• 8th Mar, 2021

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,182 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 5 additional deaths.

    • Christian County: 1 female 70s
    • Cook County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s
    • Monroe County: 1 male 90

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,199,517 cases, including 20,767 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 39,636 specimens for a total of 18,679,826.  As of last night, 1,178 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 266 patients were in the ICU and 118 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

    The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of...

  • 7th Mar, 2021

    Record high 7-day average for vaccine administration – more than 93,000 doses

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,068 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 14 additional deaths.

    • Cook County: 2 males 40s, 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 male 80s
    • Kankakee County: 1 male 60s
    • Kendall County: 1 female 70s
    • Lake County: 1 male 70s
    • Livingston County; 1 female 60s
    • Madison County: 1 female 40s, 1 female 60s
    • Massac County: 1 male 70s
    • Peoria County: 1 female 80s
    • Will County: 1 male 80s

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,198,335 cases, including 20,763 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. Within the past 24...

  • 6th Mar, 2021

    More than 134,000 COVID-19 vaccines administered in Illinois yesterday

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 2,565 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 50 additional deaths.

    • Bureau County: 1 male 70s
    • Champaign County: 1 female 90s
    • Christian County: 1 female 80s
    • Cook County: 1 male 30s, 1 female 40s, 1 male 40s, 1 female 50s, 1 female 60s, 2 males 60s, 3 females 70s, 2 males 70s, 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 2 females 90s, 1 male 90s
    • DuPage County: 1 male 50s
    • Ford County: 1 female 90s
    • Fulton County: 1 male 90s
    • Hancock County: 1 male 80s
    • Jefferson County: 1 male 70s
    • Kankakee County: 1 male 70s
    • Lake County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s
    • Livingston County: 1 male 90s...
  • 5th Mar, 2021

    CHICAGO – The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced the first case in Illinois of the COVID-19 variant called P.1. The P.1 variant was first identified in travelers from Brazil during routine airport screening in Tokyo, Japan, in early January but has subsequently been identified in several other countries.

    A case of P.1 was first identified in the United States at the end of January in Minnesota and has since been identified in several other states. The case in Chicago was identified by the Pathogen Genomics research team at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine through sequencing analysis of a COVID-19 specimen. A follow-up investigation by CDPH found that a household contact of this individual had also recently been unwell with COVID-19, but neither this individual nor their household contacts...

  • 5th Mar, 2021

    More than 3 million COVID-19 vaccines administered in Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,442 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 33 additional deaths.

    • Carroll County: 1 male 60s
    • Cook County: 1 male 40s, 1 female 50s, 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s, 2 females 70s, 2 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 3 males 80s
    • DeKalb County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s
    • DuPage County: 1 female 80s
    • Kendall County: 1 male 60s
    • Knox County: 1 male 60s
    • Lake County: 1 male 30s, 1 male 50s
    • LaSalle County: 1 female 80s
    • Madison County: 1 female 80s
    • Massac County: 1 male 80s
    • Monroe County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 90s
    • Montgomery County: 1 female 80s
    • Ogle County: 1 female 80s
    • ...
  • 4th Mar, 2021

    More than 93,000 COVID-19 vaccines administered yesterday in Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,740 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 42 additional deaths.

    •  Bureau County: 1 male 50s
    • Champaign County: 1 male 80s
    • Cook County: 2 males 50s, 2 males 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 2 female 80s, 3 males 80s
    • DuPage County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s
    • Kane County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 60s
    • Lake County: 1 female 50s, 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 female 90s
    • LaSalle County: 1 female 80s
    • Macon County: 1 male 80s
    • Madison County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s
    • McLean County: 1 male 70s
    • Monroe County; 1 male 80s
    • Morgan County: 1 female 70s
    • Ogle...
  • 3rd Mar, 2021

    V-safe provides electronic reminders for critical second dose and helps educate health officials about potential side effects

    SPRINGFIELD – As more Illinois residents become eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is encouraging those who receive a COVID-19 vaccination to utilize the V-safe After Vaccination Health Checker (v-safe).  Developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), v-safe allows individuals who have received their first vaccination to get a text sent to their smartphone to remind them it’s time for their second shot. 

    “The Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines require two doses to achieve maximum effectiveness,” said IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike.  “Second doses need to be administered after three weeks for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, and after four weeks for the Moderna...

  • 3rd Mar, 2021

    Vaccine administration 7-day rolling average approximately 84,000 doses

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 2,104 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 44 additional deaths.

    • Bureau County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
    • Clark County: 1 male 70s
    • Coles County: 1 male 70s
    • Cook County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 60s, 2 males 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 90s
    • Crawford County: 1 female 70s
    • DeKalb County: 1 male 80s
    • DuPage County: 1 female 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 90s
    • Edgar County: 1 male 70s
    • Fulton County: 1 male 70s
    • Henry County: 1 male 60s
    • Iroquois County: 1 female 90s
    • Kane County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 60s
    • LaSalle County; 1 male 60s
    • ...
  • 2nd Mar, 2021

    Illinois to receive 83,000 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, with vast majority being sent to mass vaccination sites

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,577 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 47 additional deaths.

    IDPH anticipates that the state of Illinois will receive 83,000 doses of the newly authorized Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine by Wednesday. Unlike the currently available Pfizer and Moderna doses, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine requires only one shot and can be stored at much higher temperatures.  Like Pfizer and Moderna, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is 100% effective in protecting recipients against death and hospitalization.

    The vast majority of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine – more than 90% – will be...

  • 1st Mar, 2021

    More than 3 million doses of vaccine delivered to Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,143 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 20 additional deaths.

    • Cook County: 1 female 60s, 2 males 70s, 6 males 80s, 1 male 90s
    • Douglas County: 1 male 70s
    • Henry County: 1 female 80s
    • Iroquois County: 1 male 90s
    • Lake County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 90s
    • Sangamon County: 1 female 60s
    • St. Clair County: 1 female 60s
    • Union County: 1 male 60s
    • Will County: 1 female 80s
    • Winnebago County: 1 female 70s

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,187,839 cases, including 20,536 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years...

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