Public Health Officials Announce 1,402 New Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus Disease

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,402 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 14 additional confirmed deaths.

  • Cook County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Douglas County: 1 female 70s
  • Greene County: 1 male 60s
  • Lake County: 1 male 70s
  • Macon County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s
  • Perry County: 1 female 70s
  • Whiteside County: 1 male 60s
  • Woodford County: 1 male 50s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 274,258 cases, including 8,450 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 September 13 – September 19 is 3.5%.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 48,011 specimens for a total of 5,105,153.  As of last night, 1,417 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 357 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 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.

*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