• 8th Oct, 2020

    More than 72,000 tests reported in 24 hours

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 3,059 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 32 additional confirmed deaths.

    • 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...
  • 8th Oct, 2020

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has confirmed the first human West Nile virus-related death in Illinois for 2020.  A Chicago resident who became ill in mid-September and tested positive for West Nile virus has died.

    “Although we are already into fall, West Nile virus remains a risk until the first hard frost,” said IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike.  “It’s important for everyone to continue taking precautions such as using insect repellent, wearing long sleeve shirts and pants, and staying indoors between dusk and dawn.”

    Currently, 24 human cases of West Nile virus have been reported in Illinois.  Last year, IDPH reported 28 human cases (although human cases are underreported), including one death.  In 2019, 46 counties in Illinois reported a West Nile virus positive mosquito batch, bird, horse, and/or human case. 

    West Nile virus is...

  • 7th Oct, 2020

    Public Health Officials Announce 2,630 New Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus Disease

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 2,630 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) 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...
  • 6th Oct, 2020

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,617 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) 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...
  • 6th Oct, 2020

    Public health officials in Illinois urge everyone to get a flu vaccine

    SPRINGFIELD – Getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever as we brace for a dual outbreak of flu and COVID-19 this fall and winter.  The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and local health departments across Illinois are challenging everyone to roll their #SleeveUp to get a flu shot and help protect not only themselves, but those around them.

    “There is the potential that people could become co-infected with both flu and COVID-19,” said IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike.  “Although a COVID-19 vaccine is still being developed and tested, we do have a vaccine to combat this season’s anticipated flu viruses.  I want to challenge everyone to roll their #SleeveUp and show us you that you’ve received your flu shot and are committed to protect those around you...

  • 5th Oct, 2020

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,853 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) 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+

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 303,394 cases, including 8,805 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...

  • 4th Oct, 2020

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,453 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 17 additional confirmed deaths.

    • Cook County: 1 female 30s, 1 female 50s, 1 male 50s, 2 males 60s, 4 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
    • DeKalb County: 1 female 70s
    • DuPage County: 1 male 70s
    • Monroe County: 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
    • Will County: 1 male 70s
    • Williamson County: 1 male 60s

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 301,541 cases, including 8,791 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 27 – October 3 is 3.3%.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 51,656 specimens for a...

  • 3rd Oct, 2020

    More than 71,000 tests reported in 24 hours

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 2,442 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 31 additional confirmed deaths.

    • Christian County: 1 male 80s
    • Cook County: 1 male 40s, 1 female 50s, 2 males 60s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
    • Crawford County: 1 male 50s
    • Greene County: 1 female 70s
    • Kane County: 1 male 60s
    • Livingston County: 1 male 60s
    • Macon County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
    • Madison County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
    • Mercer County: 1 female 90s
    • Monroe County: 1 female 60s
    • Morgan County: 1 male 80s
    • Peoria County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s
    • Rock Island County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
    • Tazewell County: 1...
  • 2nd Oct, 2020

    Number of counties increases from 17 last week

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 28 counties in Illinois are considered to be at a warning level for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).  A county enters a warning level when two or more COVID-19 risk indicators that measure the amount of COVID-19 increase.

    Twenty-eight counties are currently reported at a warning level – Bond, Boone, Brown, Calhoun, Christian, Clinton, Coles, Crawford, DeKalb, DeWitt, Fayette, Greene, Hancock, Jasper, Lee, Livingston, Macon, Massac, Monroe, Morgan, Pulaski, Putnam, Richland, Saline, St. Clair, Wabash, Washington, and Winnebago.

    Although the reasons for counties reaching a warning level varies, some of the common factors for an increase in cases and outbreaks are associated with university and college...

  • 2nd Oct, 2020

    More than 72,000 tests reported in 24 hours

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 2,206 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 47 additional confirmed deaths.

    • 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...

Pages