• 15th Sep, 2020

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) 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

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 264,210 cases, including 8,332 deaths, in 102 counties...

  • 14th Sep, 2020

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 1,373 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) 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

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 262,744 cases, including 8,314 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 7 – September 13 is 3.6%.  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...

  • 13th Sep, 2020

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 1,462 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 14 additional confirmed deaths.

    • Cook County: 1 male 30s, 1 female 40s, 2 males 50s, 1 female 60s
    • DuPage County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s
    • Kane County: 1 male 60s
    • Lake County: 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s
    • Madison County: 1 male 60s
    • McHenry County: 1 male 20s
    • Williamson County: 1 female 70s

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 261,371 cases, including 8,309 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 6 – September 12 is 3.7%. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 46,890...

  • 12th Sep, 2020

    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-...

  • 11th Sep, 2020

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 30 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.

    Thirty counties are currently reported at a warning level – Bond, Bureau, Cass, Clinton, Coles, Crawford, DeKalb, DuPage, Effingham, Greene, Grundy, Hancock, Henderson, Jackson, Jasper, Jersey, Lawrence, Madison, McLean, Monroe, Morgan, Pulaski, Schuyler, Shelby, Stark, St. Clair, Tazewell, Vermilion, Washington, Williamson.

    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 college parties, weddings, large gatherings, bars and clubs, long-term care facilities and...

  • 11th Sep, 2020

    State reports more than 56,000 tests in one day

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) 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...
  • 10th Sep, 2020

    SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) are investigating two cases of Legionnaires’ disease at the Pontiac Correctional Center.  The two individuals are in the hospital and stable.  No other cases have been identified and IDOC continues to follow its plans to monitor offenders for respiratory illness. 

    IDPH infectious disease staff are working with the facility to collect information and further investigate the illnesses while environmental health staff are conducting a water quality assessment.  IDOC will continue to conduct active surveillance for Legionella bacteria by monitoring those incarcerated in the facility.  The facility receives its water from the City of Pontiac and will begin a water quality testing program through an outside laboratory to monitor water quality data on an...

  • 10th Sep, 2020

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 1,953 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) 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...
  • 10th Sep, 2020

    Annual Event Will be Held Virtually on September 16th

    SPRINGFIELD – The Serve Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service (Commission) will present 27 Illinoisans and businesses with the Governor’s Volunteer Service Award during a special virtual event on September 16, 2020 at 2 p.m.

    The award recognizes volunteers and volunteer programs that have made a difference in Illinois and highlights the importance of volunteerism and community service.

    “These past few months have shown us once again that volunteers are the beating heart of Illinois,” said Commission Executive Director Scott McFarland. “We are honored to be able to highlight just a few of the nearly 3 million people in Illinois who give back.”

    The Commission received more than 215 nominations in six categories (adult, AmeriCorps, business, senior...

  • 9th Sep, 2020

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) 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...

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