• 9th Sep, 2020

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reporting the first confirmed human case of West Nile virus in Illinois for 2020.  A DuPage County resident in her 40s became ill in mid-August.

    “While we continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, we must also remember to take steps to protect our health from other illnesses,” said IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike.  “In an effort to decrease our risk of contracting COVID-19 from indoor settings, many of us are spending more time outdoors while still socially distancing.  As we enjoy the outdoors, we need to protect ourselves from other viruses carried by mosquitoes by wearing insect repellent and getting rid of standing water around our homes.”  

    Last year, 46 counties in Illinois reported a West Nile virus positive mosquito batch, bird, horse,  and/or human case.  For the 2019 season, IDPH reported 28...

  • 8th Sep, 2020

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 1,392 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including seven additional confirmed deaths.

    • Clinton County: 1 male 40s, 1 male 80s
    • Cook County: 1 male 30s
    • Jackson County: 1 male 40s
    • Montgomery County: 1 female 90s
    • Williamson County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 252,353 cases, including 8,186 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 1 – September 7 is 4.0%.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 31,363 specimens for a total of 4,478,710.  As of last night, 1,504 people in Illinois were reported to be in...

  • 7th Sep, 2020

     Illinois surpasses more than 250,000 confirmed COVID-19

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 1,381 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including eight additional confirmed deaths.

    • Coles County: 1 male 70s
    • Cook County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s
    • DuPage County: 1 male 70s
    • Jefferson County: 1 male 90s
    • LaSalle County: 1 female 80s
    • Perry County: 1 female 90s

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 250,961 cases, including 8,179 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 August 31 – September 6 is 4.2%.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories...

  • 6th Sep, 2020

    State nears total of 250,000 confirmed and probable cases

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 1,403 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 5 additional confirmed deaths.

    • Cook County: 1 Female 60s, 1 Female 70s
    • Jefferson County: 1 Male 80s
    • Morgan County: 1 Female 70s
    • Pike County: 1 Male 80s

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 249,580 cases, including 8,171 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 August 30 – September 5 is 4.04%.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 46,496 specimens for a total of 4,418,372.  As of last night, 1,504...

  • 5th Sep, 2020

    State processes more than...

  • 4th Sep, 2020

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 29 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-nine counties are currently reported at a warning level – Boone, Bureau, Clinton, Coles, Cumberland, Edgar, Effingham, Fayette, Greene, Henry, Jasper, Jefferson, Jersey, Lake, Lawrence, Madison, McLean, Monroe, Pulaski, Randolph, Rock Island, Shelby, Stark, St. Clair, Union, Wabash, Warren, Williamson, Will.

    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 other...

  • 4th Sep, 2020

    Data processing system slowdown fixed – 149,273 specimens reported

    SPRINGFIELD – Earlier this week, a slowdown in data processing within Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) systems affected the reporting of tests due to the large volume of testing occurring in Illinois.  All available resources were deployed to improve the data systems, which are now fixed, and the backlog created by the slowdown has been cleared.  Two system upgrades were put in place and the systems now have significantly faster processing capacity.  Although the slowdown did delay the reporting of some additional aggregate numbers, it did not affect the reporting of positive or negative results to individuals in any way.

    IDPH today announced 5,368 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 29 additional confirmed deaths...

  • 3rd Sep, 2020

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 1,360 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 25 additional confirmed deaths.

    • Alexander County: 1 male 60s
    • Coles County: 1 male 80s
    • Cook County: 1 female 60s, 2 males 60s, 1 female 70s, 2 males 80s, 1 female 90s
    • Edgar County: 1 female 80s
    • Kane County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 80s
    • Kendall County: 1 male 50s
    • Lake County: 1 female 70s
    • LaSalle County: 1 male 80s
    • Macon County: 1 female 70s
    • Madison County: 2 males 70s, 1 female 90s
    • Montgomery County: 1 male 60s
    • Peoria County: 1 male 90s
    • Rock Island County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s
    • St. Clair County: 1 male 50s

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 240,003 cases, including...

  • 2nd Sep, 2020

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 2,128 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 27 additional confirmed deaths.

    • Adams County: 1 male 80s
    • Christian County: 1 female 90s
    • Cook County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 70s, 3 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 2 males 80s
    • Crawford County: 1 male 70s
    • DuPage County: 1 male 60s, 2 males 80s
    • Ford County: 1 male 70s
    • Jefferson County: 1 female 80s
    • Kane County: 1 female 80s
    • Lake County: 1 male 70s
    • LaSalle County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 90s
    • Macoupin County: 1 female 80s
    • Montgomery County: 1 male 90s
    • Perry County: 1 female 80s
    • Rock Island County: 1 female 90s
    • St. Clair County: 2 females 80s
    • Williamson County: 1 female 90s

    ...

  • 1st Sep, 2020

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 1,492 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 39 additional confirmed deaths.

    • Adams County: 1 male 80s
    • Bureau County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
    • Christian County: 1 female 80s
    • Coles County: 1 male 70s
    • Cook County: 1 female 30s, 2 females 70s, 4 males 70s, 1 female 80s
    • DeKalb County: 1 female 90s
    • DuPage County: 1 female 80s
    • Jackson County: 1 male 60s
    • Kane County: 1 male 80s
    • Lake County: 1 female 80s
    • LaSalle County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
    • Macon County: 1 male 70s
    • Macoupin County: 1 female 70s
    • Madison County: 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
    • Mercer County: 1 male 90s
    • Morgan County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
    • ...

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