Cases, 179 Deaths Over Weekend; Bed Capacity Improves

There is little doubt that the state of Illinois is facing one of its most challenging times of this pandemic, as COVID-19 data shows high levels of spread, new cases and deaths even as the possibility of an even-more contagious variant emerges.

But there was also at least some good news in the data released Sunday by the Illinois Department of Public Health, which shows a slight rebound in hospital capacity.

According to the IDPH, Illinois saw 11,428 new cases and 179 deaths related to the coronavirus from Friday to Sunday.

The Region 8 — Kane and DuPage counties — seven-day test positivity is at 10.6.%, according to the most recent data — about the same that it had been the previous four days.

Medical-surgical bed capacity, which had been down to 13.3% Friday, as rebounded the past two days and is back to 18.3%, a big improvement, although still below the 20% threshold set by state health officials.

 

2:35PM FRIDAY, JAN. 8

9,277 New Cases, 126 Deaths Friday; Med/Surg Beds Down to 13.3% Capacity

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported 9,277 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 126 additional deaths. Illinois has now reported more than one million cases since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Adams County: 1 male 70s
  • Boone County: 1 female 80s
  • Cook County: 1 female 40s, 1 male 40s, 3 females 50s, 2 females 60s, 4 males 60s, 3 females 70s, 7 males 70s, 7 females 80s, 7 males 80s, 3 females 90s, 7 males 90s
  • DeKalb County: 1 female 60s
  • DuPage County: 1 female 40s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
  • Edwards County: 1 male 80s
  • Effingham County: 1 male 80s
  • Fayette County: 1 female 80s
  • Fulton County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Henry County: 1 male 90s
  • Iroquois County: 1 male 60s
  • Jackson County: 1 male 60s
  • Jefferson County: 1 female 90s
  • Kane County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
  • Kankakee County: 1 female 80s
  • Knox County: 1 male 50s
  • Lake County: 1 female 50s, 1 male 60s, 3 females 90s
  • LaSalle County: 1 male 80s
  • Livingston County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 90s
  • Madison County: 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Marion County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s
  • Marshall County: 1 female 50s
  • McLean County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s
  • Montgomery County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
  • Morgan County: 1 male 70s
  • Peoria County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s
  • Perry County: 1 female 60s
  • Randolph County: 1 female 90s
  • Richland County: 1 female 70s
  • Rock Island County: 2 males 60s, 1 female 70s, 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 2 females 90
  • Saline County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s
  • Sangamon County: 1 male 90s
  • St. Clair County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 90s
  • Stark County: 1 male 80s
  • Stephenson County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 70s
  • Tazewell County: 1 male 40s, 4 males 70s
  • Vermilion County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • Whiteside County: 1 male 60s
  • Will County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 60s, 3 females 70s, 2 males 70s, 1 female 80s
  • Williamson County: 1 male 70s
  • Winnebago County: 2 females 90s
  • Woodford County: 1 female 90s

IDPH is reporting a total of 1,017,322 cases, including 17,395 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 118,665 specimens for a total 13,922,611.

As of last night, 3,777 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 780 patients were in the ICU and 422 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Jan. 1 to Jan. 7 is 8.5%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Jan. 1 to Jan. 7 is 9.5%.

The seven-day test positivity rate for Region 9 (Kane and DuPage counties) is 10.5%, a tenth of 1% lower than the number reported yesterday.

 

3PM THURSDAY,  JAN. 7

8,757 New Cases as Illinois Passes 1 Million Mark; 177 Deaths Reported Thursday

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported 8,757 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 177 additional deaths. Illinois has now reported more than one million cases since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“In a pandemic that has contained far too many tragic milestones, today’s marking of one million cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in Illinois deserves particular recognition,” said Gov. JB Pritzker. “As this disease continues to wreak havoc on our nation — with the United States setting another record for the most COVID-19 deaths in a day just yesterday — it is critical that we take extra caution today and in the months ahead to reduce the spread, bring down hospitalization rates, and save lives.

“Now that vaccine distribution has begun, we can see the light at the end of this difficult time — let’s do everything we can to ensure all of our neighbors are able to be there as we cross that finish line, healthy as well. With that goal in mind, I encourage all Illinoisans to choose to receive the protections of the COVID-19 vaccine when it’s your turn in line.”

Region 8’s test positivity rate is going up, and its hospital bed capacity is going down, according to the IDPH.

IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said that, as the vaccine rolls out, health officials’ hope, and goal, is that the number of new cases we see each day will decrease.

“Reporting more than 1 million COVID-19 cases in Illinois seemed like an unlikely number at the beginning of the pandemic, and we’ve now all seen how devastating this disease can be,” she said. “I urge everyone to continue to wear their mask, avoid social gatherings, and get vaccinated when it’s your turn.”

The deaths by count and by demographics are as follows:

  • Adams County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 70s, 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Bureau County: 1 male 60s
  • Christian County: 2 males 70s, 1 male 80s
  • Clay County: 1 female 60s
  • Coles County: 1 male 80s
  • Cook County: 2 males 40s, 3 males 50s, 1 female 60s, 6 males 60s, 8 females 70s, 8 males 70s, 7 females 80s, 9 males 80s, 4 females 90s, 2 males 90s, 1 female 100+
  • Douglas County: 1 male 80s
  • DuPage County: 1 male 40s, 1 male 70s, 3 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s, 1 male 100+
  • Edgar County: 1 female 80s
  • Fayette County: 1 male 80s
  • Fulton County: 1 male 30s
  • Grundy County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
  • Hancock County: 1 male 50s
  • Hardin County: 1 male 60s
  • Henry County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Iroquois County: 1 female 80s
  • Jackson County: 1 female 70s, 2 females 90s
  • Jefferson County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s
  • Jersey County: 1 male 80s
  • Kane County: 1 male 60s, 3 females 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Kankakee County: 1 male 90s
  • Knox County: 1 female 90s
  • Lake County: 1 male 40s, 2 females 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Lee County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • Livingston County: 1 female 70s
  • Macon County: 1 male 90s
  • Macoupin County: 1 male 70s
  • Madison County: 1 male 50s, 2 males 60s, 1 female 80s
  • Marion County: 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Marshall County: 1 male 70s
  • McHenry County: 1 male 40s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 female 100+
  • McLean County: 1 female 80s
  • Montgomery County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s
  • Peoria County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
  • Piatt County: 1 female 60s
  • Randolph County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Rock Island County: 1 female 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 90s, 2 males 90s
  • Sangamon County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s
  • St. Clair County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 2 males 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Tazewell County: 1 female 70s, 3 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
  • Vermilion County: 1 male 80s
  • Whiteside County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • Will County: 1 male 40s, 1 male 60s, 2 females 70s, 1 male 70s, 2 female 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Williamson County: 1 female 80s
  • Winnebago County: 2 female 70s 1 male 70s
  • Woodford County:1 male 80s

IDPH is reporting a total of 1,008,045 cases, including 17,272 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 105,518 specimens for a total 13,803,946. As of last night, 3,921 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 783 patients were in the ICU and 450 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Dec. 31, 2020, to Jan. 6, 2021, is 8.5%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Dec. 31, 2020, to Jan. 6, 2021, is 9.8%.

The seven-day test positivity rate for Region 8 (Kane and DuPage counties) is at 10.6%. Medical / surgical bed capacity is down to 15.5%, well below the state threshold of 20%.

The previous mask mandate established through an emergency rule to the Control of Communicable Disease Code expired on Jan. 3, 2021. However, a subsequent emergency rule was filed Jan. 4, 2021, and is in effect for 150 days.

 

3:45PM WEDNESDAY, JAN. 6

7,569 New Cases, 139 Deaths; State Extends Mask Mandate

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported 7,569 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 139 additional deaths.

The deaths by county and demographics are as follows:

  • Bond County: 1 male 70s
  • Boone County: 1 male 40s
  • Bureau County: 1 female 80s
  • Champaign County: 1 male 70s
  • Clark County: 1 male 90s
  • Clinton County: 1 female 70s
  • Coles County: 1 female 80s
  • Cook County: 2 males 40s, 1 female 50s, 2 males 50s, 1 female 60s, 7 males 60s, 4 females 70s, 5 males 70s, 6 females 80s, 4 males 80s, 7 females 90s, 3 males 90s, 1 male 100+
  • DeKalb County: 1 female 80s
  • Douglas County: 1 male 80s
  • DuPage County: 1 female 60s, 2 males 60s, 1 female 80s, 2 males 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
  • Edgar County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
  • Franklin County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 90s
  • Fulton County: 1 female 80s
  • Grundy County: 1 female 80s
  • Hancock County: 1 male 80s
  • Jefferson County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Kane County: 1 female 30s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 90s
  • Kankakee County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s
  • Lake County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
  • LaSalle County: 1 female 80s
  • Lee County: 1 male 80s
  • Livingston County: 1 female 90s
  • Macon County: 1 male 60s
  • Macoupin County: 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Madison County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 2 females 80s, 2 males 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Marion County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
  • McLean County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s, 2 males 90s
  • Peoria County: 1 male 70s
  • Randolph County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 100+
  • Rock Island County: 3 males 70s, 2 females 90s, 1 male 90s
  • Saline County: 2 males 80s
  • Sangamon County: 1 male 70s
  • St. Clair County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 70s, 4 females 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Tazewell County: 2 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 90s
  • White County: 1 male 60s
  • Whiteside County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 90s
  • Will County: 1 male 40s, 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 2 males 70s, 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Williamson County: 1 female 80s
  • Winnebago County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 female 80s
  • Woodford County: 1 female 90s

IDPH is reporting a total of 999,288 cases, including 17,096 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 80,974 specimens for a total 13,698,428.

As of last night, 3,928 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 812 patients were in the ICU and 451 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Dec. 20, 2020, to Jan. 5, 2021, is 8.4%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Dec. 30, 2020, to Jan. 5, 2021, is 9.9%.

The seven-day test positivity rate for Kane-DuPage Region 8 increased to 10.4%.

The Region 8 medical-surgical bed capacity dipped under the state’s 20% threshold.

The previous mask mandate established through an emergency rule to the Control of Communicable Disease Code expired on Jan. 3, 2021.  However, a subsequent emergency rule was filed Jan. 4, 2021, and is in effect for 150 days.

 

Illinois Announces Plan For Phase 1B

 

3PM TUESDAY, JAN. 5

6,839 New Cases, 126 Deaths Tuesday; State Nears 1 Million Total Cases

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported 6,839 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 126 additional deaths.

The deaths and demographics by county are as follows:

  • Adams County: 1 female 60s
  • Cass County: 1 male 80s
  • Cook County: 1 female 40s, 5 females 60s, 7 males 60s, 5 females 70s, 5 males 70s, 3 females 80s, 4 males 80s, 2 females 90s, 3 males 90s
  • Douglas County: 2 females 80s
  • DuPage County: 5 females 70s, 1 male 70s, 4 males 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Edgar County: 1 male 70s
  • Effingham County: 1 male 80s
  • Ford County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
  • Franklin County: 1 male 80s
  • Fulton County: 1 female 80s
  • Grundy County: 1 female 70s
  • Hamilton County: 1 female 90s
  • Jackson County: 1 male 80s
  • Jersey County: 1 male 90s
  • Kane County: 1 female 50s, 1 male 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 male 70s
  • Knox County: 1 male 90s
  • Lake County: 1 male 40s, 1 female 60s, 1 male 70s, 2 females 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s, 1 male 100+
  • LaSalle County: 2 males 70s, 1 male 80s
  • Lee County: 1 male 80s
  • Logan County: 1 female 80s
  • Madison County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s, 2 males 90s
  • Marion County: 1 male 80s
  • McHenry County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
  • McLean County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • Mercer County: 1 female 90s
  • Peoria County: 1 female 80s, 3 female 90s
  • Perry County: 2 males 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s
  • Randolph County: 2 females 90s, 1 male 90s
  • Rock Island County: 1 male 80s
  • Saline County: 1 female 80s
  • Sangamon County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s
  • St. Clair County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Union County: 1 female 70s
  • Vermilion County: 1 female 60s
  • Warren County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 90s
  • Whiteside County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s
  • Will County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s
  • Winnebago County: 1 male 60s, 2 females 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s

IDPH is reporting a total of 991,719 cases, including 16,959 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 87,083 specimens for a total 13,617,454. As of last night, 3,905 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 800 patients were in the ICU and 457 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Dec.  29, 2020, to Jan. 4, 2021, is 8.5%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Dec. 29, 2020, to Jan. 4, 2021 is 9.8%

 

3PM MONDAY, JAN. 4, 2021

5,059 New Cases, 79 Deaths Monday; Test Positivity Rising

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported 5,059 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 79 additional deaths.

  • Cook County: 1 teen, 1 female 30s, 2 females 40s, 1 male 40s, 1 female 50s, 3 males 50s, 3 females 60s, 5 males 60s, 2 females 70s, 8 males 70s, 3 females 80s, 5 males 80s, 4 females 90s, 2 males 90s
  • DeKalb County: 1 male 80s
  • DuPage County: 1 male 30s, 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Fulton County: 2 males 80s
  • Kane County: 1 female 40s, 1 male 50s
  • Kankakee County: 1 male 50s
  • Lake County: 2 females 70s
  • Macoupin County: 1 female 90s
  • Madison County: 1 male 30s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
  • McDonough County: 1 male 80s
  • Piatt County: 1 female 60s
  • Putnam County: 1 male 60s
  • Rock Island County: 1 male 80s
  • Sangamon County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s
  • St. Clair County: 1 male 40s, 1 female 80s
  • Stephenson County: 1 male 80s
  • Tazewell County: 1 male 60s, 2 males 70s, 2 males 80s
  • Warren County: 1 female 90sWayne County: 1 male 80s
  • Will County: 1 female 50s, 2 females 70s

IDPH is reporting a total of 984,880 cases, including 16,834 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 48,254 specimens for a total 13,530,371.

As of last night, 3,948 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 816 patients were in the ICU and 471 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Dec. 28, 2020, to Jan. 3, 2021, is 8.6%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Dec. 28, 2020, to Jan. 3, 2021 is 9.8%.

The seven-day test positivity rate for Kane=DuPage Region 8 continues to rise, as the charts above indicate. Region 8’s test positivity rate is 10.2% as of Jan. 1, the most recent data available on the IDPH 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 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.

 

12:30PM SUNDAY, JAN. 3

16,432 New Cases, 265 Deaths So Far in New Year

The state of Illinois is seeing high COVID-19 numbers and a rising test-positivity rate to start the new year, according to data provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health.

During the first three days of 2021, the state has recorded 16,432 new cases and 265 new deaths.

The total number of recorded cases so far during the pandemic is nearing the 1 million mark and could reach that milestone before the end of the week. As of today (Sunday, Jan. 3, 2020), the totals are 979,821 cases and 16,755 deaths related to the coronavirus.

In Region 8 — Kane and DuPage counties — the seven-day test positivity rate is 9.8% as of Dec. 31, the most recent data provided by the IDPH. The rate was as low as 8.6% the day after Christmas.

The number of available hospital beds has been rising in recent days, with medical/surgical bed capacity back to 20%.

 

2:40PM THURSDAY, DEC. 31

8,009 New Cases, 133 Deaths; IDPH Monitors Variant

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported 8,009 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 133 additional deaths.

The deaths by county are as follows:

  • Adams County: 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Boone County: 1 male 40s
  • Champaign County: 1 male 70s
  • Christian County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s
  • Clay County: 1 female 100+
  • Cook County: 1 female 40s, 1 male 40s, 2 males 50s, 2 females 60s, 5 males 60s, 5 females 70s, 6 males 70s, 5 females 80s, 3 males 80s, 1 female 90s, 2 males 90s, 1 female 100+
  • Crawford County: 1 male 80s
  • Cumberland County: 1 female 90s
  • DeKalb County: 1 female 90s, 3 males 90s
  • DuPage County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s, 2 female 90s, 1 male 90s
  • Edgard County: 1 male 80s
  • Effingham County: 1 male 50s
  • Fulton County: 1 female 80s
  • Grundy County: 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s
  • Henderson County: 1 female 80s
  • Iroquois County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s
  • Jefferson County: 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Jersey County: 1 male 80s
  • Kane County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Kankakee County: 1 female 20s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s
  • Knox County: 2 males 60s, 2 females 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Lake County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Logan County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s
  • Macon County: 1 female 80s
  • Madison County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Mason County: 1 male 80s
  • McLean County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Mercer County: 1 female 70s
  • Montgomery County: 1 male 70s
  • Pike County: 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  •  Randolph County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • Richland County: 1 female 90s, 2 males 90s
  • Rock Island County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 2 males 80s, 2 females 90
  • Sangamon County: 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Shelby County: 1 female 90s
  • St. Clair County: 2 females 70s, 1 male 70s, 2 females 80s
  • Tazewell County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Vermilion County: 2 females 90s
  • White County: 1 male 80s
  • Whiteside County: 1 male 80s
  • Will County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 3 females 80s
  • Winnebago County: 1 female 70s, 2 females 80s
  • Woodford County: 1 male 70s

IDPH is reporting a total of 963,389 cases, including 16,490 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 99,426 specimens for a total 13,277,443. As of last night, 4,093 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 837 patients were in the ICU and 496 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Dec. 24 to Dec. 30, 2020, is 7.7%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Dec. 24 to Dec. 30, 2020 is 9.0%.

The seven-day test positivity rate for Kane=DuPage Region 8 went up again — to 9.0%. The Region 8 medical surgical bed capacity has dipped under the 20% danger point set by the IDPH.

IDPH Monitors Variant

 

3:20PM WEDNESDAY, DEC. 30

7,374 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease, 178 Deaths; Test Positivity Goes Back Up

After showing positive signs in recent days, the test positivity rates were up and hospital bed availability went down as the Illinois Department of Public Health reported 7,374 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 178 additional deaths.

The deaths and demographics by county are as follows:

  • Adams County: 1 male 60s
  • Boone County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s
  • Bureau County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 80s
  • Cook County: 1 female 40s, 1 male 40s, 4 males 50s, 3 females 60s, 7 males 60s, 5 females 70s, 13 males 70s, 10 females 80s, 9 males 80s, 6 females 90s, 6 males 90s, 1 female 100+
  • Cumberland County: 1 female 60s
  • DeKalb County: 1 male 60s
  • DuPage County: 2 males 50s, 3 females 70s, 4 females 80s, 2 males 80s, 2 males 90s
  • Effingham County: 1 female 80s
  • Ford County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
  • Franklin County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
  • Iroquois County: 1 male 80s
  • Jefferson County: 1 female 80s
  • Kane County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Kankakee County: 1 female 50s, 1 male 90s
  • Knox County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Lake County: 1 female 50s, 1 male 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 male 70s, 3 females 80s, 1 male 80s
  • LaSalle County: 1 female 80s, 2 females 90s, 1 male 90s
  • Logan County: 1 male 80s
  • Macon County: 2 females 70s, 2 males 90s
  • Macoupin County: 2 males 70s
  • McHenry County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s
  • McLean County: 1 male 80s
  • Morgan County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s
  • Moultrie County: 1 male 80s
  • Peoria County: 2 females 60s, 1 male 60s, 2 males 80s
  • Perry County: 1 female 60s
  • Randolph County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 2 females 90s
  • Rock Island County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 60s, 2 males 70s, 3 males 80s, 2 females 90s, 1 male 90s
  • St. Clair County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 2 females 90s
  • Tazewell County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Vermilion County: 1 male 50s
  • Wabash County: 1 female 80s
  • Warren County: 1 male 80s
  • White County: 1 male 80s
  • Whiteside County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Will County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 70s, 3 males 70s, 1 female 80s
  • Winnebago County: 1 female 30s, 1 male 50s, 2 males 60s, 1 female 90s, 1 female 100+
  • Woodford County: 1 female 90s

IDPH is reporting a total of 955,380 cases, including 16,357 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 74,573 specimens for a total 13,178,017.

As of last night, 4,244 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 882 patients were in the ICU and 496 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Dec. 23 to Dec. 29, 2020, is 7.6%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Dec. 23 to Dec. 29, 2020, is 8.9%.

The Region 8 (Kane and DuPage counties) seven-day test positivity rate is 8.8%, up .2 percentage points from the rate reported yesterday.

Medical / surgical bed availability dropped to 21.5% in Region 8 — a 3% drop from the previous day’s total but stilll above the 20% threshold set by state health officials.

 

 

2PM TUESDAY, DEC. 29

5,644 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease, 106 Deaths; Test Positivity Drops Again

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported 5,644 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 106 additional deaths.

Region 8 hospital bed capacity is increasing.

The deaths and demographics by county are as follows:

  • Adams County: 1 female 90s
  • Bond County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 90s
  • Carroll County: 1 male 70s
  • Christian County: 1 female 70s
  • Clay County: 1 male 70s
  • Cook County: 1 female 40s, 1 male 50s, 5 females 60s, 6 males 60s, 4 females 70s, 5 males 70s, 3 females 80s, 3 males 80s, 1 female 90s, 2 males 90s, 1 female 100+
  • DeKalb County: 1 male 60s
  • DuPage County: 3 males 80s, 2 females 90s, 1 male 90s, 1 female 100+
  • Fulton County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 80s
  • Grundy County: 1 female 80s
  • Henry County: 1 male 80s
  • Jackson County: 1 male 70s
  • Jefferson County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s
  • Kane County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 90s
  • Kankakee County: 1 male 90s
  • Lake County: 1 male 70s, 2 males 80s
  • Logan County: 1 female 80s
  • Madison County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 90s
  • Marion County: 1 male 80s
  • Mason County: 1 male 60s
  • McHenry County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 100+
  • McLean County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Monroe County:  1 male 70s, 1 male 90s
  • Moultrie County: 1 female 60s
  • Peoria County: 1 male 20s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 90s
  • Perry County: 1 female 80s
  • Pike County: 1 female 80s
  • Pulaski County: 1 male 60s
  • Rock Island County: 1 male 90s
  • Saline County: 1 female 90s
  • Sangamon County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
  • St. Clair County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Tazewell County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s
  • Vermilion County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
  • Warren County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 90s
  • Washington County: 1 female 90s
  • Will County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s
  • Winnebago County: 1 female 40s, 2 females 60s, 1 female 70s, 2 males 90s
  • Woodford County: 1 male 80s

IDPH is reporting a total of 948,006 cases, including 16,179 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 66,786 specimens for a total 13,103,444.

As of last night, 4,313 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 904 patients were in the ICU and 506 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Dec. 22 to Dec. 28, 2020 is 7.4%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Dec. 22 to Dec. 28, 2020 is 8.8%.

Kane-DuPage Region 8’s seven-day test positivity rate 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.

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 MONDAY, DEC. 28

4,453 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease; State Passes 16,000 Total Deaths

The state of Illinois officially passed the 16,000 mark in total deaths related to the coronavirus pandemic, according to data released today by the Illinois Department of Public Health.

The IDPH reported 4,453 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 105 additional deaths.

The data be county is as follows:

  • Adams County: 1 female 80s
  • Boone County: 1 male 90s
  • Cook County: 1 teen, 1 male 40s, 1 female 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 2 females 70s, 2 males 70s, 2 females 80s, 2 males 80s, 1 female 90s, 2 males 90s
  • DuPage County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 2 females 80s, 2 males 80s, 2 males 90s, 1 female 100+
  • Ford County: 1 female 90s
  • Grundy County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Henry County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
  • Iroquois County: 1 male 70s
  • Jefferson County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • Jersey County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s
  • Kane County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s
  • Knox County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • Lake County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • LaSalle County: 1 male 60s
  • Lawrence County: 1 female 90s
  • Logan County: 1 male 70s
  • Macoupin County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Madison County: 1 female 40s, 1 male 80s
  • Marion County: 1 male 90s
  • Massac County: 1 female 80s
  • McHenry County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Monroe County: 1 male 70s
  • Moultrie County: 1 male 80s
  • Ogle County: 1 male 60s
  • Perry County: 1 male 80s
  • Pike County: 1 male 80s
  • Randolph County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Richland County: 1 female 80s
  • Rock Island County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Saline County: 1 male 90s
  • Sangamon County: 2 males 80s, 1 male 90s
  • St. Clair County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s, 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s
  • Stark County: 1 female 70s, 2 males 70s, 1 male 80s
  • Stephenson County: 1 male 80s
  • Tazewell County: 1 female 80s, 2 males 90s
  • Union County: 1 female 100+
  • Warren County: 1 male 80s
  • Will County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
  • Winnebago County: 1 male 30s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 100+
  • Woodford County: 2 females 80s

IDPH is reporting a total of 942,362 cases, including 16,074 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 51,046 specimens for a total 13,036,658. As of last night, 4,243 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 884 patients were in the ICU and 515 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Dec. 21 to Dec. 27, 2020 is 7.2%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Dec. 21 to Dec. 27 is 8.7%.

 

1:30PM SUNDAY, DEC. 27

7,060 New Cases, 170 Deaths Statewide Over Weekend; Hospital Bed Availability Improving

There were 7,060 new cases and 170 additional deaths statewide over the weekend, according to data posted by the Illinois Department of Public Health.

The totals are 937,909 positive cases and 15,969 deaths in Illinois since the pandemic began.

The Kane-DuPage Region 8 seven-day test positivity rate is down to 9%.

Hospital-bed availability is trending in the right direction, with both ICU beds and medical/surgical bed capacity above the 20% threshold.

 

4PM FRIDAY, DEC. 25

12,779 New Cases, 252 Deaths in Over 2 Days

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 12,779 new cases and 252 additional deaths over the past two days.

The totals for the state are 930,849 confirmed cases and 15,799 deaths.

The seven-day test positivity rate for Kane-DuPage Region 8 is 9.7%.

 

3PM WEDNESDAY, DEC. 23

Public Health Officials Announce 6,762 New Cases, 135 Deaths

Kane County hospitals are dealing with the stress of high case counts, high death counts and diminishing bed capacity as the holiday draws near.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported 6,762 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 135 additional deaths.

The deaths by county and demographics are:

  • Alexander County: 1 female 60s
  • Brown County: 1 male 70s
  • Carroll County: 1 male 60s
  • Champaign County: 1 male 20s, 1 male 80s
  • Clark County: 1 female 90s
  • Cook County: 1 female 40s, 2 males 40s, 1 male 50s, 1 female 60s, 10 males 60s, 5 females 70s, 8 males 70s, 8 females 80s, 6 males 80s, 3 females 90s, 3 males 90s, 1 female over 100
  • DeKalb County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
  • DuPage County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 male 80s, 2 females 90s, 1 female over 100
  • Ford County: 1 male 70s
  • Franklin County: 1 female 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s
  • Hardin County: 1 female 80s
  • Henry County: 1 female 80s
  • Jackson County: 1 female 90s
  • Jefferson County: 1 female 90s
  • Johnson County: 1 female 80s
  • Kane County: 1 female 70s, 2 males 80s
  • Knox County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 90s
  • Lake County: 1 female 90s
  • LaSalle County: 1 male 50s
  • Macon County: 2 females 90s
  • Macoupin County: 1 female 60s
  • Madison County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s
  • Marion County: 1 male 80s
  • Marshall County: 1 male 70s
  • Mason County: 1 male 80s
  • Massac County: 1 female 60s
  • McHenry County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
  • McLean County: 1 male 90s
  • Morgan County: 1 female 70s
  • Peoria County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Pike County: 1 female 70s
  • Rock Island County: 1 female 80s, 2 females 90s
  • Sangamon County: 2 females 60s, 2 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Stephenson County: 1 female 90s
  • Tazewell County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
  • Vermilion County: 1 male 60s
  • Wabash County: 1 female 90s
  • Warren County: 1 female 80s
  • Washington County: 2 females 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Will County: 2 males 60s, 3 females 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 90s
  • Williamson County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • Winnebago County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
  • Woodford County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 80s

IDPH is reporting a total of 918,070 cases, including 15,547 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 82,328 specimens for a total 12,688,071.

As of last night, 4,593 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 953 patients were in the ICU and 536 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators. Kane-DuPage Region 8 is showing declining hospital bed capacity today. According to the IDPH website data, the region’s medical/surgical bed availability is at 21.3%, just over the state’s 20% threashold.

Region 8’s seven-day test positivity rate is at 10.3% as of Dec. 20 — the most recent data available on the regional COVID-19 resurgence metrics page.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Dec. 16 to Dec. 22, 2020 is 7.5%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity
from Dec. 16 to Dec. 22, 2020 is 9.0%.

 

4:30PM TUESDAY, DEC. 22

6,239 New Cases, 116 Deaths; 4,557 in Hospital With Coronavirus Disease

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported 6,239 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 116 additional deaths.

  • Adams County: 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Cass County:  1 male 70s
  • Champaign County: 1 female 80s
  • Christian County:  1 male 60s
  • Clark County:  1 male 70s, 1 female over 100
  • Clinton County:  1 male 60s, 1 female 90s
  • Cook County: 1 female 40s, 2 females 50s, 1 male 50s, 5 females 60s, 5 males 60s, 3 females 70s, 9 males 70s, 5 females 80s, 7 males 80s, 1 female 90s, 2 males 90s
  • Douglas County:  1 female 70s, 1 female 80s
  • DuPage County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s, 2 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
  • Fayette County:  1 female 60s, 1 female 80s
  • Franklin County:  1 male 60s, 1 female 80s
  • Grundy County: 1 female 90s
  • Hamilton County: 1 female 70s
  • Iroquois County: 1 male 70s
  • Jackson County: 1 female over 100
  • Kane County: 1 female 70s
  • Kendall County: 1 female 60s
  • Lake County: 2 males 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 female over 100
  • LaSalle County: 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s
  • Lee County: 1 female 70s
  • Livingston County: 1 male 40s, 1 male 70s
  • Madison County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s
  • Marion County: 1 female over 100
  • Massac County: 1 female over 100
  • McHenry County: 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Morgan County:  1 female 80s
  • Moultrie County: 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Peoria County: 2 males 70s, 1 male 80s
  • Perry County: 1 male 80s
  • Richland County: 1 male 70s, 1 female over 100
  • Sangamon County: 2 females 60s, 1 male 70s
  • St. Clair County: 1 male 60s
  • Stark County: 1 female 80s
  • Stephenson County: 1 female 90s
  • Tazewell County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Will County: 2 males 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 female 90s
  • Winnebago County: 1 male 40s, 2 females 60s, 3 females 70s

IDPH is reporting a total of 911,308 cases, including 15,414 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 84,764 specimens for a total 12,605,743.

As of last night, 4,571 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 981 patients were in the ICU and 557 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Dec. 15 to Dec. 21, 2020 is 7.4%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Dec. 15 to Dec. 21, 2020 is 9.0%.

 

3:05PM MONDAY, DEC. 21

4,699 New Cases , 98 Additional Deaths Monday; Positivity Rate Rising

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported 4,699 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 98 additional deaths.

  • Bureau County: 1 male 90s
  • Champaign County: 1 female 80s
  • Cook County: 1 male 30s, 2 males 40s, 2 females 50s, 3 males 50s, 5 females 60s, 7 males 60s, 8 females 70s, 8 males 70s, 13 females 80s, 13 males 80s, 5 females 90s, 2 males 90s, 1 female over 100
  • DuPage County: 1 male 70s, 2 males 90s
  • Effingham County: 1 male 90s
  • Hamilton County: 1 male 90s
  • Kane County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 90s
  • Lake County: 1 male 60s, 2 female 90s
  • LaSalle County: 1 female 70s
  • Madison County: 2 males 70s, 2 males 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Morgan County: 1 male 80s
  • Rock Island County: 1 male 50s, 2 females 80s
  • Stephenson County: 1 female 90s
  • Tazewell County: 1 female 80s
  • Washington County: 1 male 80s
  • Will County: 2 males 80s, 1 male 90s

IDPH is reporting a total of 905,069 cases, including 15,299 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 86,454 specimens for a total 12,520,979. As of last night, 4,460 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 981 patients were in the ICU and 546 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Dec. 14 to Dec. 20, 2020 is 7.5%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Dec. 14 to Dec. 20, 2020 is 9.3%.

 

1:30PM SUNDAY, DEC. 20

13,565 New Cases, 187 Deaths Over Weekend; Region 8 Positivity Rate Lowers

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 13,565 new cases and 187 deaths over the weekend.

The statewide totals as of Sunday, Dec. 20, are 900,370 confirmed cases and 15,202 deaths since the pandemic began.

Good news is that the seven-day rolling test positivity rate for Kane-DuPage Region 8 is 10.4% and has been under the 12% threshold for seven consecutive days.

2PM FRIDAY, DEC. 19

7,377 New Cases , 181 Additional Deaths Friday

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported 7,377 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 181 additional deaths.
  • Adams County: 1 male 80s
  • Boone County: 1 male 80s, 2 females 90s, 1 male 90s
  • Cass County: 1 female 70s
  • Clay County: 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Cook County: 2 males 40s, 2 females 50s, 4 males 50s, 6 females 60s, 8 males 60s, 7 females 70s, 14 males 70s, 11 females 80s, 9 males 80s, 8 females 90s, 5 males 90s
  • Cumberland County: 1 male 90s
  • DeKalb County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s
  • Douglas County: 1 male 90s
  • DuPage County: 1 male 40s, 1 male 50s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
  • Effingham County: 1 female 100+
  • Ford County: 2 males 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
  • Fulton County: 1 male 80s
  • Grundy County: 1 male 80s
  • Hancock County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
  • Iroquois County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
  • Jasper County: 1 male 80s
  • Jefferson County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 male 80s
  • Jersey County: 1 female 90s
  • Kane County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
  • Kankakee County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Knox County: 1 male 70s
  • Lake County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s, 3 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 5 females 90s
  • LaSalle County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s
  • Lawrence County: 1 male 70s
  • Livingston County: 1 male 70s, 2 females 80s
  • Logan County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • Madison County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 80s
  • Marion County: 1 female 50s, 2 males 70s
  • McHenry County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • McLean County: 1 female 60s
  • Morgan County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s
  • Ogle County: 1 male 70s
  • Peoria County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Rock Island County: 2 males 70s
  • Sangamon County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 90s
  • Shelby County: 1 male 70s
  • St. Clair County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • Stephenson County: 1 male 80s
  • Tazewell County: 2 females 80s, 1 male 90s, 1 female 100+
  • Warren County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • Wayne County: 1 male 70s
  • White County: 1 female 70s
  • Whiteside County: 1 female 80s
  • Will County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 3 males 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Williamson County: 1 male 60s
  • Winnebago County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Woodford County: 2 females 80s

Currently,  IDPH is reporting a total of 886,805 cases, including 15,015 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 112,292 specimens for a total 12,259,595.

As of last night, 4,690 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 1,023 patients were in the ICU and 589 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Dec. 11 to Dec. 17 is 8.0%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Dec. 11 to Dec. 17, 2020 is 9.7%.

3PM THURSDAY, DEC. 18

Public Health Officials Announce 181 Deaths, 8,828 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported 8,828 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease  in Illinois, including 181 additional deaths.

  • Boone County: 1 male 90s
  • Bureau County: 1 female 90s
  • Carroll County: 1 female 60s
  • Champaign County: 1 female 70s
  • Christian County: 1 female 80s
  • Clinton County: 2 females 90s, 1 male 90s
  • Coles County: 1 female 80s
  • Cook County: 1 male 20s, 3 males 40s, 6 males 50s, 3 females 60s, 5 males 60s, 10 females 70s, 18 males 70s, 5 females 80s, 6 males 80s, 5 females 90s, 4 males 90s, 1 female 100+
  • Crawford County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • Dewitt County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s
  • DuPage County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 70s, 2 females 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s, 1 female 100+
  • Edwards County: 1 female 80s
  • Effingham County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 70s
  • Fayette County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 90s
  • Ford County: 1 female 80s
  • Franklin County: 1 male 80s
  • Grundy County: 1 female 100+
  • Hardin County: 1 male 80s
  • Henry County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 female 100+
  • Iroquois County: 1 male 80s
  • Jackson County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Kane County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • Kankakee County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s
  • Knox County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Lake County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
  • LaSalle County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Livingston County: 1 female 60s
  • Macoupin County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 90s
  • Madison County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 90s, 1 male 90s
  • Marshall County: 1 male 70s
  • Mason County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
  • Massac County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
  • McHenry County: 1 female 50s, 1 male 60s
  • McLean County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 3 males 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Mercer County: 1 female 80s
  • Peoria County: 1 female 90s
  • Perry County: 1 female 90s
  • Randolph County: 1 male 50s
  • Richland County: 1 female 60s
  • Rock Island County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Sangamon County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Shelby County: 1 female 90s
  • St. Clair County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s
  • Stark County: 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Tazewell County: 1 female 80s, 3 males 80s
  • Vermilion County: 1 male 60s
  • White County: 2 males 80s
  • Whiteside County: 1 male 90s
  • Will County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 2 males 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Williamson County: 2 males 70s
  • Winnebago County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s

IDPH is reporting a total of 879,428 cases, including 14,835 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 92,015 specimens for a total 12,147,3093. As of last night, 4,751 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 1,056 patients were in the ICU and 575 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Dec. 10 to Dec. 16, 2020 is 8.4%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Dec. 10 to Dec. 16 is 10.0%.

The Kane-DuPage Region 8 seven-day test positivity rate ticked up to 11.1%.

*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.

 

4:10PM WEDNESDAY, DEC. 16

7,123 New Cases. 146 Deaths; Region 8 Sees Decline in Hospitalizations

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported 7,123 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 146 additional deaths.

  • Adams County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
  • Christian County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 80s
  • Clay County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 100+
  • Cook County: 1 female 40s, 1 male 40s, 3 males 50s, 3 females 60s, 3 males 60s, 9 females 70s, 3 males 70s, 8 females 80s, 3 males 80s, 1 female 90s, 2 males 90s, 1 female 100+
  • DeKalb County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • DuPage County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Effingham County: 1 male 90s
  • Fayette County: 1 female 80s
  • Fulton County: 1 female 90s
  • Grundy County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Iroquois County: 1 female 90s
  • Jackson County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s
  • Jefferson County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s
  • Jersey County: 1 female 80s
  • Kane County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 70s, 2 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Kankakee County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Knox County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 60s
  • Lake County: 1 male 60s
  • LaSalle County: 1 female 80s
  • Livingston County: 1 female 90s
  • Macon County: 1 male 70s
  • Macoupin County: 1 female 90s
  • Madison County: 1 female 60s, 2 females 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 2 males 80s
  • Marion County: 2 males 70s
  • Massac County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • McDonough County: 1 female 70s
  • McHenry County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 90s
  • McLean County: 1male 70s
  • Menard County: 1 male 90s
  • Mercer County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
  • Monroe County: 1 male 70s
  • Montgomery County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s
  • Ogle County: 1 male 80s
  • Peoria County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s
  • Perry County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • Piatt County: 1 female 70s
  • Randolph County: 1 male 90s
  • Richland County: 1 female 50s, 1 male 80s
  • Rock Island County: 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s
  • Sangamon County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 2 males 90s
  • St. Clair County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s
  • Stark County: 1 female 80s
  • Stephenson County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 90s
  • Tazewell County: 1 female 80s
  • Vermilion County: 1 female 80s
  • Washington County: 2 females 90s
  • Will County: 1 female 50s, 2 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Williamson County: 1 male 70s
  • Winnebago County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 60s, 2 males 80s

IDPH is reporting a total of 870,600 cases, including 14,655 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 93,278 specimens for a total 12,055,288.

As of last night, 4,793 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 1,045 patients were in the ICU and 590 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

Some good news locally is that Region 8, which encompasses Kane and DeKalb counties, has seen nine straight days of decline in its seven-day rolling average of patients in the hospital due to the coronavirus.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Dec. 9 to Dec. 15, 2020 is 8.5%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Dec. 9 to Dec. 15, 2020 is 10.3%.

 

5:50PM TUESDAY, DEC. 15

7,359 New Cases, 117 Deaths as Hope Arrives With Vaccine

As the vaccine arrived today (Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020) in big cities like Chicago and on the cusp of the expected Wednesday rollout in Kane County and other parts of Illinois, state officials announce 7,359 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 117 additional deaths.

The demographic breakdown by counties is as follows, according to a news release by the Illinois Department of Public Health

  • Adams County: 1 female 70s
  • Boone County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • Champaign County: 1 female 70s
  • Clinton County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s
  • Cook County: 1 male 40s, 1 female 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 3 females 70s, 1 male 70s, 2 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 2 females 90s
  • Cumberland County: 1 female 90s
  • DuPage County: 2 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 3 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Edgar County: 1 male 80s
  • Effingham County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • Ford County: 1 male 80s
  • Franklin County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 90s
  • Jackson County: 1 male 90s
  • Jersey County: 1 female 80s
  • Jo Daviess County: 1 male 70s
  • Kane County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Kankakee County: 1 female 50s, 1 male 70s, 2 males 80s
  • Kendall County: 1 female 80s
  • Knox County: 1 female 80s
  • Lake County: 1 female 50s, 2 females 60s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
  • LaSalle County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Lee County: 1 male 60s, 2 females 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 100+
  • Livingston County: 1 male 80s
  • Macon County: 1 male 90s
  • Madison County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s, 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s, 3 males 90s
  • Marion County: 1 female 70s, 2 males 70s
  • Massac County: 1 female 50s, 1 male 60s
  • McHenry County: 1 male 80s
  • McLean County: 1 female 80s
  • Ogle County: 1 male 60s
  • Peoria County: 1 female 20s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 80s
  • Perry County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Rock Island County: 1 male 60s
  • Sangamon County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
  • St. Clair County: 2 females 70s
  • Stark County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 male 80s
  • Stephenson County: 1 male 80s
  • Vermilion County: 1 male 50s
  • Will County: 2 males 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 2 males 80s, 1 female 90s, 3 males 90s, 1 female 100+
  • Winnebago County: 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Woodford County: 1 male 70s, 2 females 80s, 1 male 90s

IDPH is reporting a total of 863,477 cases, including 14,509 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 92,922 specimens for a total 11,962,010.

As of last night, 4,965 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 1,057 patients were in the ICU and 598 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Dec. 8 to Dec. 14, 2020 is 8.6%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Dec. 8 to Dec. 14, 2020 is 10.3%.

*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.

 

5PM SUNDAY, NOV. 29

34,647 New Cases, 361 Deaths Over Weekend; ICU Bed Availability 23.1%

There were 34,647 new cases and 361 deaths statewide over the Thanksgiving weekend.

The statewide totals as of Sunday, Nov. 29, are 720,114 positive cases and 12,193 deaths since the pandemic began.

Good news is that hospital ICU bed availability is back over 20% in Region 8.

 

5PM WEDNESDAY, NOV. 25

11,378 New Cases, 155 Deaths Reported on Thanksgiving Eve

Above is the Region 8 (Kane and DuPage counties) seven-day rolling average of COVID-19 hospital patients.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported 11,378 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 155 additional deaths.

  • Adams County: 2 males 80s
  • Boone County: 2 males 70s, 1 female 80s
  • Bureau County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • Champaign County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • Clay County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 70s
  • Clinton County: 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s
  • Cook County: 2 males 50s, 3 females 60s, 6 males 60s, 1 female 70s, 4 males 70s, 3 females 80s, 2 males 80s, 4 females 90s
  • Crawford County: 1 female 80s
  • Cumberland County: 1 male 80s
  • DeKalb County: 1 female 60s
  • DeWitt County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s
  • DuPage County: 4 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Effingham County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s
  • Greene County: 1 male 70s
  • Grundy County: 1 male 60s
  • Jackson County: 1 male 80s
  • Jasper County: 1 female 90s
  • Kane County: 1 female 30s, 1 male 30s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Kankakee County: 1 female 30s, 1 female 50s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Knox County: 1 female 40s, 1 male 70s
  • Lake County: 1 male 40s, 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 4 females 90s
  • LaSalle County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
  • Lee County: 1 female 100+
  • Livingston County: 1 male 80s
  • Macon County: 2 females 70s, 2 males 70s, 2 females 80s, 3 males 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Madison County: 1 male 70s, 2 males 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
  • Marion County: 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Mason County: 1 female 90s, 1 female 100+
  • McHenry County: 1 male 40s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • McLean County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
  • Ogle County: 1 female 60s, 2 males 80s
  • Peoria County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s, 2 males 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Perry County: 1 female 90s
  • Pike County: 2 females 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Rock Island County: 1 female 70s, 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s
  • Saline County: 2 males 80s
  • Sangamon County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Shelby County: 1 female 90s
  • St. Clair County: 1 male 90s
  • Tazewell County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Vermilion County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 80s
  • Wayne County: 1 male 50s
  • Whiteside County: 1 male 40s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s
  • Will County: 3 females 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 2 males 80s, 1 male 90s, 3 females 100+
  • Williamson County: 2 males 80s
  • Winnebago County: 1 female 70s, 2 males 70s, 1 male 90s

IDPH is reporting a total of 685,467 cases, including 11,832 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 114,233 specimens for a total 10,104,537.

As of last night, 6,133 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 1,208 patients were in the ICU and 679 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Nov. 18 to Nov. 24 is 10.6%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Nov. 18 – Nov. 24 is 12.2%.

The Region 8 (Kane and DuPage counties) have a seven-day test positivity average of 14.5%. The seven-day rolling average of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Region 8 is at 278, but has gone down for eight days since its peak at 300.

 

2:15PM TUESDAY, NOV. 24

9,469 New Cases, 125 Deaths, 6,138 in Hospitals As Thanksgiving Nears

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported 9,469 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including125 additional deaths.

  • Bureau County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 90s
  • Champaign County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 2 males 90s
  • Coles County: 1 male 80s
  • Cook County: 2 females 30s, 1 male 30s, 1 male 40s, 2 females 50s, 1 female 60s, 4 males 60s, 6 females 70s, 7 males 70s, 6 females 80s, 5 males 80s, 3 females 90s, 5 males 90s
  • DeWitt County: 1 male 80s
  • DuPage County: 2 females 70s, 1 male 70s, 2 females 90s, 1 male 90s
  • Effingham County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Grundy County: 1 male 60s, 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Hancock County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 90s
  • Henry County: 1 female 90s
  • Iroquois County: 1 male 80s
  • Jefferson County: 1 male 70s
  • Kane County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
  • Kendall County: 1 female 70s
  • Lake County: 1 female 40s, 2 females 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 female 90s
  • LaSalle County: 2 females 70s, 1 male 70s, 2 males 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s, 1 female 100+
  • Lee County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s
  • Macon County: 1 female 90s
  • Madison County: 1 male 40s, 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 2 females 90s
  • Marion County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
  • McHenry County: 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
  • McLean County: 1 female 30s
  • Mercer County: 1 male 90s
  • Peoria County: 1 male 70s, 3 males 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Pike County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 90s
  • Randolph County: 1 male 80s
  • Sangamon County: 1 female 80s
  • Stephenson County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
  • Tazewell County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • Vermilion County: 1 female 80s
  • Warren County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
  • Whiteside County: 1 female 80s
  • Will County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s
  • Winnebago County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 70s

IDPH is reporting a total of 674,089 cases, including 11,677 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 97,323 specimens for a total 9,990,304.  As of last night, 6,134 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.

Of those, 1,203 patients were in the ICU and 668 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Nov. 17 to Nov. 23 is 10.4%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Nov. 17 to Nov.23, 2020 is 12.4%.

The Region 8 seven-day test positivity rate remains a 14.5%.

The Region 8 ICU beds availability is 19.3% and the medical surgical bed availability is 16.6%, according to the IDPH. Both are below the 20% threshold.

During this afternoon’s coronavirus update, Gov. JB Pritzker implored residents to keep Thanksgiving to the immediate household, to avoid greater numbers of infections.

“Our hospitals are under seige,” he said.

 

3:05PM MONDAY, NOV. 23

8,322 New Cases, 47 Deaths; State Posts Region 8 Hospital Data

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported 8,322 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 47 additional deaths.

The state also changed its regional COVID-19 dashboard to include hospitalizations.

The deaths reported Monday include:

  • Champaign County: 1 male 70s
  • Cook County: 4 males 50s, 2 females 60s, 4 males 60s, 3 female 70s, 6 males 70s, 5 females 80s, 3 males 80s, 5 females 90s, 2 males 90s
  • DuPage County: 1 male 90s
  • Kane County: 1 male 60s
  • Lake County: 1 female 90s
  • Livingston County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 70s
  • McDonough County: 1 female 70s
  • McHenry County: 1 female 70s
  • Morgan County: 1 male 70s
  • Ogle County: 1 male 90s
  • Peoria County: 1 female 70s
  • St. Clair County: 1 male 80s
  • Warren County: 1 male 80s

IDPH is reporting a total of 664,620 cases, including 47 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 91,562 specimens for a total 9,892,981.

As of last night, 6,171 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 1,206 patients were in the ICU and 635 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

In Kane-DuPage Region 8, there have been 10 straight days of COVID-19 hospitalization increases. The seven-day rolling average of hospitalizations in Kane and DuPage is 716.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Nov. 16 to Nov. 22 is 10.9%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Nov. 16 to Nov. 22  is 12.7%.

In Region 8, the seven-day rolling rate is 14.5%.

 

2:45PM SUNDAY, NOV. 22

21,904 New Cases, 202 Deaths Over Weekend

The Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting 21,904 new cases and 202 additional deaths over the weekend.

That brings the statewide confirmed cases to 656,298 and deaths to 11,506 since the pandemic began.

The Region 8 test positivity rate dropped to 14.5%

 

1:40PM FRIDAY, NOV. 20

13,012 New Cases, 126 Deaths; 6,111 in Hospitals

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported 13,012 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 126 additional deaths.

  • Adams County: 1 male 80s
  • Bureau County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
  • Champaign County: 1 female 80s
  • Coles County: 1 female 90s
  • Cook County: 1 male 30s, 1 male 40s, 2 females 50s, 2 males 50s, 4 females 60s, 7 males 60s, 6 females 70s, 11 males 70s, 9 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s, 2 males 90s, 1 female over 100, 1 male over 100
  • DeKalb County: 1 female 40s
  • DeWitt County: 1 female 80s
  • Douglas County: 1 male 80s
  • DuPage County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s, 2 females 80s, 2 males 80s, 2 females 90s, 1 male 90s
  • Effingham County: 1 female 60s
  • Franklin County: 1 male 90s
  • Grundy County: 1 female 70s
  • Kane County: 1 male 40s, 1 female 60s, 1 female 70s, 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s
  • Kendall County: 1 male 90s
  • Knox County: 1 female 80s
  • Lake County: 1 male 40s, 1 male 50s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s
  • LaSalle County: 1 female 80s, 2 males 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Macon County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 80s, 2 males 80s
  • Madison County: 1 male 20s, 1 female 70s, 2 females 80s
  • Mason County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 90s
  • McDonough County: 1 male 60s
  • McHenry County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s
  • McLean County: 1 male 80s
  • Mercer County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 90s
  • Monroe County: 1 female 80s
  • Ogle County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Pike County: 1 male 80s
  • Randolph County: 1 female 80s
  • Rock Island County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
  • Sangamon County: 1 female 80s
  • Stephenson County: 1 female 70s
  • Tazewell County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
  • Whiteside County: 2 males 50s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • Will County: 1 male 50s, 1 female over 100
  • Winnebago County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Woodford County: 1 female over 100

IDPH is reporting a total of 634,395 cases, including 11,304 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 116,024 specimens for a total 9,588,698.

As of last night, 6,111 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 1,196 patients were in the ICU and 604 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Nov. 13 to Nov. 19 is 11.5%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Nov. 13 to Nov. 19 is 13.4%.

The Kane-DuPage Region 8 seven-day test positivity rate has been dropping and is now at 14.6%.

Every county but one is on the state warning list as of today. The data for county level risk metrics is for Week 46, Nov. 8 to Nov. 14.

 

4:20PM THURSDAY, NOV. 19

14,612 New Cases, 168 Deaths; More Than 6,000 in Hospitals

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported 14,612 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 168 additional deaths.

  • Bureau County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 90s
  • Champaign County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 80s
  • Christian County: 1 female 70s
  • Cook County: 1 female 30s, 1 male 40s, 1 female 50s, 4 males 50s, 6 males 60s, 6 females 70s, 3 males 70s, 3 females 80s, 3 males 80s, 5 females 90s, 3 males 90s
  • Cumberland County: 1 female 90s
  • DeWitt County: 1 female 80s
  • DuPage County: 2 males 60s, 3 females 70s, 2 males 70s, 4 females 80s, 2 males 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Effingham County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
  • Greene County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Jackson County: 1 female 90s
  • Kane County: 1 female 50s, 2 males 70s, 4 males 80s, 2 females 90s
  • Kankakee County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
  • Kendall County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 90s
  • Knox County: 2 females 80s
  • Lake County: 2 males 60s, 1 male 70s, 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s, 2 male 90s
  • LaSalle County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
  • Lee County: 1 male 70s
  • Livingston County: 1 male 80s
  • Macon County: 3 males 60s, 2 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Madison County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 2 females 90s, 1 male 90s
  • Marion County: 1 female 70s
  • McDonough County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
  • McHenry County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s, 3 females 80s, 3 males 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
  • McLean County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 80s
  • Morgan County; 1 male 80s
  • Moultrie County: 1 male 70s
  • Ogle County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Peoria County: 2 females 90s
  • Perry County: 1 male 80s
  • Pike County: 1 female 80s
  • Randolph County: 1 male 80s
  • Rock Island County: 1 male 70s
  • Sangamon County: 1 male 60s, 2 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
  • St. Clair County: 1 male 80s
  • Stephenson County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 2 females 90s
  • Tazewell County: 1 male 50s, 2 females 60s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • Vermilion County: 1 male 40s, 1 male 60s, 2 females 70s
  • Wabash County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 90s
  • Wayne County: 1 male 70s
  • White County: 1 male 80s
  • Whiteside County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 female 100+
  • Will County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • Williamson County: 1 male 70s
  • Winnebago County: 1 male 50s, 2 males 80s
  • Woodford County: 1 male 90s

IDPH is reporting a total of 621,383 cases, including 11,178 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 113,447 specimens for a total 9,472,674.

As of last night, 6,037 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 1,192 patients were in the ICU and 587 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Nov. 12 to Nov. 18 is 12.0%.

The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Nov. 12 to Nov. 18 is 14.0%.

The Kane-DuPage Region 8 seven-day test positivity rate is 15.1%, another slight decrease.

 

2:30PM WEDNESDAY, NOV. 18

8,922 New Cases, 140 Deaths; Positivity Rates Drop a Bit

State health officials announced 140 additional deaths and Illinois passed a milestone of 11,000 COVID-19 deaths today, but there was at least a little good news is the Illinois Department of Public Health’s daily release — that the total number of new cases was under 10,000 for the first time since Nov. 5.

The IDPH today reported 8,922 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois.

The 140 additional deaths include residents of 32 counties:

  • Adams County: 1 male 90s
  • Bureau County: 1 female 90s
  • Champaign Cunty: 1 female 100+
  • Clinton County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
  • Coles County: 1 male 90s
  • Cook County: 2 males 30s, 1 female 40s, 2 males 40s, 2 females 50s, 4 males 50s, 7 females 60s, 13 males 60s, 10 females 70s, 9 males 70s, 6 females 80s, 13 males 80s, 6 females 90s, 4 males 90s, 1 male 100+
  • DeWitt County: 1 female 90s
  • DuPage County: 1 female 60s, 2 males 60s, 1 male 70s, 2 males 80s, 2 males 90s
  • Effingham County: 1 male 90s
  • Fayette County: 1 male 80s
  • Franklin County: 1 male 90s
  • Greene County: 1 male 90s
  • Jackson County: 1 male 70s
  • Kendall County: 1 female 50s, 1 male 90s
  • Knox County: 1 female 90s
  • Lake County: 1 male 90s
  • LaSalle County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 3 males 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Livingston County: 1 male 60s
  • Logan County: 1 male 80s
  • Macon County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 90s
  • McDonough County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 90s
  • McHenry County: 1 male 70s, 2 females 90s
  • Ogle County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 90s
  • Peoria County: 2 females 80s
  • Sangamon County: 1 male 80s
  • St. Clair County: 1 female 70s
  • Stephenson County: 1 female 80s
  • Tazewell County: 1 male 90s
  • Vermilion County: 1 male 70s
  • Warren County: 1 female 80s
  • Wayne County: 1 male 90s
  • Whiteside County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Will County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Williamson County: 1 male 70s
  • Winnebago County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 80s

IDPH is reporting a total of 606,771 cases, including 11,014 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 103,569 specimens for a total 9,359,227.

As of last night, 5,953 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 1,146 patients were in the ICU and 547 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

Region 8 (Kane and DuPage counties) is showing a hospital availability rate of 23%.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Nov. 11 to Nov. 17, 2020 is 11.9%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Nov. 11 to Nov. 17 is 14.2%.

More good news is that he seven-day rate for Region 8 was down for the second straight day. The rate was 15.3%.

 

8:10PM TUESDAY, NOV. 17

12,601 New Cases, 97 Deaths; State Goes to Tier 3

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported 12,601 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 97 additional deaths.

  • Bureau County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Cass County: 1 female 80s
  • Coles County: 1 female 80s
  • Cook County: 1 female 30s, 2 females 60s, 3 females 70s, 1 male 70s, 2 females 80s, 3 males 80s, 4 females 90s, 1 male 90s, 1 male 100+
  • DuPage County: 1 female 40s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
  • Franklin County: 1 male 80s
  • Greene County: 1 female 80s
  • Hancock County: 1 male 80s
  • Iroquois County: 1 female 70s
  • Jefferson County: 1 female 80s
  • Jo Daviess County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 100+
  • Kane County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Kankakee County: 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Knox County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Lake County: 1 male 40s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
  • Logan County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 90s
  • Macon County: 2 males 70s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
  • Madison County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 60s, 2 females 70s, 2 males 70s, 2 females 80s, 3 males 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Marion County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Morgan County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Ogle County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Peoria County: 1 female 60s
  • Rock Island County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • Sangamon County: 1 female 90s
  • St. Clair County: 1 male 90s
  • Tazewell County: 2 males 70s
  • Vermilion County: 1 male 70s, 2 males 80s
  • Warren County: 1 male 60s
  • Wayne County: 1 female 80s
  • Whiteside County: 1 male 70s
  • Will County: 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s
  • Williamson County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
  • Winnebago County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s

IDPH is reporting a total of 597,849 cases, including 10,875 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 94,205 specimens for a total 9,255,658.

As of last night, 5,887 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 1,158 patients were in the ICU and 545 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Nov. 10 o Nov. 16  is 12.5%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Nov. 10 to Nov. 16 is 14.5%.

 

3PM MONDAY, NOV. 16

11,632 New Cases, 37 Deaths; Some Hospitals ‘Overwhelmed’

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported 11,632 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 37 additional deaths.

  • Clinton County: 1 male 50s
  • Cook County: 1 female 50s, 1 male 50s, 1 female 60s, 3 males 60s, 2 females 70s, 3 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 2 males 80s, 3 females 90s, 2 males 90s
  • DuPage County: 1 female 90s
  • Edwards County: 1 male 80s
  • Iroquois County: 1 female 60s
  • Kane County: 1 male 50s
  • Lake County: 1 female 50s
  • LaSalle County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s, 3 males 90s
  • Madison County; 1 male 80s
  • McDonough County: 1 female 70s
  • Peoria County: 1 female 80s
  • Pike County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • Wayne County: 1 male 80s
  • Will County: 1 female 90s

IDPH is reporting a total of 585,248 cases, including 10,779 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 90,612 specimens for a total 9,161,453.

IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike

As of last night, 5,581 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 1,144 patients were in the ICU and 514 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Nov. 9 to Nov. 15 is 12.5%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Nov. 9 to Nov. 15 is 14.7%.

In Kane-DuPage Region 8, the seven-day test positivity rate is 16% — again an all-time high. Kane County’s seven-day rate is up to 18.4%.

In today’s news conference, Gov. JB Prizker said Illinois is averaging 81 deaths per day and about 5,200 patients in hospitals due to COVID-19, with no signs that the numbers are going down.

“We’re in for a very difficult next few weeks,” he said.

IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike asked residents to re-think holiday get-togethers and to wear masks to help stop the spread of the virus.

“Our hospitals are on the way to being overwhelmed,” she said.

*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.

 

4PM SUNDAY, NOV. 15

21,659 New Cases, 238 additional Deaths Over Weekend

The Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting 21,659 new cases and 238 additional deaths over the weekend.

That brings the statewide confirmed cases to 573,616 and deaths to 10,742 since the pandemic began.

The Region 8 test positivity rate grew to 15.8%.

 

2PM FRIDAY, NOV. 13

15,415 Cases Another All-Time High; All But 6 Counties at Warning Level

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported 15,415 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 27 additional deaths.

  • Carroll County: 1 female 90s
  • Champaign County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Cook County: 1 female 60s, 2 females 70s, 1 male 70s
  • Greene County: 1 female 90s
  • Jersey County: 1 female 90s
  • Jo Daviess County: 1 male 70s
  • Kane County: 2 males 90s
  • Knox County: 1 male 70s
  • LaSalle County: 1 female 90s
  • Macon County: 1 female 100+
  • Madison County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • McLean County: 1 female 90s
  • Ogle County: 1 female 80s
  • Pulaski County: 1 male 70s
  • Saline County: 1 female 70s
  • Sangamon County: 1 female 60s
  • St. Clair County: 1 female 60s
  • Will County: 1 female 90s
  • Williamson County: 1 male 70s
  • Winnebago County: 1 male 40s

IDPH is reporting a total of 551,957 cases, including 10,504 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 106,540 specimens for a total 8,871,640.

As of last night, 5,362 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 990 patients were in the ICU and 488 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Nov. 6 to Nov. 12 is 13.2%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Nov. 6 to Nov. 12 is 14.5%.

All But 6 Counties on Warning List

 

1:25PM THURSDAY, NOV. 12

Residents Asked To Stay at Home After Another Day of Record Cases —12,702 — Plus 43 Deaths, 5,258 Hospitalized

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported 12,702 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 43 additional deaths.

  • Adams County: 1 male 80s
  • Brown County: 1 male 90s
  • Bureau County: 1 male 90s
  • Clinton County: 1 male 50s, 3 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Cook County: 1 female 50s, 2 males 50s, 1 female 70s, 2 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • DeKalb County: 1 male 50s
  • DuPage County: 1 male 70s, 2 males 80s
  • Edwards County: 1 male 70s
  • Fulton County: 1 male 70s
  • Knox County: 1 male 80s
  • Lake County: 1 male 70s, 2 females 80s
  • LaSalle County: 1 male 80s
  • Macon County: 1 male 80s
  • Montgomery County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 80s
  • Morgan County: 1 male 50s
  • Peoria County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 90s
  • St. Clair County: 1 male 80s
  • Tazewell County: 1 male 80s
  • Vermilion County: 1 female 90s
  • Wayne County: 1 male 80s
  • Whiteside County: 1 male 40s, 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s
  • Will County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s

IDPH is reporting a total of 536,542 cases, including 10,477 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

xWithin the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 100,617 specimens for a total 8,765,100.

As of last night, 5,258 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 956 patients were in the ICU and 438 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Nov. 5 to Nov. 11 is 12.6%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Nov. 5, 2020 to Nov. 11, 2020 is 13.9%.

In Kane/DuPage Region 8, the seven-day test positivity rate is at an all-time high 15.1%.

The Region 8 Medical Surge Capacity is down to 18% — below the state threshold 20%.

To help decrease the positivity rate, IDPH recommends the following.

Yesterday, IDPH released additional recommendations for how best for Illinoisans to keep themselves and their families safe as cases continue to rise in the state.

For the next three weeks, IDPH is asking people to stay home as much as possible, leaving only for necessary and essential activities, such as work if working from home is not an option, buying groceries, and visiting the pharmacy.

CDC and IDPH recommend limiting travel no matter the distance.

“In our current situation, with a rising prevalence of the virus, attending even small gatherings that mix households, or traveling to areas that are experiencing high rates of positivity, is not advised,” officials said in today’s news release.

*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.

 

3PM WEDNESDAY, NOV. 11

12,657 New Cases, 145 Deaths Highest Since May; Region 8 Test Positivity 14.7%

On Veterans Day 2020, the Illinois coronavirus numbers are as bad as any single day since the pandemic began.

The coronavirus.illinois.gov dashboard recorded a single-day high 12,657 new cases and the highest one-day death toll since May — 147 additional COVID-19-ralated fatalities — while the Kane/DuPage Region 8 test positivity rate hit an all-time high 14.7% today.

That brings the totals to 523,840 cases and 10,434 deaths across the state.

Because it is a state holiday, there was no news release posted on the Illinois Department of Public Health website, so no data is provided on deaths by county or the age and gender demographics of the deceased.

Sadly, Kane County is showing a total of six deaths today.

Region 8 data posted on the COVID-19 Resurgence Page of the IDPH website, shows Region 8 hospitalization capacity down to 21% — very close to the 20% threshold.

 

12:45PM TUESDAY, NOV. 10

12,623 New Cases, 79 Deaths; 4,742 Hospitalized; Total Cases Pass 500,000 Mark

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported 12,623 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 79 additional deaths.

  • Adams County: 1 male 70s
  • Bureau County: 1 male 70s
  • Cass County: 1 male 70s
  • Champaign County: 1 female 70s, 2 males 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Clinton County: 1 female 90s
  • Coles County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s
  • Cook County: 1 female 40s, 1 male 40s, 1 female 50s, 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s, 2 females 70s, 3 males 70s, 4 females 80s, 3 males 80s, 1 female 90s, 2 males 90s
  • DeWitt County: 1 female 90s
  • DuPage County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Effingham County: 1 male 70s
  • Franklin County: 1 female 50s
  • Fulton County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s
  • Grundy County: 1 male 70s
  • Jackson County: 1 male 40s
  • Kane County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s
  • Knox County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
  • Lake County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
  • LaSalle County: 1 male 70s, 2 males 80s, 2 males 90s
  • Macon County: 1 male 70s, 2 females 80, 1 male over 100
  • Madison County: 1 male 60s
  • McDonough County: 1 female 70s
  • Ogle County: 1 male 80s
  • Peoria County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s
  • Piatt County: 1 male 80s
  • Pike County: 1 female 80s
  • Rock Island County: 1 male 40s, 1 female 70s
  • Saline County: 1 female 90s
  • St. Clair County: 1 male 90s
  • Stephenson County: 1 male 70s, 2 males 80s
  • Vermilion County: 1 male 70s
  • Wayne County: 1 male 80s
  • Whiteside County: 1 female 80s
  • Will County: 1 male 30s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s
  • Williamson County: 1 female 80s
  • Winnebago County: 1 male 60s
  • Woodford County: 1 male 80s

IDPH is reporting a total of 511,183 cases, including 10,289 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 101,955 specimens for a total 8,571,019.

As of last night, 4,742 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 911 patients were in the ICU and 399 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Nov. 3 to Nov. 9 is 12.0%. This is the number that IDPH has been consistently reporting in its daily releases and is calculated using total cases over total tests.

Hospital availability in Kane/DuPage Region 8 is down to 23%, according to the IDPH.

Kane/DuPage Region 8 is showing eight days of hospitalization increases and a seven-day positivity rate of 14.2%.

Similar to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, IDPH has been using test positivity for regional mitigation metrics on its website since mid-July. Test positivity is calculated using the number of COVID-19 positive tests over total tests.

On Oct. 29, 2020, IDPH began reporting the statewide test positivity in its daily releases.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Nov. 3 to Nov. 9 is 13.1%.

The Illinois Veterans’ Home LaSalle (IVHL) is reporting three new resident deaths in the past 24 hours. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 68 residents and 70 employees at IVHL have contracted COVID-19, including six residents who have passed away.

IVHL has implemented testing, isolation, and sterilization protocols at the facility and is following all public health guidance in its continued response.

Case positivity and test positivity rate are both relevant and offer insight into the bigger COVID-19 picture.

Case positivity helps us understand whether changes in the number of confirmed cases is due to more testing or due to more infections, whereas, test positivity accounts for repeated testing and helps us understand how the virus is spreading in the population over time.

Following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance, beginning Nov. 6, 2020 and going forward, IDPH will report confirmed cases and probable cases combined.  A confirmed case is laboratory confirmed via molecular test.

A probable case meets clinical criteria AND is epidemiologically linked or has a positive antigen test. If a probable case is later confirmed, the case will be deduplicated and will only be counted once.  Probable deaths and confirmed deaths will continue to be reported separately.

 

2:15PM MONDAY, NOV. 9

10,573 New Cases — 4th Straight Day of 10K Or More; State Nears 500,000 Confirmed Cases

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported 10,573 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 14 additional deaths.

Deaths by county are as follows:

  • Carroll County: 1 male 60s
  • Coles County: 1 female 50s, 1 male 70s
  • Cook County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 70s, 3 males 80s, 1 male 90s
  • DuPage County: 1 female 80s
  • LaSalle County: 1 male 70s
  • Macoupin County: 1 female 90s
  • Tazewell County: 1 female 70s
  • Will County: 1 female over 100

IDPH is reporting a total of 498,560 cases, including 10,210 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 64,760 specimens for a total 8,469,064.

As of last night, 4,409 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 857 patients were in the ICU and 376 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Nov. 2 to Nov. 8 is 11.4%. This is the number that IDPH has been consistently reporting in its daily releases and is calculated using total cases over total tests.

Kane/DuPage Region 8’s test positivity rate is up to 13.7%,

Similar to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, IDPH has been using test positivity for regional mitigation metrics on its website since mid-July. Test positivity is calculated using the number of COVID-19 positive tests over total tests.

On Oct. 29, 2020, IDPH began reporting the statewide test positivity in its daily releases.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Nov. 2 to Nov. 8, 2020 is 12.4%.

Case positivity and test positivity rate are both relevant and offer insight into the bigger COVID-19 picture.

Case positivity helps us understand whether changes in the number of confirmed cases is due to more testing or due to more infections, whereas test positivity accounts for repeated testing and helps us understand how the virus is spreading in the population over time.

Following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance, beginning Nov. 6, 2020 and going forward, IDPH will report confirmed cases and probable cases combined.

A confirmed case is laboratory confirmed via molecular test. A probable case meets clinical criteria AND is epidemiologically linked or has a positive antigen test.

If a probable case is later confirmed, the case will be de-duplicated and will only be counted once. Probable deaths and confirmed deaths will continue to be reported separately.

Region 8 on Tier 2 Mitigations

 

5:30PM SUNDAY, NOV. 8

22,447 New Cases; 117 Deaths Over Weekend; 13.3% Region 8 Positivity Rate

The Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting 22,447 new cases and 117 additional deaths over the weekend.

That brings the statewide confirmed cases to 487,987 and deaths to 10,196 since the pandemic began.

The Region 8 test positivity rate grew to 13.3%

Seven-day rolling average hospitalizations in Region 8 have been up for eight straight days and appears to be spiking.

 

1:20PM FRIDAY, NOV. 6

Another Record — 10,376 New Cases; 75 Counties on Warning List

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported single-day-record 10,376 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 49 additional deaths.

Following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance, beginning Nov. 6, 2020 and going forward, IDPH will report confirmed cases and probable cases combined.

A confirmed case is laboratory confirmed via molecular test. A probable case meets clinical criteria AND is epidemiologically linked, or has a positive antigen test.

If a probable case is later confirmed, the case will be de-duplicated and will only be counted once. Probable deaths and confirmed deaths will continue to be reported separately.

Today’s additional deaths:

  • Carroll County: 1 female 90s
  • Champaign County: 1 female 70s
  • Coles County: 1 male 70s
  • Cook County: 1 female 60s, 2 males 60s, 2 females 70s, 1 male 70s, 4 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 2 females 90s, 1 male 90s
  • DuPage County: 1 female 60s
  • Edgar County: 1 male 80s
  • Fayette County: 1 male 90s
  • Ford County: 1 female 90s
  • Jackson County: 1 male 60s
  • Kendall County: 1 male 80s
  • Knox County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Macon County: 1 male 80s
  • Macoupin County: 1 male 70s
  • Marion County: 2 females 80s
  • Mason County: 1 female 90s
  • Monroe County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 100+
  • Peoria County: 1 male 60s
  • Piatt County: 1 male 80s
  • Pike County: 1 male 80s
  • Rock Island County: 1 male 90s
  • Sangamon County: 1 male 60s
  • Shelby County: 1 male 80s
  • St. Clair County: 1 female 90s
  • Tazewell County: 1 male 70s
  • Vermilion County: 1 male 70s
  • Wayne County: 1 female 70s
  • Whiteside County: 1 male 50s, 2 females 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s
  • Will County: 1 male 90s

IDPH is reporting a total of 465,540 cases, including 10,079 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 98,401 specimens for a total 8,215,129.

As of last night, 4,090 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 786 patients were in the ICU and 339 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Oct. 30 to Nov. 5 is 9.6% — up .5% from yesterday’s all-time high.

This is the number that IDPH has been consistently reporting in its daily releases and is calculated using total cases over total tests.

Kane/DuPage Region 8 is showing nine straight days of hospitalization increases and a seven-day positivity rate of 12.7%.

Similar to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, IDPH has been using test positivity for regional mitigation metrics on its website since mid-July.  Test positivity is calculated using the number of COVID-19 positive tests over total tests.

On Oct. 29, 2020, IDPH began reporting the statewide test positivity in its daily releases.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Oct. 30to Nov. 5, 2020 is 11.1%.

Case positivity and test positivity rate are both relevant and offer insight into the bigger COVID-19 picture.

75 Counties Plus Chicago on Warning List

 

2PM THURSDAY, NOV. 5

9,935 New Cases, 97 New Deaths; Illinois Passes 10,000 COVID-19 Fatalities

Today was not a good day regarding news of the COVID-19 virus in Illinois.

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 9,935 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 97 additional deaths. Once again, that’s the highest number of new cases in a single day — more than 2,000 higher than the previous record, set yesterday.

And the state officially passed another grim benchmark: more than 10,000 COVID-19-related deaths.

  • Adams County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Carroll County: 1 female 80s
  • Clinton County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Coles County: 1 female 70s, 2 female 90s, 1 male 90s
  • Cook County: 1 male 20s, 2 males 50s, 1 female 60s, 5 males 60s, 2 females 70s, 4 males 70s, 3 females 80s, 5 males 80s, 7 females 90s, 1 male 90s
  • DeWitt County: 1 female 90s
  • Douglas County: 1 male 70s
  • DuPage County: 1 male 70s, 2 males 80s, 1 female 80s
  • Fayette County: 1 female 70s
  • Franklin County: 1 female 80s
  • Jackson County: 1 male 80s
  • Jo Daviess County: 1 male 90s
  • Kane County: 1 female 70s
  • Kankakee County: 1 male 80s
  • Knox County: 1 female 90s, 1 female 100+
  • Lake County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 2 females 90s, 1 male 90s
  • LaSalle County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Macon County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 90s
  • Madison County: 1 female 40s
  • McDonough County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s
  • McLean County: 1 female 30s
  • Monroe County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • Morgan County: 1 female 60s
  • Peoria County: 1 female 70s, 2 females 80s
  • Pike County: 1 female 100+
  • Randolph County: 1 female 90s
  • Rock Island County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Saline County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s
  • Stephenson County:  1 female 90s
  • Tazewell County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
  • Vermilion County: 1 male 70s, 3 males 80s
  • Wayne County: 1 female 80s
  • Whiteside County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s
  • Will County: 1 female 50s, 2 males 80s
  • Williamson County: 1 female 50s

IDPH is reporting a total of 447,491 cases, including 10,030 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 86,015 specimens for a total 8,116,728.

As of last night, 3,891 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 772 patients were in the ICU and 343 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Oct. 29 to Nov. 4 is 9.1% — yet another record high.

Kane/DuPage Region 8 is showing nine straight days of hospitalization increases and a seven-day positivity rate of 12.2%.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test is the number that IDPH has been consistently reporting in its daily releases and is calculated using total cases over total tests.

Similar to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, IDPH has been using test positivity for regional mitigation metrics on its website since mid-July. Test positivity is calculated using the number of COVID-19 positive tests over total tests.

On Oct. 29, 2020, IDPH began reporting the statewide test positivity in its daily releases. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Oct. 29 to Nov. 4, 2020 is 10.5%.

Case positivity and test positivity rate are both relevant and offer insight into the bigger COVID-19 picture. Case positivity helps us understand whether changes in the number of confirmed cases is due to more testing or due to more infections, whereas test positivity accounts for repeated testing and helps us understand how the virus is spreading in the population over time.

 

1:45PM WEDNESDAY, NOV. 4

Bad To Worse — 7,538 New Cases, 55 Deaths; State Positivity 8.5%

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported 7,538 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 55 additional deaths.

The 7,538 is the highest single-day total since the pandemic began.

COVID-19-related deaths by county are as follows:

  • Carroll County: 1 female 90s
  • Cook County: 1 female 30s, 1 female 60s, 4 males 60s, 1 female 70s, 7 males 70s, 4 females 80s, 4 males 80s, 1 male 90s, 1 female 100+
  • DuPage County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
  • Greene County: 1 female 70s
  • Jo Daviess County: 1 female 90s
  • Kankakee County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
  • Knox County: 1 male 90s
  • Lake County: 1 male 60s
  • Logan County: 1 male 80s
  • Macon County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s
  • Moultrie County: 1 female 80s
  • Peoria County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s
  • Pike County: 1 female 100+
  • Randolph County: 1 female 60s
  • Shelby County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
  • Stephenson County: 1 male 80s
  • Whiteside County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Will County: 1 female 60s
  • Williamson County: 1 female 70s

IDPH is reporting a total of 437,556 cases, including 9,933 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 71,857 specimens for a total 8,030,713.

As of last night, 3,761 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 776 patients were in the ICU and 327 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Oct. 28 to Nov. 3 is 8.5%.

Kane/DuPage Region 8 is showing nine straight days of hospitalization increases and a seven-day positivity rate of 12.1%.

This is the number that IDPH has been consistently reporting in its daily releases and is calculated using total cases over total tests.

Similar to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, IDPH has been using test positivity for regional mitigation metrics on its website since mid-July. Test positivity is calculated using the number of COVID-19 positive tests over total tests.

On Oct.29, 2020, IDPH began reporting the statewide test positivity in its daily releases.

The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Oct. 28, 2020 to Nov. 3, 2020 is 10.1%.

 

 

2:30PM TUESDAY, NOV. 3

6,516 New Cases, 68 Deaths; Region 8 Positivity Rate 11.6%

Election Day is now an official state holiday, so there was no Illinois Department of Public Health news release on Tuesday.

However, the state of Illinois coronavirus.illinois.gov page has been updated and shows 6,516 new COVID-19 cases and 68 additional coronavirus-related deaths today (Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020).

The seven-day test positivity rate for Region 8 — Kane and DuPage counties — is up to 11.6%, according to data posted on the Illlinois Department of Public Health Regional Resurgence page.

 

8PM MONDAY, NOV. 2

All 11 Regions on Mitigation; 6,222 New Cases; State at 8.1% Test Positivity

The llinois Department of Public Health today reported 6,222 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 20 additional deaths.

  • Champaign County: 1 male 60s
  • Cook County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 2 females 70s, 2 males 70s, 2 males 80s, 1 female 0ver 100
  • DuPage County: 1 male 80s
  • Iroquois County: 1 male 80s
  • Lake County: 1 male 80s
  • Mason County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 90s
  • Monroe County: 1 female 90s, 1 female over 100
  • Piatt County: 1 female 60s
  • Will County: 1 male 90s

IDPH is reporting a total of 423,502 cases, including 9,810 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 68,118 specimens for a total 7,876,421.

As of last night, 3,371 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 722 patients were in the ICU and 298 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from October 26 – November 1 is 8.1%.  This is the number that IDPH has been consistently reporting in its daily releases and is calculated using total cases over total tests.  Similar to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, IDPH has been using test positivity for regional mitigation metrics on its website since mid-July.

Test positivity is calculated using the number of COVID-19 positive tests over total tests.  On October 29, 2020, IDPH began reporting the statewide test positivity in its daily releases.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from October 26, 2020 – November 1, 2020 is 9.7%.

Case positivity and test positivity rate are both relevant and offer insight into the bigger COVID-19 picture.  Case positivity helps us understand whether changes in the number of confirmed cases is due to more testing or due to more infections.  Whereas, test positivity accounts for repeated testing and helps us understand how the virus is spreading in the population over time.

 

All 11 Regions Will Be on Resurgence Mitigation

 

12:50PM FRIDAY, OCT. 30

Highest-Ever 6,943 New Cases; 10 of 11 Regions in Mitigation; State Positivity Rate Rises To 7.2%

 

The llinois Department of Public Health today reported the highest-ever daily total of new cases: 6,943 in Illinois.

The IDPH is reporting 36 additional deaths.

  • Adams County: 1 male 90s
  • Carroll County: 1 female 80s
  • Christian County: 1 male 50s
  • Cook County: 1 male 40s, 1 female 50s, 1 male 50s, 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
  • DuPage County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s
  • Fulton County: 1 male 70s
  • Greene County: 2 females 90s
  • LaSalle County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Livingston County: 1 male 60s
  • Macon County: 1 female 70s
  • Madison County: 1 male 70s
  • McDonough County: 1 male 60s
  • Morgan County: 1 male 80s
  • Peoria County: 1 female 90s
  • Piatt County: 1 female 90s
  • Saline County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 90s
  • St. Clair County: 1 male 70s
  • Tazewell County: 1 male 60s
  • Wayne County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • White County: 1 male 80s
  • Will County: 2 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 2 females 90s
  • Winnebago County: 1 female 70s

IDPH is reporting a total of 402,401 cases, including 9,711 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 95,111 specimens for a total 7,637,209.

As of last night, 3,092 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 673 patients were in the ICU and 288 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Oct. 23 to Oct. 29 is 7.3%. This is the number that IDPH has been consistently reporting in its daily releases and is calculated using total cases over total tests.

Kane-DuPage Region 8 is now showing a 9.8% seven-day test positivity rate. Region 8 is also showing nine straight days of COVID-19-related hospitalizations.

Similar to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, IDPH has been using test positivity for regional mitigation metrics on its website since mid-July.

Test positivity is calculated using the number of COVID-19 positive tests over total tests.  On October 29, 2020, IDPH began reporting the statewide test positivity in its daily releases.

The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Oct. 23, 2020 to Oct. 29, 2020 is 8.5%.

Case positivity and test positivity rate are both relevant and offer insight into the bigger COVID-19 picture.  Case positivity helps us understand whether changes in the number of confirmed cases is due to more testing or due to more infections.

Whereas, test positivity accounts for repeated testing and helps us understand how the virus is spreading in the population over time.

Forty-nine counties are currently reported at a warning level: Adams, Alexander, Bond, Boone, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, DeKalb, Douglas, DuPage, Effingham, Ford, Franklin, Greene, Grundy, Hamilton, Henderson, Jackson, Jo Daviess, Johnson, Kane, Kendall, Knox, Lee, Macon, Marion, McHenry, Mercer, Morgan, Ogle, Perry, Pike, Randolph, Rock Island, Saline, Sangamon, Shelby, Stephenson, Wabash, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Whiteside, Will, Williamson. And Winnebago.

Region 6 Makes It 10 of 11 Regions on Mitigation List

 

1:40PM THURSDAY, OCT. 29

6,363 New Cases Wednesday Is Highest Ever; 56 Deaths, 3,030 in Hospitals

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported 6,363 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease — the highest-ever single day total since the pandemic began.

Thoere were 56 additional deaths recorded today:

  • Adams County: 1 male 70s
  • Christian County: 1 male 80s
  • Clark County: 1 female 80s
  • Clay County: 1 female 70s
  • Clinton County: 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
  • Cook County: 1 male 40s, 3 females 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 2 males 80s, 1 female 90s, 2 males 90s
  • DeKalb County: 1 male 80s
  • DuPage County; 1 female 40s, 1 female 80s
  • Edgar County: 1 male 70s
  • Ford County: 1 female 70s
  • Kane County: 2 males 60s, 1 female 70s
  • Lake County: 1 female 80s, 2 females 90s, 1 male 90s
  • LaSalle County: 2 females 90s
  • Livingston County: 1 female 70s
  • Macon County: 1 male 30s
  • Marion County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • McDonough County: 1 male 60s
  • Morgan County: 1 male 60s
  • Ogle County: 1 male 60s
  • Rock Island County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s
  • St. Clair County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 80s
  • Tazewell County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 90s
  • Wabash County: 1 male 70s
  • Wayne County: 1 male 90s
  • Will County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 2 males 80s
  • Winnebago County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s

IDPH is reporting a total of 395,458 cases, including 9,675 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 83,056 specimens for a total 7,542,098.

As of last night, 3,030 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 643 patients were in the ICU and 269 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Oct. 22 to Oct. 28 is 6.9%.

This is the number that IDPH has been consistently reporting in its daily releases and is calculated using total cases over total tests.

Kane-DuPage Region 8 is showing a test positivity seven-day rollling average of 9.6%. The region is showing nine days of hospital increases.

Test Positivity Vs. Case Positivity

Similar to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, IDPH has been using test positivity for regional mitigation metrics on its website since mid-July. Test positivity is calculated using the number of COVID-19 positive tests over total tests.

Beginning Oct. 29, 2020, IDPH is reporting the statewide test positivity in its daily releases. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Oct. 22 to Oct. 28, 2020 is 8.2%.

Case positivity and test positivity rate are both relevant and offer insight into the bigger COVID-19 picture.

Case positivity helps people understand whether changes in the number of confirmed cases is due to more testing or due to more infections. Whereas, test positivity accounts for repeated testing and helps people understand how the virus is spreading in the population over time.

Region 3 Joins Mitigations List

IHSA Defies State Order, OK’s High School Basketball

 

3PM WEDNESDAY, OCT. 28

6,110 New Cases, 51 Deaths; Test Positivity Rises; 2,861 in Hospitals

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported 6,110 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease — the second-highest single-day total in Illinois — including 51 additional deaths.

  • Adams County: 1 female 80s
  • Bureau County: 1 female 70s
  • Clinton County: 1 female 90s
  • Cook County: 1 youth, 3 males 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 2 males 80s, 2 females 90s
  • DuPage County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 3 males 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Franklin County: 1 female 50s
  • Jefferson County: 2 males 70s, 1 female 80s
  • Kankakee County: 1 female 80s
  • Knox County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • Lake County: 2 females 80s, 1 female 100+
  • Macon County: 1 male 70s
  • Madison County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 70s
  • Marion County: 1 female 80s
  • McLean County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 90s
  • Peoria County: 2 females 80s, 2 females 90s
  • Piatt County: 1 male 80s
  • Rock Island County: 1 female 60s
  • Stephenson County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
  • Wayne County: 1 male 60s
  • Whiteside County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Will County: 2 males 80s
  • Winnebago County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s

IDPH is reporting a total of 389,095 cases, including 9,619 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Oct. 21 to Oct. 27 is 6.7%.

The seven-day test positivity rate for Region 8 — Kane and DuPage counties — is up to 9.6%.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 70,752 specimens for a total 7,459,042.

As of last night, 2,861 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 600 patients were in the ICU and 243 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

Some Winter Sports Put on Hold

Lake And McHenry Region 9  Added To Mitigations List

 

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.