• 24th May, 2021

    Analysis will start with 10 counties before expanding to statewide by year-end

    SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Discovery Partners Institute (DPI) today announced a statewide system to monitor the virus that causes COVID-19 and its variants in wastewater, providing public health officials with early warnings of a potential outbreak on a county-by-county basis. 

    SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is detectable in human waste nearly from the onset of infection, while symptoms may not appear for three to five days.  IDPH is providing $5.5 million to build and support the monitoring system for the next year.

    “Data generated through sampling wastewater will help public health officials better understand the extent of COVID-19 infections in communities,” said IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike. “Wastewater...

  • 23rd May, 2021

    65% of Illinois adults have received at least one vaccine dose and 48% are fully vaccinated

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 943 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 24 additional deaths.  In addition, 65% of Illinois adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and 48% of Illinois adults are fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    • Cook County: 2 female 60s, 2 female 70s, 2 males 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
    • DuPage County; 1 female 50s, 2 males 60s, 3 males 80s
    • Ford County: 1 male 90s
    • Kane County: 1 female 60s
    • Kendall County: 1 male 80s
    • LaSalle County: 1 female 40s
    • Macon County: 1 female 70s
    • Monroe County: 1 male...
  • 22nd May, 2021

    64% of Illinois adults have received at least one vaccine dose and 47% are fully vaccinated

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,108 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 43 additional deaths.  In addition, 64% of Illinois adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and 47% of Illinois adults are fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    • Cass County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 70s
    • Champaign County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s
    • Cook County: 1 male 20s, 1 female 30s, 1 female 40s, 3 males 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 3 females 70s, 1 male 70s, 3 females 80s, 3 males 80s, 1 female 90s, 2 males 90s
    • DuPage County: 1 female 50s
    • Lake County: 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s
    • ...
  • 21st May, 2021

    64% of Illinois adults have received at least one vaccine dose and 47% are fully vaccinated

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,573 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 21 additional deaths.  In addition, 64% of Illinois adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and 47% of Illinois adults are fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    • Cook County: 1 female 50s, 2 males 50s, 1 female 90s
    • DuPage County: 1 male 90s
    • Kane County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s
    • Kendall County: 1 female 60s
    • Macoupin County: 1 male 90s
    • Madison County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 70s
    • Ogle County: 1 male 40s
    • Peoria County; 1 male 70s
    • Sangamon County: 1 female...
  • 20th May, 2021

    64% of Illinois adults have received at least one vaccine dose and 47% are fully vaccinated

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,542 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 42 additional deaths.  In addition, 64% of Illinois adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and 47% of Illinois adults are fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    • Coles County: 1 male 80s
    • Cook County: 1 female 50s, 2 males 50s, 1 female 60s, 2 females 70s, 7 males 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 female 100+
    • DeWitt County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 70s
    • Henry County: 1 female 60s
    • Kane County: 1 male 70s
    • Kankakee County: 1 female 70s
    • Lake County: 1 male 80s
    • LaSalle...
  • 19th May, 2021

    Ron W. Lee, M.D. Pediatric Care Awards

    SPRINGFIELD– The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Illinois Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) program honored three physicians this week for their contributions to pediatric emergency and critical care medicine.   The Ron W. Lee, M.D. – Excellence in Pediatric Care Awards are given annually by IDPH and EMSC to recognize those dedicated to pediatric emergency care, critical care and childhood injury prevention initiatives.  Individuals or organizations can be nominated in one of three award categories - Lifetime Achievement, Clinical Excellence, and Community Service.

    Recipients include:

    • CLINICAL EXCELLENCE - Paul Severin, MD, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Chicago
    • LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT...
  • 19th May, 2021

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,633 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 28 additional deaths.

    •  Cook County: 1 male 20s, 1 female 30s, 1 male 60s, 2 females 70s, 1 male 70s, 3 males 80s, 3 females 90s, 1 male 90s
    • DeKalb County: 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
    • Franklin County: 1 male 90s
    • Lake County: 1 female 80s
    • Macon County: 1 male 80s
    • McDonough County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s
    • Peoria County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
    • Tazewell County: 1 male 80s
    • Will County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 90s
    • Williamson County: 1 male 60s
    • Winnebago County: 1 male 90s

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,370,342 cases, including 22,494 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of...

  • 18th May, 2021

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,495 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 21 additional deaths.

    • Coles County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 80s
    • Cook County: 1 male 40s, 1 male 50s, 2 females 60s, 2 males 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 3 males 80s, 1 female 90s
    • Peoria County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s
    • Tazewell County: 1 male 80s
    • Will County: 1 male 40s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
    • Winnebago County: 1 male 70s

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,368,709 cases, including 22,466 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 58,222 specimens for a total of 23,904,959.  As of last night, 1,503 individuals in...

  • 17th May, 2021

    Administration to Rescind Emergency Public Health Rules Following New CDC Guidance

    CDC: Fully Vaccinated People No Longer Need to Wear a Mask in Most Instances or Practice Social Distancing

    SPRINGFIELD – Following guidance from the CDC that fully vaccinated people can stop wearing a mask and practicing social distancing in most indoor and outdoor settings, Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health have announced that Illinois will align state executive orders with the latest CDC guidance and rescind IDPH emergency rules enforcing masking and distance.

    The CDC continues to require masks for everyone in healthcare settings, in congregate settings and on transit. In addition, in line with CDC guidance,...

  • 17th May, 2021

    More than 64% of adults in Illinois have received one COVID-19 vaccine dose

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 946 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including six additional deaths.

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

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,367,214 cases, including 22,445 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 33,148 specimens for a total of 23,846,737.  As of last night, 1,512 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 398 patients were in the ICU and 220 patients with COVID-19 were on...

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