• 18th Feb, 2021

    Weather continues to delay federal government’s delivery of vaccine

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,966 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 72 additional deaths.

    • Carroll County: – 1 female 90s
    • Champaign County: 1 male 90s
    • Cook County: 1 male 40s, 1 female 50s, 1 female 60s, 4 males 60s, 1 female 70s, 4 males 70s, 4 females 80s, 9 males 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 female 100+, 1 male 100+
    • DeKalb County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 80s
    • DuPage County: 1 male 50s, 2 females 80s, 2 males 80s, 3 females 90s
    • Grundy County: 1 female 80s
    • Hancock County: 1 male 70s
    • Kane County: 2 males 60s
    • Kankakee County: 1 male 70s
    • Kendall County: 1 female 90s
    • Lake County: 1 female 40s
    • ...
  • 17th Feb, 2021

    Weather continues to delay federal shipments of vaccines

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,795 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 24 additional deaths.

    • Cook County: 1 male 40s, 2 females 70s, 1 male 70s, 3 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 2 females 90s
    • DuPage County:1 female 30s, 1 male 50s, 1 female 70s
    • Lake County: 1 female 50s
    • Macoupin County: 1 male 70s
    • Madison County: 1 male 70s
    • McHenry County: 1 male 60
    • Mercer County: 1 male 70s
    • Morgan County: 1 female 70s
    • Rock Island County: 1 female 70s
    • St. Clair County: 2 females 50s, 1 male 80s
    • Will County: 1 female 90s

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,166,717 cases, including 20,057 deaths, in 102...

  • 16th Feb, 2021

    Illinois proactively orders vaccine in an effort to reduce delay

    SPRINGFIELD – The federal government has notified all states of COVID-19 vaccine delivery delays across the entire country due to adverse weather and road conditions. To help offset delayed vaccine deliveries, the State of Illinois proactively ordered vaccine to be delivered to its Strategic National Stockpile Receipt, Store, and Stage site in anticipation of adverse weather. Illinois is distributing that vaccine to many providers around the state today and tomorrow, as weather permits, to continue to support vaccination operations.

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Operation Warp Speed (OWS) are projecting adverse weather impacts to operations at its partner and carrier facilities where vaccines and ancillary supply kits originate.  HHS/OWS have advised that...

  • 16th Feb, 2021

    7-day rolling average of vaccines administered is 63,772 doses 

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,348 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 32 additional deaths.

    • Cook County: 1 male 40s, 1 female 50s, 1 male 50s, 1 female 60s, 5 males 60s, 2 females 70s, 5 males 70s, 2 females 80s, 3 males 80s, 2 females 90s, 1 male 90s
    • DuPage County: 2 males 50s, 1 male 60s
    • Lake County: 1 female 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 male 80s
    • Whiteside County: 1 male 80s
    • Will County: 1 female 90s

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,164,922 cases, including 20,034 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 46,630...

  • 15th Feb, 2021

    Vaccine doses administered more than doubled from a week ago

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,420 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 41 additional deaths.

    • Champaign County: 1 male 40s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s
    • Cook County: 1 male 20s, 1 male 40s, 1 female 50s, 2 males 50s, 3 females 60s, 2 males 60s, 4 females 70s, 2 males 70s, 2 females 80s, 4 males 80s, 2 males 90s
    • Douglas County: 1 female 80s
    • DuPage County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s
    • Kane County: 1 female 90s
    • Lake County: 1 male 60s, 2 females 90s, 1 male 90s
    • McLean County: 1 female 80s
    • Peoria County: 1 male 60s
    • Will County: 1 male 50s, 2 males 80s

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,163,574...

  • 14th Feb, 2021

    Highest 7-day rolling average for vaccine doses administered

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,631 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 35 additional deaths.

    • Champaign County: 1 female 80s
    • Clay County: 1 female 90s
    • Cook County: 1 female 50s, 2 males 50s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 2 females 80s, 4 males 80s, 1 female 90s, 2 males 90s
    • DeKalb County: 1 male 80s
    • DuPage County: 1 male 90s
    • Hancock County: 1 male 70s
    • Knox County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
    • Lake County: 2 males 80s
    • LaSalle County: 1 female 80s
    • Livingston County: 1 female 90s
    • McHenry County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s
    • Menard County: 1 male 70s
    • Pulaski County: 1...
  • 13th Feb, 2021

    IDPH Works with Local Health Departments to Balance First and Second Doses

    SPRINGFIELD – Beginning the week of February 15, local health departments and other COVID-19 vaccine providers will begin to receive a larger share of second doses to accommodate a greater number of second doses coming due.  With federal shipments of the vaccine to Illinois remaining limited, this will mean providers will receive a smaller share of first doses.  Based on federal projections of vaccine shipments, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) anticipates these allocations will hold steady for the next several weeks, before allocations of first doses can once again increase in March.

    IDPH has communicated extensively with local health departments and other providers to prepare for this shift in allocations and ensure those due for second doses can...

  • 13th Feb, 2021

    Highest 7-day rolling average for vaccine doses administered

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 2,092 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 53 additional deaths.

    • Champaign County: 1 female 30s, 1 female 50s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
    • Clark County: 1 male 70s
    • Cook County: 2 females 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
    • DuPage County: 1 male 50s, 2 females 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s, 2 males 90s
    • Edwards County: 1 male 40s
    • Franklin County: 1 female 60s
    • Gallatin County: 1 female 80s
    • Jefferson County: 1 female 60s
    • Johnson County: 1 male 80s
    • Lake County: 1 male 40s, 3 males 70s
    • LaSalle County: 1 male 90s
    • Macon County: 1 female...
  • 12th Feb, 2021

    Record breaking 95,000 doses of vaccine administered yesterday; 10% of Illinoisans vaccinated

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 2,598 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 32 additional deaths.

    • Clinton County: 1 male 80s
    • Cook County: 1 female 50s, 2 females 60s, 3 males 60s, 2 males 70s, 2 females 80s, 2 males 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 100+
    • Grundy County: 1 female 60s
    • Knox County: 1 female 80s
    • Lake County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 90s
    • Livingston County: 1 female 80s
    • Madison County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s
    • McHenry County: 1 male 50s
    • McLean County: 1 male 90s
    • Perry County: 1 male 80s
    • Randolph County: 1 male 90s
    • Rock Island County: 1 male 70s
    • ...
  • 11th Feb, 2021

    Continued mask wearing and vaccination are essential

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced the first case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) variant B.1.351, which was first identified in South Africa.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed the variant in a Rock Island resident.  Illinois is currently reporting 22 cases of the B.1.1.7 variant, first identified in the United Kingdom.

    “We expected to see more cases of variants detected in Illinois, including the B.1.351 strain,” said IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike.  “These variants seem to spread more rapidly, which can lead to more cases of COVID-19 and even another surge.  Our best path to defeating this virus as quickly as possible remains wearing our masks and getting vaccinated when it’s our turn.”

    “Having this new variant in...

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