COOK COUNTY, Ill. — 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.