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Updates: How many coronavirus cases are confirmed in Illinois

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COOK COUNTY, Ill. — Monday, June 1: The state website is reporting 121,234 total cases with 5,412 deaths. 918,273 total tests have been performed in Illinois.

Friday, May 29: The latest numbers provided during the address are 1,622 new cases and 117,455 total cases. There are 86 new deaths and 5,270 total deaths.

850,000 total tests have been conducted. The state says 3,599 are in the hospital with 980 in the ICU and 593 are on ventilators.

Thursday, May 28: 115,833 total cases have been confirmed by the state alongside 5,186 total deaths. 44% of deaths are people in nursing homes. 829,966 total tests have been performed.

Wednesday, May 27: The governor announced 114,306 total positives in the state with 5,083 deaths. 803,973 total tests have been performed. The official recovery rate is 92%. The state reported an additional 160 deaths in the last 24 hours. 

Throughout the address increased contact tracing, and cooperation with the tracing was reiterated. As of Wednesday, 3,826 people remained hospitalized with COVID-19. Of those, 1,031 were in intensive care units and 592 were on ventilators.

Tuesday, May 26: According to the state, there are now 113,195 positive cases with 4,923 deaths.

786,794 total tests have been performed in Illinois. According to the state website, the COVID-19 recovery rate is currently 92%.

Sunday, May 24: The state announced 2,508 new cases of COVID-19, as well as 67 new fatalities. These bring the state totals to 110,304 cases and 4,856 deaths.

Saturday, May 23: The state announced 2,352 new cases of the virus as well as 75 additional deaths. These bring the state totals to 107,796 cases and 4,790 deaths.

Friday, May 22: The state says as of May 22 there are 105,444 positive cases and 4,714 deaths. 697,133 total tests have been performed in Illinois.

Thursday, May 21: According to the state there 2,268 new cases with a total 102,686 cases.

As of May 21 there are 87 more deaths with a total of 4,607 deaths. The state reports 67,220 total tests with 29,807 of those being in the last 24 hours.

4,107 are in the hospital for COVID-19 with 1,088 in the ICU and 609 on ventilators.

Wednesday, May 20: The state announced 100,418 positive cases with 4,525 deaths as of May 20. 642,713 total tests have been conducted in Illinois.

During the address, it was announced that there is a decrease in hospitalizations and ICU patients. 3915 people are in hospitals and 1005 are in ICU. 554 are on ventilators. The lowest numbers so far.

Tuesday, May 19: In the latest address, it was announced that there are 146 additional deaths and 1,545 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, May 19. Making the new total 98,030, including 4,379 deaths. 

The state reports 18,443 new tests for a total of 621,684. As of Tuesday, the statewide positivity rate is 14%.

Monday, May 18: Dr. Ngozi Ezike announced 2294 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the state's total to 96,485 cases. The virus has now reached 100 of Illinois's 102 counties. Ezike also confirmed 59 additional deaths, bringing the total number of fatalities to 4,234.

Sunday, May 17: The state confirmed 1,734 new cases of COVID-19, as well as 51 additional deaths, bringing the state totals to 94,191 cases and 4,177 deaths. 

Saturday, May 16 update: IDPH confirmed 2,008 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the state's total number of cases to 92,457. Additionally, 74 additional fatalities were reported, increasing the total to 4,129 deaths.

Friday, May 15 update: IDPH reported 2,432 new cases of the COVID-19 virus, bringing the state's total to 90,369 cases. They reported 130 new deaths, bringing the total number of fatalities to 4,058.

Thursday, May 14 update: IDPH confirmed 3,239 new cases of COVID-19 as well as 136 new deaths. These brings the totals to 87,937 confirmed cases and 3,928 fatalities.

Wednesday, May 13 update: Dr. Ngozi Ezike with the Illinois Department of Public Health said 1,677 new cases were confirmed, totaling 84,698 cases. There have been 3,792 deaths total in the state; 192 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.

Tuesday, May 12 update: Illinois reported 4,012 new cases, making for a total of 83,021 positive COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday, May 12.  On this date 144 new deaths were reported, bringing the state death toll to 3,601.  

Monday, May 11 update: Then, in the medical update, the Illinois Department of Public Health confirmed 1,266 new cases of the virus, alongside 54 new deaths. These bring the totals to 79,007 cases and 3,459 deaths. 

Sunday, May 10 update: According to the Chicago Sun Times, the state of Illinois reported 57 additional deaths, bringing the total death toll to 3,406 in Illinois.  They also reported 1,656 new cases, bringing the total to 77,741.

Saturday, May 9 update: According to the Chicago Sun Times, the state of Illinois reported 111 additional deaths, bringing the total death toll to 3,349 in Illinois.  They also reported 2,325 new cases, bringing the total to 76,085.

Friday, May 8 update:  The state says there are now a total of 73,760 positive tests with 3,241 deaths. 4,750 are in hospitals with COVID-19 in the state.

727 patients are on ventilators. 399,714 tests have been performed total making for a 14% positivity rate.

Thursday, May 7 update: 2,641 positive cases have been added on May 7 which is a 15% positive rate. There have been 70,873 total positives in Illinois. 

The state added 138 deaths today for a total of 3,111 deaths. 4862 are in hospitals with COVID and 766 are on ventilators.

Wednesday, May 6 update: The state announced 68,232 positive cases with 2,974 deaths. 361,260 total tests have been performed. Of those totals, 2,270 new cases of COVID-19 and 136 more fatalities were added on May 6.

Tuesday, May 5 update: The state is reporting 65,962 total cases, with 2,122 new cases today.  There have been 176 new deaths reported in connection to COVID-19.  This is the highest death count the state has seen in a 24-hour period.  There have been a total of 2,838 deaths. 

Monday, May 4 update: The state is reporting 63,840 total positive tests with 2,662 COVID-19 related deaths. 333,147 tests have been administered in Illinois.

Sunday, May 3 update: Pritzker reported 2,994 new cases of COVID-19, for a statewide total of 61,499, many of which have recovered. The virus has reached 97 of Illinois's 102 counties.

19, 417 tests were performed over the previous 24 hours; the most in a single day since the pandemic began. 319,313 tests have been done.

Saturday, May 2 update: The Illinois Department of Public Health announced a total of 58,505 positive cases and 2,559 deaths. 299,896 tests have been performed.

Friday, May 1 update: The state is reporting 56,055 positive cases in Illinois with 2,457 deaths. 284,688 tests have been performed in total.

Thursday, April 30 update: The state is reporting 52,918 positive tests with 2,355 deaths. 269,867 total tests have been performed.

Pritzker said the state has continued to test over 10,000 people per day for the presence of the novel coronavirus.

The Governor said this was accomplished by aggressively competing against other state and world governments to get the needed materials, to develop the state’s own testing capacity at several universities and laboratories.

Wednesday, April 29 update:  The state has announced 50,355 positive tests and 2,215 total deaths in Illinois. There have been 256,667 total tests conducted.

Tuesday, April 28 update: The state reports 2,219 new cases, making for 48,102 total cases. 144 new deaths were recorded bringing the total to 2,125 total deaths.

Monday, April 27 update: According to the state, 45,883 tests have come back positive with 1,983 deaths. There have been 227,628 total deaths.

1,980 new cases were reported.

Sunday, April 26th: Governor Pritzker announced 2,126 new cases, bringing the total to 43,903 cases. There have been 1,933 fatalities. 228,287 tests have been performed.

Saturday, April 25 update: The state confirmed 2,119 new cases of the virus, bringing the state's total to 41,777 cases. There have been 201,617 tests performed.

Friday, April 24 update: The state reports 39,658 positive cases of COVID-19 with 1,795 deaths. There have been 189,632 total tests in Illinois.

Thursday, April 23 update: According to the state, there are now 36,934  confirmed cases with 1,688 total deaths in Illinois. There have been 173,316  total tests conducted.

Wednesday, April 22 update: Pritzker says there have now been 35,108 positive tests with 1,565 deaths. 164,346 tests have been performed in Illinois.

Tuesday, April 21 update: According to the state, there are now 33,059 positive tests confirmed with 1,468 Deaths. 154,997 total tests have been performed.

Monday, April 20 update: The latest batch of numbers is 31,508 positive cases with 1,349 deaths. The state says 148,358 total tests have been conducted.

Sunday, April 19th update: Illinois announced 1,197 new cases and 33 new deaths. This brings the totals to 30,357 cases and 1,290 deaths.

Saturday, April 18th update: Gov. Pritzker opened his daily press conference confirming 125 new deaths due to the virus. This brings the total lives lost to the virus to 1,259. 1,585 new cases of the virus were also discovered, bringing the total to 29,160 cases.

Friday, April 17 update: The state says there have been a total of  27,575 confirmed cases with 1,134 deaths. There have been 130,163 total tests conducted.

Thursday, April 16 update: The state says there are now a total of 25,733 positive cases and 125 more people have died, bringing the total to 1,072. There have been 122,589 total tests done.

Wednesday, April 15 update: According to the state, 24,593 cases are confirmed with 948 deaths. There have been 116,929 total tests performed.

Tuesday, April 14 update: According to the state website, there are 23,247 positive cases and 868 deaths. Officials say 110,616 total tests have been conducted.

Monday, April 13 update: According to the state website, the latest stats are 22,025 positive cases confirmed with 794 deaths.

The state says 105,768 total tests have been performed.

Sunday, April 12th update: On Easter Sunday, IDPH announced 1,672 new cases and 43 new deaths. The totals are now at 20,852 cases and 720 deaths. The virus is now in 86 of Illinois's 102 counties. 

Saturday, April 11th update: The Illinois Department of Public Health then that 81 more lives had been lost to the virus, as well as 1,293 new cases. This brings the total to 677 deaths and 19,180 total positive cases.

Friday, April 10 update: According to the governor, there are 17,887 positive tests confirmed in Illinois with 596 deaths. There have been 87,527 negative tests so far.

Thursday, April 9 update: According to the IDPH, there are now 16,422 positive cases and 528 deaths. There have been 80,857 total tests conducted.

66 more people have died as of April 9 with 3,334 new cases.

Wednesday, April 8 update: 15,078 Positive cases have been confirmed with 82 deaths in the past 24 hours. Making 462 total deaths.

Tuesday, April 7 update: 73 more people have died according to the governor. making for 380 total deaths. 13,548 positive cases across 77 counties.

Monday, April 6 update: IDPH confirmed 12,262 total cases with 307 total deaths.

Sunday, April 5 update: IDPH confirmed 899 new cases and 31 new deaths, totaling 11,256 cases and 274 deaths.

Saturday, April 4 update: With the new batch of cases IDPH announced that the state has surpassed 10,000 cases. IDPH said that it had added 1,453 new cases and 33 new deaths, bringing the totals to 10,357 cases and 243 deaths.

Friday, April 3 update: There are 1,209 new cases, making for a total of 8,904 cases. There have been 53 additional deaths, making for a total of 210 deaths across the state.

Thursday, April 2 update: Thursday brings an additional 715 cases, making for a total of 7,695 cases.  An additional 16 deaths have been reported, making for a total of 157 across Illinois.  

Wednesday, April 1 update: There are 986 new cases, making for a total of 6,890 cases. There have been 42 additional deaths, making for a total of 141 deaths across the state.

Tuesday, March 31 update:  There are 937 new cases, with a total of 5,994 total.  There have been 26 additional deaths, making a total of 99 across the state. The Illinois Department of Public Health sent survey to people 7 days after testing positive for COVID-19, results showed that 48% said they had recovered.

Monday, March 30th update: IDPH has confirmed 461 new cases and 8 new deaths. These bring the totals to 5,057 cases and 73 deaths.

Sunday, March 29th update: IDPH confirmed 1,105 news cases and 18 new deaths. These bring the totals to 4,596 cases and 65 deaths.

Saturday, March 28th update: IDPH confirmed 465 new cases and 13 new deaths. One of the deaths was the first instance of an infant death. Cases total at 3,491 infected and 47 deaths.

Friday, March 27 update: Whiteside County Health Department announced a second positive case of COVID-19. The case is an adult in their 60’s who is recovering.

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 488 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including eight deaths. Approximately 86% of fatalities are among patients 60 years of age and older.
Bureau, Henry, and Iroquois counties are now reporting cases. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 3,026 cases, including 34 deaths, in 40 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to 99 years.

Thursday, March 26 update: The State of Illinois is reporting 673 new cases. That brings the total to 2,538 people.  Seven additional deaths brings the total death county to 26 in the state. There are 37 counties across Illinois reporting cases.

Wednesday, March 25 update: There are an additional 330 cases confirmed across the state, for a total of 1,865 cases across 35 counties.  Three more people have died from the virus, for a total of 19 deaths.

Tuesday, March 24 update: Rock Island County has reported its second positive case of COVID-19.  The first case in the county was confirmed on Sunday.  For the State of Illinois, there were 250 additional cases confirmed on Tuesday and four additional deaths. The total of COVID-19 cases confirmed across the state stands at 1,535 and 16 total deaths. 

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Monday, March 23rd update: The state has announced 236 new cases, bringing the total to 1,285, and 3 additional deaths, which now totals to 12. Monroe County is now one of the 31 counties with COVID-19.

Sunday, March 22nd update: The state has announced 296 additional cases of COVID-19, one of which being an infant. They also confirmed three additional deaths. These total to 1,049 confirmed cases and nine deaths. 

Saturday, March 21st update: The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 168 new cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including another death; a Cook County man in his 70s. DeKalb County is now also reporting a case. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 753 cases in 26 counties in Illinois. Cases have occurred in ages 3 to 99. 

Friday, March 20 update: Illinois has 163 new cases of coronavirus in 25 counties across the state. Adding this to Thursday's total of 422 means there are 585 cases as of today.  Another person has died from the virus, a woman in her 70s from Cook County.  The additional counties reporting cases are Adams, Christian, and McLean Counties. 

Thursday, March 19 update: Illinois has 422 cases in 22 counties across Illinois.  Health experts say that more cases are being identified because more testing is available.  Three more people have died from the virus: a Will County resident, a Cook County resident, and a person visiting Sangamon County from Florida. 

Wednesday, March 18 update:  Illinois has 288 cases in 17 counties.

Tuesday, March 17 update: Gov. Pritzker says a woman with underlying health issues in her 60s has died from coronavirus. This was in Chicago. As of this day, there are 160 confirmed cases in the state, among them are 18 residents of a nursing home and four members of the facility’s staff. 

Monday, March 16 update:

Illinois: 12 new cases. IDPH is reporting 105 cases in 15 counties in Illinois.  

Sunday, March 15th update

The state government announced on Sunday, March 15th that the state's toal number of confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 93. The case come from 13 cases across the state, with Champaign, Clinton, Sangamon, Winnebago, and Whiteside counties joining the list.

Saturday, March 14th update

In his Saturday, March 14th briefing, Governor J.B. Pritzker announced that 18 additional cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Illinois, bringing the total up to 64. The list of counties with infected people now includes Cumberland, DuPage, St. Clair, and Woodford counties.

Original report: 

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In his daily address regarding the coronavirus response, Governor J.B. Pritzker said 14 more people had been diagnosed with coronavirus.

These additional cases brings the total up to 46 in the state, as of Friday, March 13.

There are no confirmed cases in the Quad Cities or surrounding areas.

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The Illinois Department of Public Health, Kane County Health Department, and the McHenry County Department of Health announced the first Illinois residents outside of Chicago and Cook County to test positive for coronavirus disease. 

They say the cases include a Kane County woman in her 60s and a McHenry County teen. This was announced on Tuesday, March 10. 

Officials say neither had traveled in an affected area and had no connection to a known case of COVID-19. 

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On Thursday, Governor J.B. Pritzker announced that the number of cases in the state had risen to 32.

The Illinois General Assembly has canceled scheduled legislative sessions next week to limit the possibility of spreading COVID-19 among large groups.

Approximately 29% of the cases in Illinois are travel-associated, about 44% is a contact of a  COVID-19 case, and the remaining cases do not have a clear connection and could be the result of spread in the community.  While the vast majority of cases are recovering, approximately 94% are in isolation either at home or in the hospital.  At this time, there have been no deaths associated with COVID-19 in Illinois.  

“As we anticipated, the number of cases in Illinois is increasing and now includes the first cases outside of Chicago and Cook County,” said IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike. “The State of Illinois continues to take action to reduce spread of COVID-19 in Illinois and we again want to encourage people to start thinking and preparing now in the event they are not able to go to work, if schools are closed if public transportation is not available, and how else their lives will be disrupted by this outbreak.” 

Steps to help minimize the risk of spread: - Everyone: Use the same daily health precautions you would for flu including washing your hands frequently using soap and water or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol, covering your cough and sneeze, and staying home when sick.

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