• 15th May, 2021

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,513 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 47 additional deaths.

    • Coles County: 1 male 70s
    • Cook County: 1 female 40s, 2 males 40s, 1 female 50s, 3, males 50s, 2 females 60s, 2 males 60s, 4 females 70s, 3 females 80s, 3 males 80s, 1 female 90s
    • DeWitt County: 1 female 80s
    • DuPage County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s
    • Fulton County: 1 male 90s
    • Kane County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 80s
    • Knox County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
    • Lake County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s
    • Logan County: 1 female 70s
    • Macon County: 1 female 60s
    • Macoupin County: 1 female over 100
    • McLean County: 1 female 70s
    • Peoria County: 1 male 60s...
  • 14th May, 2021

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,841 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 49 additional deaths.

    •  Boone County: 1 male 80s
    • Cook County: 2 females 50s, 3 males 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 2 males 70s, 2 females 80s, 2 females 90s, 1 male 90s
    • DuPage County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s
    • Edgar County: 1 female 50s
    • Ford County: 1 female 40s
    • Franklin County: 1 male 60s
    • Fulton County: 1 female 50s
    • Hancock County: 1 female 70s
    • Henry County: 1 female 80s
    • Jersey County: 1 male 70s
    • Kane County: 1 female 40s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s
    • Kendall County: 1 female 60s
    • Madison County: 1 female 70s
    • McHenry County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
    • Morgan County: 1...
  • 13th May, 2021

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois State Cancer Registry (ISCR) has been awarded a contract by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to support the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) program.  Illinois joins 13 other states and several metropolitan areas currently participating in the SEER program.  Participating in the SEER program will significantly expand ISCR’s cancer surveillance activities in Illinois to include patient follow up, enhanced data collection, rigorous quality control of cancer data, and increased opportunities to participate in research projects and collaborations. 

    The ISCR is located within the Illinois Department of Public Health’s Division of Epidemiologic Studies and has maintained Gold certification (the highest level for data completeness, quality, and timeliness) through the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR)...

  • 13th May, 2021

    More than 62% of adults in Illinois have received one dose of COVID-19 vaccine

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,918 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 35 additional deaths.

                                          

    • Coles County: 1 male 60s
    • Cook County: 1 male 20s, 1 female 60s, 2 males 60s, 2 females 70s, 4 males 70s, 2 females 80s
    • DuPage County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 90s
    • Henry County: 1 female 80s
    • Kane County: 1 female 70s
    • Knox County: 2 females 80s, 1 female 90s
    • Lake County: 1 male 70s
    • Macon County: 1 male 40s
    • McLean County: 1 male 90s
    • Peoria County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s
    • Rock Island County: 1 male 80s
    • Tazewell...
  • 12th May, 2021

    State mass vaccination sites, local health departments, and providers offering Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced vaccination locations across the state are prepared to administer the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to youth ages 12 through 15 years after the Advisory Committee on Immunizations Practices (ACIP) voted today to recommend its use.  The announcement comes following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recent expansion of the emergency use authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in those youths.

    “The expanded use of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine brings us one step closer to getting back to our daily lives and ending this pandemic,” said Governor JB Pritzker. “Our state-supported mass vaccination locations, along with local health departments and other providers, are...

  • 12th May, 2021

    covidSHIELD testing available for use in schools to help get back to in-person learning

    SPRINGFIELD – In an effort to ensure in-person learning can fully resume as quickly and safely as possible, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced a $225 million investment to expand access to covidSHIELD testing to middle and high schools across the state at low or no cost. The covidSHIELD test, which was developed by the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), is a saliva-based test that quickly detects the virus that causes COVID-19, including in people who aren’t exhibiting symptoms.

    “For in-person learning to occur, we need to help make schools as safe as possible for students, teachers, and staff,” said IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike.  “To help prevent an outbreak, it is important to identify cases of COVID-19 as quickly as...

  • 12th May, 2021

    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 26 additional deaths.

    • Cook County: 1 female 30s, 1 female 40s, 1 female 50s, 1 male 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
    • Henry County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s
    • Kane County: 1 male 70s
    • Kankakee County: 1 male 90s
    • Lake County: 1 male 80s
    • Logan County: 1 male 70s
    • Macoupin County: 1 male 90s
    • Madison County: 1 female 60s
    • Montgomery County: 1 male 80s
    • Peoria County: 1 female 80s
    • Rock Island County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
    • Schuyler County: 1 male 60s
    • St. Clair County: 1 male 60s
    • Tazewell County: 1 female 70s
    • Winnebago County: 1 male...
  • 11th May, 2021

    More than 10 million COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,562 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 26 additional deaths.

    • Cook County: 1 female 30s, 1 male 30s, 1 female 40s, 1 female 50s, 1 male 50s, 4 females 60s, 2 males 60s, 1 female 70s, 3 males 70s, 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s
    • DuPage County: 1 female 80s
    • Knox County: 1 male 80s
    • Lake County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 80s
    • Moultrie County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 90s
    • Rock Island County: 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,357,953 cases, including 22,261 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. Within the...

  • 10th May, 2021

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,424 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 12 additional deaths.

    • Cook County: 1 female 40s, 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
    • Peoria County: 1 female 30s, 1 male 40s, 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,356,391 cases, including 22,235 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 41,133 specimens for a total of 23,388,864.  As of last night, 1,906 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 473 patients were in the ICU and 242 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

    The...

  • 9th May, 2021

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,741 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 30 additional deaths.

    • Cook County: 2 males 50s, 1 female 60s, 2 males 60s, 2 males 70s, 2 females 80s, 2 males 80s
    • DuPage County: 1 female 90s
    • Fulton County: 1 male 80s
    • Grundy County: 1 male 60s
    • Kane County: 1 female 80s
    • Kendall County: 1 male 60s
    • Knox County: 1 male 60s
    • Lake County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s
    • LaSalle County: 2 females 70s
    • Livingston County: 1 male 80s
    • McDonough County: 1 male 50s
    • Rock Island County: 1 male 40s
    • Saline County: 1 female 70s
    • Tazewell County: 1 male 60s
    • Vermilion County: 1 male 70s
    • Will County: 1 female 60s
    • Winnebago County: 1...

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