Public Health Officials Announce 2,121 New Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus Disease

State reports more than 56,000 tests in one day

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 2,121 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 22 additional confirmed deaths.

  • Cook County: 1 male 30s, 1 male 40s, 1 female 50s, 1 male 50s, 1 female 60s, 2 males 60s, 2 females 70s, 1 male 70s, 2 females 80s, 1 female 90s, 2 males 90s
  • Kane County: 1 female 50s
  • Lake County: 1 male 70s
  • Macon County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 100+
  • Madison County: 1 male 80s
  • Peoria County: 1 male 90s
  • Wayne County: 1 female 80s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 259,909 cases, including 8,295 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 5 – September 12 is 3.7%.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 56,594 specimens for a total of 4,688,976.  As of last night, 1,509 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 344 patients were in the ICU and 170 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