• 10th Sep, 2021

    More than 79% of Illinois adults have received at least one vaccine dose and more than 62% are fully vaccinated

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 26,062 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 197 additional deaths since reporting last Friday, September 3, 2021.  More than 79% of Illinois adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and more than 62% of Illinois adults are fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Of Illinois’ total population, more than 66% has received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and more than 51% of Illinois’ total population is fully vaccinated.

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,564,386 cases, including 24,261 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases...

  • 3rd Sep, 2021

    More than 78% of Illinois adults have received at least one vaccine dose and more than 61% are fully vaccinated

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 30,319 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 178 additional deaths since reporting last Friday, August 27, 2021. More than 78% of Illinois adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and more than 61% of Illinois adults are fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,538,324 cases, including 24,067 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. Since reporting on Friday, August 27, 2021, laboratories have reported 609,585 specimens for a total of 29,177,...

  • 2nd Sep, 2021

    SPRINGFIELD – The COVID-19 Community-Based Testing Site in Peoria is reopening on Friday, September 3, 2021.  Testing will resume at the Peoria Civic Center located at 698 Fulton St. in Peoria, Illinois.  Vaccinations will also be available at the Peoria Civic Center site.  Free testing and vaccinations are open to anyone regardless of insurance and immigration status will not be asked.

    Free COVID-19 Testing and Vaccinations
    Peoria Civic Center
    698 Fulton St., Peoria
    Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday
    8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    With the reopening of the Peoria Civic Center location, Illinois has 10 community-based testing sites around the state.  Additional information on these sites, as well as additional testing locations can be found at http://dph.illinois.gov/testing.

  • 27th Aug, 2021

    Almost 78% of Illinois adults have received at least one vaccine dose and 61% are fully vaccinated

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 25,636 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 174 additional deaths since reporting last Friday, August 20, 2021. Almost 78% of Illinois adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and 61% of Illinois adults are fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,508,005 cases, including 23,889 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. Since reporting on Friday, August 20, 2021, laboratories have reported 495,608 specimens for a total of 28,568,305.  As of last night, 2,...

  • 25th Aug, 2021

    picture_as_pdf2 vaccination locations on Du Quoin fairgrounds

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health will be providing free COVID-19 vaccinations and testing at two locations at the Du Quoin State Fair August 27 – September 6, 2021.

    LOCATION DAYS HOURS
    Midway Drive August 27 - September 6 noon – 9 p.m.
    Main Street August 27 - September 6 noon – 9 p.m.

    The one-dose Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine will...

  • 20th Aug, 2021

    More than 77% of Illinois adults have received at least one vaccine dose and more than 60% are fully vaccinated

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 24,682 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 126 additional deaths since reporting last Friday, August 13, 2021. More than 77% of Illinois adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and more than 60% of Illinois adults are fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,482,369 cases, including 23,717 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. Since reporting on Friday, August 13, 2021, laboratories have reported 462,916 specimens for a total of 28,072,...

  • 18th Aug, 2021

    Illinois River no longer under “Do Not Eat” fish advisory

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced an updated consumption advisory for sport fish caught in Illinois waters, including Lake Michigan.  These changes are the result of continued sampling by the Fish Contaminant Monitoring Program (FCMP).

    Fish consumption advisories are based primarily on protecting sensitive populations, including women of childbearing age, pregnant women, fetuses, nursing mothers, and children younger than 15 years of age.  While there is no known immediate health hazard from eating contaminated fish from any Illinois water body, there are concerns about the effects of long-term, low-level exposure to chlordane, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and methylmercury in fish.

    This year, IDPH is issuing a less restrictive advisory...

  • 13th Aug, 2021

    76% of Illinois adults have received at least one vaccine dose and more than 59% are fully vaccinated

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 21,334 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 92 additional deaths since reporting last Friday, August 6, 2021.  Currently, 76% of Illinois adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and more than 59% of Illinois adults are fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,457,687 cases, including 23,594 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. Since reporting on Friday, August 6, 2021, laboratories have reported 421,009 specimens for a total of 27,609,781.  As of...

  • 11th Aug, 2021

    Check your COVID-19 vaccination record on new immunization portal

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is launching a new immunization portal, Vax Verify, that will allow Illinois residents 18 years and older to check their COVID-19 vaccination record.  Vax Verify can be accessed at  https://idphportal.illinois.gov.

    “As more businesses, events, organizations, and others require proof of vaccination, Illinois residents will be able to confirm using Vax Verify that they have been vaccinated for COVID-19,” said IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike.  “With the current surge in cases, more people are making the decision to get a COVID-19 vaccine and this new tool will aid residents in confirming their vaccination where needed.”

    Illinois State Fair concert goers with tickets for the...

  • 6th Aug, 2021

    More than 75% of Illinois adults have received at least one vaccine dose and more than 59% are fully vaccinated

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 16,742 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 64 additional deaths since reporting last Friday, July 30, 2021. More than 75% of Illinois adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and more than 59% of Illinois adults are fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,436,353 cases, including 23,503 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. Since reporting on Friday, July 30, 2021, laboratories have reported 365,210 specimens for a total of 27,188,772. ...

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