Coronavirus Updates For Springfield And Central Illinois

Oct 21, 2020

March 18

Governor Pritzker and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike today announced a metrics-based, vaccination-informed framework for Illinois to advance to Phase 5 of the state’s Restore Illinois Plan, our new normal. In recognition of an increasing national vaccine supply and the state now averaging 100,000 vaccine administrations per day, Governor Pritzker also announced that all Illinois residents age 16+ will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine starting April 12th, with additional announcements to come about populations who will be made eligible prior to universal eligibility.

Currently, every region of the state is in Phase 4 of the five-phase Restore Illinois mitigation plan, with Phase 5 comprising a post-pandemic normalcy as detailed here. The newly announced metrics offer Illinois a bridge between the state’s current Phase 4 restrictions and the “new normal” operations of Phase 5. This “Bridge Phase” will serve as a transition period with higher capacity limits and increased business operations, without prematurely embracing a reckless reopening before the majority of Illinoisans have been vaccinated. All regions of the state will move through the Bridge Phase and ultimately to Phase 5, together. The state’s mask mandate will continue in accordance with current CDC guidance.

“COVID-19 has not gone away, but the light we can see at the end of the tunnel is getting brighter and brighter as more people get vaccinated,” said Governor JB Pritzker. “It’s time to begin to cautiously move toward normalcy, and it’s imperative that we do so in a way that maintains all the progress we’ve made to date. With projections from the Biden Administration indicating that weekly vaccine deliveries to Illinois will surpass one million doses in April, it is fully in our power to turn the page on this dark and devastating chapter even as we race a tough clock: the new variants. I invite all Illinoisans to join me in wearing your mask and getting vaccinated when it’s your turn. Step by step, we can get out of this the same we came into it – together.”

“We want and need to move forward, but we must be measured and cautious in the approach,” said IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike. “Rather than flipping a switch and saying we’re now in Phase 5, we’re looking at it more like a dial – dialing back some of the capacity restrictions that helped reduce transmission, and ultimately the number of new cases, hospitalizations, and deaths.  We don’t want to move too quickly and risk a significant reversal of our progress.”

"We are proud to have worked alongside IDPH and our industry partners to craft guidelines that will allow a safe return for some of the biggest economic drivers in our state," said Sylvia Garcia, Acting Director of the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO). “This measured approach to reopening under Governor Pritzker's Restore Illinois plan will help support a sustained economic recovery for our businesses and communities.”

METRICS AND GUIDELINES

As Illinois moves towards our new normal, the administration is outlining clear metrics that will allow the state to continue progressing in the battle against COVID-19 without sacrificing the gains made over the last twelve months.

The bridge to Phase 5 allows for higher capacity limits at places like museums, zoos and spectator events as well as increased business operations. As with all mitigations the administration has implemented to combat the virus to date, the Bridge Phase is based on science and was developed by health experts.

To advance into the Bridge Phase, the entire state must reach a 70% first dose vaccination rate for residents 65 and over, maintain a 20% or lower ICU bed availability rate and hold steady on COVID-19 and COVID-like illness hospital admissions, mortality rate, and case rate over a 28-day monitoring period. To advance to Phase 5, the state must reach a 50% vaccination rate for residents age 16 and over and meet the same metrics and rates required to enter the transition phase, over an additional 28-day period.

To prevent a large increase in new COVID-19 cases, Illinois will revert back to an earlier phase if over the course of 10 days the state experiences an increasing trend in COVID-19 and COVID-like illness hospital admissions, a decrease in ICU bed availability, an increase in the mortality rate, and an increasing case rate.

In an update to current Phase 4 mitigations and the capacity limits of the bridge to Phase 5, individuals with proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test (PCR) 1-3 days prior to an event or outing do not count against capacity limits. The mitigation plan announced today also includes additional adjustments to current Phase 4 mitigations, made in coordination with business leaders and health experts, to ensure mitigations reflect the latest science and are consistent across industries.

As regulations are rolled back gradually in the weeks ahead, Illinoisans should continue practicing the public health guidelines that have kept us safe during the pandemic, including wearing face coverings and maintaining social distance.

“Today’s announcement provides what retailers across Illinois have been seeking: a clear path forward to a full re-opening that will help stem the devastation the pandemic has inflicted on the industry. This will also help bring some financial stability to state and local governments that rely on the vital revenue stream retail generates. With the expanding availability of vaccines – including those offered at hundreds of retail pharmacy locations across Illinois – we are hopeful the pathway toward a full re-opening will be a short one,” said Rob Karr, President and CEO, Illinois Retail Merchants Association.

“The plan outlined by Governor Pritzker is a step in the right direction, and we appreciate him understanding the need for a roadmap to allow hotels and convention centers to hold larger meetings and events,” said Michael Jacobson, President and CEO, Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association. “This underscores the importance of providing clarity to event planners, supports our shared goal of getting people back to work safely, and illustrates why the Governor’s announcement reflects his desire to serve as the chief marketing officer for the state.”

“While we still have a long way to go, today’s announcement is an important step towards recovery,” said Sam Toia, President and CEO, Illinois Restaurant Association. "We have urged Governor Pritzker to set a path to allow for expanded events with extensive safety measures in place, and this pragmatic approach to loosening restrictions will greatly enhance business opportunities for restaurants, event companies, conventions, and culinary tourism — all of which are critical to Illinois’ economic engine.”

COVID-19 VACCINE AVAILABILITY


Since the COVID-19 vaccine was first made available in Illinois last December, the state has administered over 4.3 million doses. Through partnerships with local health departments, pharmacies, community health centers and other care providers, the state is currently administering an average of 100,000 vaccines each day. So far, the state has administered the COVID-19 vaccine to more than 1 in 4 Illinois adults over the age of 16, including over 58% of Illinoisans ages 65 and over.

Since coming into office two months ago, the Biden Administration has taken the weekly vaccine distribution to states from 8.6 million when it came into office to over 16 million this week. Back in December, the first shipment that came into Illinois was about 109,000 doses. This week, including the federal government’s allocations for pharmacy partners, community health centers, the United Center and the City of Chicago, more than 800,000 doses were delivered to Illinois. Based on current projections, the state expects that number to surpass one million doses a week in April.

Thanks to an increased allocation of vaccine doses from the federal government, all Illinois residents will be eligible to receive the vaccine beginning April 12th. At that date, all state-supported mass vaccination sites, local health departments, pharmacy partners – in short, every jurisdiction that receives vaccine from the State of Illinois’ allocation – will be instructed to move to widespread eligibility.

Currently, all vaccines are administered by appointment only. While vaccine eligibility is expanding on April 12th, making an appointment to receive a shot may take time. Information regarding vaccination locations as well as details on how to book an appointment to receive the vaccine can be found at the state’s COVID website, coronavirus.illinois.gov. Residents who don’t have access to or need assistance navigating online services can call the toll-free IDPH hotline at 833-621-1284 to book an appointment. The hotline is open 7 days a week from 6am to midnight with agents available in English and Spanish.

Illinoisans who are not currently eligible to receive the vaccine cannot schedule an appointment for a future date. Residents are encouraged to be patient in the days and weeks following April 12th as vaccination appointments may be limited. 

To date, the FDA has authorized the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for use in 16- and 17-year-olds as well as adults. The Johnson & Johnson and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines are currently FDA authorized for use in those 18 and older.

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 2,325 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 34 additional deaths.

- Champaign County: 1 female 80s
- Cook County; 1 male 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 2 females 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
- Cumberland County: 1 male 60s
- DuPage County: 1 female 70s, 2 males 70s, 1 male 90s
- Kane County: 1 female 50s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
- Lake County: 1 male 70s
- Madison County: 1 male 60s, 2 males 90s
- Rock Island Cunty: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s
- St. Clair County: 1 male 70s
- Vermilion County: 1 male 70s
- Whiteside County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 80s
- Will County: 2 males 60s, 1 male 80s, 2 females 90s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,216,090 cases, including 21,022 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 89,817 specimens for a total of 19,389,098.  As of last night, 1,120 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 252 patients were in the ICU and 100 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from March 11-17, 2021 is 2.4%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from March 11-17, 2021 is 2.7%.

A total of doses of 5,172,415 vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago.  In addition, approximately 414,900 doses total have been allocated to the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities.  This brings the total Illinois doses to 5,587,315.  A total of 4,375,171 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 359,041 for long-term care facilities.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 99,210 doses.  Yesterday, 91,684 doses were reported administered in Illinois.
 

March 17

– The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,655 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 17 additional deaths.

- Boone County: 1 male 70s
- Cook County: 1 female 40s, 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
- Grundy County: 1 male 30s, 1 female 60s
- Kane County: 1 male 90s
- Madison County: 1 male 50s, 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s
- Randolph County: 1 male 90s
- Will County: 1 male 60s
- Winnebago County: 1 female 80s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,213,765 cases, including 20,988 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 77,798 specimens for a total of 19,299,281.  As of last night, 1,143 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 259 patients were in the ICU and 102 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from March 10-16, 2021 is 2.2%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from March 10-16, 2021 is 2.6%.

A total of doses of 5,101,825 vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago.  In addition, approximately 414,900 doses total have been allocated to the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities.  This brings the total Illinois doses to 5,516,725.  A total of 4,283,487 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 358,234 for long-term care facilities.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 102,223 doses.  Yesterday, 102,390 doses were reported administered in Illinois.

IDPH is now posting the weekly number of COVID-19 vaccine doses allocated from the federal government to the State of Illinois.  Weekly allocations are broken out into the number of doses allotted for long-term care, second doses, Federally Qualified Health Centers, Safety Net Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Illinois National Guard Vaccine Sites, Illinois Retail Pharmacy, Minority Health and Mobile Teams, Illinois Department of Corrections, dialysis centers, and local health departments.  Both first dose and second dose allocation will be broken out by local health department.  The City of Chicago receives its own allocation of vaccine and therefore is not included on the IDPH website.  These data include vaccine allocated to the state and do not include vaccine that is part of the federal supply, which is directly distributed by the federal government.  Data can be found at http://dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccineallocations.     

Sangamon County reported 23 additional cases on Wednesday.

March 16

Two additional deaths from the coronavirus disease were announced in Sangamon County today -- A man in his 50s who had tested positive in February  and a woman in her 80s who tested positive in August.

There have been 227 COVID deaths in the county in the past year.  The county also reported 26 new cases on Tuesday.  Seven people are hospitalized.

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,997 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 19 additional deaths.

- Cook County: 1 female 40s, 1 female 60s, 2 males 60s, 1 female 70s, 3 males 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
- DuPage County: 1 male 70s
- Madison County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 90s
- Ogle County: 1 male 60s
- Rock Island County: 1 female 70s
- St. Clair County: 1 male 60s
- Will County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 70s
- Winnebago County: 1 male 90s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,212,110 cases, including 20,973 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 51,240 specimens for a total of 19,221,483.  As of last night, 1,152 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 250 patients were in the ICU and 124 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from March 9-15, 2021 is 2.3%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from March 9-15, 2021 is 2.6%.

A total of doses of 4,982,225 vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago.  In addition, approximately 414,900 doses total have been allocated to the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities.  This brings the total Illinois doses to 5,397,125.  A total of 4,181,097 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 356,427 for long-term care facilities.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 102,564 doses, the highest number to date.  Yesterday, 78,287 doses were reported administered in Illinois.

March 15

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 782 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 12 additional deaths.

- Cook County: 1 female 30s, 2 males 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 2 females 80s, 1 female 90s
- DuPage County: 1 female 80s
- Kane County: 1 male 80s
- Peoria County: 1 male 60s
- Will County: 1 female 70s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,210,113 cases, including 20,955 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 39,145 specimens for a total of 19,170,243.  As of last night, 1,112 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 227 patients were in the ICU and 95 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from March 8-14, 2021 is 2.2%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from March 8-14, 2021 is 2.6%.

A total of doses of 4,623,735 vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago.  In addition, approximately 414,900 doses total have been allocated to the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities.  This brings the total Illinois doses to 5,038,635.  A total of 4,102,810 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 354,773 for long-term care facilities.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 102,147 doses.  Yesterday, 62,508 doses were reported administered in Illinois.

Sangamon County reported 64 new positive cases from Saturday through Monday.  There were also three deaths:   A female in her 90’s who tested positive for COVID-19 on October 19th, a male in his 70’s who tested positive on November 9th and a male in his 90’s who tested positive for COVID-19 on January 6th. 

To further expand vaccine accessibility in rural communities, the State of Illinois is launching a rural vaccination pilot program. Starting this week, additional National Guard mobile operations will begin visiting rural communities with the capability to deliver upwards of 1,000 doses of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine per day.  The program will begin with events in Fayette and Shelby counties where a combined 2,600 doses can be administered before expanding to additional sites in Moultrie and Clay County later this week.
 

March 12

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,763 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 39 additional deaths.

- Adams County: 1 male 80s
- Cass County: 1 male 80s
- Clark County: 1 female 50s
- Cook County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 70s
- DuPage County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s
- Edwards County: 1 male 90s
- Fulton County: 1 female 90s
- Grundy County: 1 female 70s
- Iroquois County: 1 female 70s
- Kane County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
- Lake County: 1 female 80s
- Madison County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 90s
- Massac County: 1 female 80s
- McDonough County: 1 female 60s
- McHenry County: 1 male 90s
- Morgan County: 1 male 80s
- Peoria County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 90s
- Saline County: 1 male 70s
- Sangamon County: 1 female 80s
- Shelby County: 1 male 80s
- St. Clair County: 1 female 70s
- Stephenson County: 1 female 80s
- Washington County: 1 male 50s
- Will County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 2 females 90s
- Williamson County: 1 female 90s
- Winnebago County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,206,172 cases, including 20,901 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 93,913 specimens for a total of 18,988,565.  As of last night, 1,128 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 240 patients were in the ICU and 108 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from March 5-11, 2021 is 2.3%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from March 5-11, 2021 is 2.6%.

A total of doses of 4,501,155 vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago.  In addition, approximately 414,900 doses total have been allocated to the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities.  This brings the total Illinois doses to 4,916,055.  A total of 3,791,273 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 353,655 for long-term care facilities.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 95,121 doses.  Yesterday, 110,570 doses were reported administered in Illinois.

In Sangamon County, 23 new positive cases were reported Friday.  Six people remain hospitalized.  

March 11

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,700 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 55 additional deaths.

- Adams County: 1 male 90s
- Alexander County: 1 male 70s
- Bureau County: 1 female 60s
- Cass County: 1 male 70s
- Cook County: 1 female 20s, 1 male 30s, 2 females 40s, 1 female 50s, 2 males 50s, 1 female 60s, 3 males 60s, 4 females 70s, 5 males 70s, 5 females 80s, 2 males 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 males 90s, 1 female over 100
- DuPage County: 2 males 80s
- Edwards County: 1 male 60s
- Fayette County: 1 male 80s
- Grundy County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 80s
- Jackson County: 1 female 70s
- Lake County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 80s
- Madison County: 1 male 70s
- McHenry County: 1 female 20s
- McLean County: 1 male 70s
- Montgomery County: 1 male 60s
- Peoria County: 1 male 80s
- Perry County: 1 female 70s
- St. Clair County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
- Union County: 1 male 70s
- Will County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s
- Williamson County: 1 male 50s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,204,409 cases, including 20,863 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 89,893 specimens for a total of 18,894,652.  As of last night, 1,118 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 231 patients were in the ICU and 102 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from March 4-10, 2021 is 2.2%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from March 4-10, 2021 is 2.5%.

A total of doses of 4,488,655 vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago.  In addition, approximately 414,900 doses total have been allocated to the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities.  This brings the total Illinois doses to 4,903,555.  A total of 3,680,703 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 353,125 for long-term care facilities.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 98,166 doses.  Yesterday, 112,776 doses were administered in Illinois.

Seven new cases were announced in Sangamon County Thursday. 

March 10

– The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,682 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 30 additional deaths.

- Christian County: 1 female 90s
- Coles County: 1 female 50s
- Cook County: 2 males 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 2 males 80s, 1 female 90s
- Edgard County: 1 male 50s
- Fayette County: 1 male 70s
- Jefferson County: 1 male 60s
- Kane County: 1 male 30s, 1 female 70s
- Kendall County: 1 female 70s
- Lake County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
- Ogle County: 1 female 80s
- Perry County: 1 male 50s
- Rock Island County: 1 female 60s
- St. Clair County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s, 2 females 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
- Stephenson County: 1 male 70s
- Will County: 1 female 80s
- Winnebago County: 1 female 80s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,202,709 cases, including 20,810 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 71,488 specimens for a total of 18,804,759.  As of last night, 1,157 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 242 patients were in the ICU and 111 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from March 3-9, 2021 is 2.3%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from March 3-9, 2021 is 2.6%.

A total of doses of 4,323,145 vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago.  In addition, approximately 414,900 doses total have been allocated to the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities.  This brings the total Illinois doses to 4,738,045.  A total of 3,567,927 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 349,983 for long-term care facilities.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 95,369 doses.  Yesterday, 104,777 doses were administered in Illinois.

Sangamon County reported 14 additional cases on Wednesday.  Seven people are hospitalized with the coronavirus disease.  Morgan County announced four new cases.  

March 9

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,510 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 16 additional deaths.

- Champaign County: 1 male 40s, 1 male 60s, 1 male 80s
- Cook County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
- Kane County: 1 female 30s
- Lake County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 70s
- LaSalle County: 1 female 80s
- Madison County: 1 male 60s
- McHenry County: 1 male 80s
- Monroe County: 1 male 90s
- Rock Island County: 1 female 90s
- Winnebago County: 1 male 60s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,201,027 cases, including 20,781 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 53,445 specimens for a total of 18,733,271.  As of last night, 1,177 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 263 patients were in the ICU and 132 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from March 2-8, 2021 is 2.3%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from March 2-8, 2021 is 2.7%.

A total of doses of 4,182,905 vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago.  In addition, approximately 414,900 doses total have been allocated to the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities.  This brings the total Illinois doses to 4,597,805.  A total of 3,463,150 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 348,629 for long-term care facilities.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 92,180 doses.  Yesterday, 75,372 doses were administered in Illinois.

Sangamon County reported eight new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday for an overall total of 16,314.  Also, the county has changed its policy regarding leftover vaccine each day.  Read more here.

March 8 

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,182 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 5 additional deaths.

- Christian County: 1 female 70s
- Cook County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s
- Monroe County: 1 male 90

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,199,517 cases, including 20,767 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 39,636 specimens for a total of 18,679,826.  As of last night, 1,178 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 266 patients were in the ICU and 118 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from March 1-7, 2021 is 2.3%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from March 1-7, 2021 is 2.8%.

A total of doses of 3,824,675 vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago.  In addition, approximately 443,700 doses total have been allocated to the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities.  This brings the total Illinois doses to 4,268,375.  A total of 3,387,778 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 347,915 for long-term care facilities.  The 7-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 90,135 doses.  Yesterday, 29,564 doses were administered in Illinois.

There were 63 new positive cases in Sangamon County since Friday.  Five people in the county are hospitalized.

A vaccine update from Morgan County's Public Health Department: The Morgan County Health Department and Morgan County Vaccine Planning Team is working to provide vaccine to Morgan County Community. Currently Phase 1b Part I and Phase 1b Part II are open to registration. You must be a resident of Morgan County or work in Morgan County. To register please call: 217-479-1817 Monday-Friday 9am-4pm. Specific questions email: covidvaccine@jacksonvilleil.gov 

March 5

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,442 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 33 additional deaths.

- Carroll County: 1 male 60s
- Cook County: 1 male 40s, 1 female 50s, 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s, 2 females 70s, 2 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 3 males 80s
- DeKalb County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s
- DuPage County: 1 female 80s
- Kendall County: 1 male 60s
- Knox County: 1 male 60s
- Lake County: 1 male 30s, 1 male 50s
- LaSalle County: 1 female 80s
- Madison County: 1 female 80s
- Massac County: 1 male 80s
- Monroe County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 90s
- Montgomery County: 1 female 80s
- Ogle County: 1 female 80s
- Peoria County: 1 female 70s
- Sangamon County: 1 male 80s
- St. Clair County: 1 female 60s
- Whiteside County: 1 male 70s
- Will County: 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,194,702 cases, including 20,700 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 103,336 specimens for a total of 18,492,848.  As of last night, 1,166 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 263 patients were in the ICU and 121 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from February 26–March 4, 2021 is 2.2%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from February 26–March 4, 2021 is 2.8%.

A total of doses of 3,780,305 vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago.  In addition, approximately 443,700 doses total have been allocated to the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities.  This brings the total Illinois doses to 4,224,005.  A total of 3,125,425 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 336,911 for long-term care facilities.  The 7-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 83,115 doses.  Yesterday, a record 131,882 doses were administered in Illinois.

In Sangamon County, 26 new positive cases were reported Friday.  The total sicne the pandemic started is 16, 243 with 222 deaths.  There are currently 8 people hospitalized in the county.

February 26

Sangamon County Update

On Friday, the Sangamon County Department of Public Health reported 22 new positive COVID-19 tests.  218 people diagnosed with COVID-19 have died in the county since the beginning of the pandemic.  There are currently 12 people in Sangamon County hospitalized with COVID-19.


February 26

IDPH Statewide Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Friday reported 2,441 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, and 55 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,183,667 cases, including 20,460 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 92,256 specimens for a total of 17,988,085.  As of last night, 1,393 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 336 patients were in the ICU and 174 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from February 19-25, 2021 is 2.5%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from February 19-25, 2021 is 2.7%.

A total of doses of 2,726,745 vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago.  In addition, approximately 444,500 doses total have been allocated to the federal government's Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities.  This brings the total Illinois doses to 3,171,245.  A total of 2,543,620 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 307,382 for long-term care facilities.  The 7-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 68,988 doses.  Yesterday, 102,670 doses were administered in Illinois, marking the second highest reported amount of vaccines administered to date.

February 25

IDPH Statewide Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Thursday reported 1,884 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, and 32 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,181,226 cases, including 20,406 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 91,292 specimens for a total of 17,895,829.  As of last night, 1,463 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 334 patients were in the ICU and 168 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from February 18-24, 2021 is 2.5%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from February 18-24, 2021 is 2.7%.

A total of doses of 2,693,345 vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago.  In addition, approximately 445,200 doses total have been allocated to the federal government's Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities.  This brings the total Illinois doses to 3,138,545.  A total of 2,440,950 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 295,909 for long-term care facilities.  The 7-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 66,274 doses.  Yesterday, 130,021 doses were administered in Illinois, marking the highest reported amount of vaccines administered to date.

February 24

Sangamon County Update

On Wednesday, the Sangamon County Department of Public Health reported 22 new positive COVID-19 tests.  218 people diagnosed with COVID-19 have died in the county since the beginning of the pandemic.  There are currently 12 people in Sangamon County hospitalized with COVID-19.

February 24

IDPH Statewide Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Wednesday reported 2,022 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, and 44 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,179,342 cases, including 20,374 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 82,976 specimens for a total of 17,804,537.  As of last night, 1,511 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 338 patients were in the ICU and 172 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from February 17-23, 2021 is 2.6%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from February 17-23, 2021 is 2.8%.

A total of doses of 2,584,125 vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago.  In addition, approximately 445,200 doses total have been allocated to the federal government's Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities.  This brings the total Illinois doses to 3,029,325.  A total of 2,310,929 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 291,273 for long-term care facilities.  The 7-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 58,141 doses.  Yesterday, 55,947 doses were administered in Illinois.

February 23

Sangamon County Update

On Tuesday, the Sangamon County Department of Public Health reported 37 new positive COVID-19 tests.  218 people diagnosed with COVID-19 have died in the county since the beginning of the pandemic.  There are currently 12 people in Sangamon County hospitalized with COVID-19.


February 23

IDPH Statewide Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Tuesday reported 1,665 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, and 27 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,177,320 cases, including 20,330 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 61,400 specimens for a total of 17,721,561.  As of last night, 1,488 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 361 patients were in the ICU and 172 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from February 16-22, 2021 is 2.8%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from February 16-22, 2021 is 3.0%.

A total of doses of 2,307,685 vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago.  In addition, approximately 445,200 doses total have been allocated to the federal government's Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities.  This brings the total Illinois doses to 2,752,885.  A total of 2,254,982 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 291,269 for long-term care facilities.  The 7-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 55,917 doses.  Yesterday, 43,282 doses were administered in Illinois.

February 22

IDPH Statewide Update for Monday

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Monday reported 1,246 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, and 34 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,175,655 cases, including 20,303 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 37,361 specimens for a total of 17,660,161.  As of last night, 1,504 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 377 patients were in the ICU and 169 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from February 15–21, 2021 is 2.8%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from February 15–21, 2021 is 3.1%.

A total of doses of 2,256,975 vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago.  In addition, approximately 445,200 doses total have been allocated to the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities.  This brings the total Illinois doses to 2,702,175.  A total of 2,211,700 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 282,820 for long-term care facilities.  The 7-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 55,499 doses.  Yesterday, 59,748 doses were administered in Illinois.


February 21

IDPH Statewide Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Sunday reported 1,585 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, and 35 additional deaths.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from February 14–20, 2021 is 2.7%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from February 14–20, 2021 is 3.1%.

February 20

IDPH Statewide Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Saturday reported 1,922 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, and 42 additional deaths.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from February 13–19, 2021 is 2.8%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from February 13–19, 2021 is 3.2%.

February 19

Sangamon County Update for Thursday & Friday

The Sangamon County Department of Public Health is reporting a two-day total of 30 new positive COVID-19 tests, and six additional deaths.  217 people diagnosed with COVID-19 have died in the county since the beginning of the pandemic.  There are currently 9 people in Sangamon County hospitalized with COVID-19.

February 19

IDPH Statewide Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Friday reported 2,219 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 63 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,170,902 cases, including 20,192 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 85,963 specimens for a total of 17,474,319.  As of last night, 1,596 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 366 patients were in the ICU and 190 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from February 12–18, 2021 is 2.8%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from February 12–18, 2021 is 3.3%.

A total of doses of 2,186,775 vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago.  In addition, approximately 445,200 doses total have been allocated to the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities.  This brings the total Illinois doses to 2,631,975.  A total of 2,060,706 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 271,142 for long-term care facilities.  The 7-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 59,460 doses.  Yesterday, 83,673 doses were administered, marking the highest single Friday amount of vaccines administered in Illinois.

February 18

IDPH Statewide Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,966 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 72 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,168,683 cases, including 20,129 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 67,542 specimens for a total of 17,388,356.  As of last night, 1,655 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 386 patients were in the ICU and 184 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from February 11–17, 2021 is 2.7%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from February 11–17, 2021 is 3.3%.

Weather continues to cause vaccine delivery delays from the federal government.  We are in contact with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and other federal agencies to understand the logistical challenges and if there is anything Illinois can do to expedite getting vaccine. A total of doses of 2,106,800 vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago.  In addition, approximately 445,200 doses total have been allocated to the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities.  This brings the total Illinois doses to 2,552,000.  A total of 1,977,033 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 266,037 for long-term care facilities.  The 7-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 61,132 doses.  Yesterday, 73,091 doses were administered.

February 17

Sangamon County Update

On Wednesday, the Sangamon County Department of Public Health reported 17 new positive COVID-19 tests.  211 people diagnosed with COVID-19 have died in the county since the beginning of the pandemic.  There are currently 11 people in Sangamon County hospitalized with COVID-19.


February 17

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,795 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 24 additional deaths.

- Cook County: 1 male 40s, 2 females 70s, 1 male 70s, 3 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 2 females 90s
- DuPage County:1 female 30s, 1 male 50s, 1 female 70s
- Lake County: 1 female 50s
- Macoupin County: 1 male 70s
- Madison County: 1 male 70s
- McHenry County: 1 male 60
- Mercer County: 1 male 70s
- Morgan County: 1 female 70s
- Rock Island County: 1 female 70s
- St. Clair County: 2 females 50s, 1 male 80s
- Will County: 1 female 90s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,166,717 cases, including 20,057 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 49,937 specimens for a total of 17,320,814.  As of last night, 1,719 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 375 patients were in the ICU and 176 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from February 10–16, 2021 is 2.8%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from February 10–16, 2021 is 3.4%.

Due to adverse weather across the country, the number of doses of vaccine delivered to Illinois is delayed.  While this week’s allocation from the federal government was approximately 365,000 doses, we have only received approximately 55,000 doses of that allocation so far this week.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has indicated some shipments may go out today. 

A total of doses of 2,102,500 vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago.  In addition, approximately 445,200 doses total have been allocated to the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities.  This brings the total Illinois doses to 2,547,700.  A total of 1,903,942 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 256,114 for long-term care facilities. 

The 7-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 60,552 doses.  Yesterday, 40,380 doses were administered.  Weather will most likely contribute to reduced vaccinations over the next several days.

February 16

IDPH Statewide Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,348 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 32 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,164,922 cases, including 20,034 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 46,630 specimens for a total of 17,270,877.  As of last night, 1,726 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 385 patients were in the ICU and 179 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from February 9–15, 2021 is 2.8%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from February 9–15, 2021 is 3.4%.

A total of doses of 2,029,675 vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago.  In addition, approximately 445,200 doses total have been allocated to the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities.  This brings the total Illinois doses to 2,474,875.  A total of 1,863,562 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 251,373 for long-term care facilities.  The 7-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 63,772 doses.  Yesterday, 40,354 doses were administered.  Weather will most likely contribute to reduced vaccinations over the next several days.

February 12

IDPH Statewide Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Friday reported 2,598 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, and 32 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,158,431 cases, including 19,873 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 103,009 specimens for a total of 17,021,919.  As of last night, 1,915 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 437 patients were in the ICU and 211 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from February 5-11, 2021 is 3.1%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from February 5-11, 2021 is 3.7%.

A total of 1,940,425 doses of vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago.  In addition, approximately 445,200 doses total have been allocated to the federal government's Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities.  This brings the total Illinois doses to 2,385,625.  A total of 1,644,483 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 231,814 for long-term care facilities.  The 7-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 59,009 doses.  Yesterday, 95,375 doses were administered.  As of today, 10% of people in Illinois have received their first dose of vaccine.

February 11

First Case of B.1.351 COVID-19 Variant in Illinois

 The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced the first case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) variant B.1.351, which was first identified in South Africa.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed the variant in a Rock Island resident.  Illinois is currently reporting 22 cases of the B.1.1.7 variant, first identified in the United Kingdom.

Cases of the B.1.351 were first reported in the U.S. at the end of January.  So far, studies suggest that antibodies generated through the current COVID-19 vaccines recognize these variants and may offer some protection.  Additional studies are underway.

IDPH will continue to work with local health departments, academic partners, laboratories, and CDC to monitor for cases.  IDPH has increased its surveillance for this and other variants using genomic sequence testing on an increased number of specimens.

Viruses constantly change and new variants are expected.  In addition to the B.1.1.7 and B.1.351 variants, the P.1 variant has emerged in Brazil.

Public health experts are working to better understand the potential impact of this variant, including how the variant spreads and how it affects people who are infected.  The same measures that have helped protect Illinoisans from COVID-19 will also help protect residents from the variant. Wearing a mask, staying at least 6 feet apart from others, avoiding crowds, ventilating indoor spaces, and washing hands frequently remain the best tools for preventing the spread of this virus, no matter the strain.

COVID-19 vaccine information and data can be found on the IDPH website at https://dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccine-faq

 

February 11

Sangamon County Update

On Thursday, the Sangamon County Department of Public Health reported 51 new positive COVID-19 tests and two deaths: a man in his 50's who tested positive on February 19th and a woman in her 70's who tested positive on November 10th.  209 people diagnosed with COVID-19 have died in the county since the beginning of the pandemic.  There are currently 16 people in Sangamon County hospitalized with COVID-19.

February 11

IDPH Statewide Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Thursday reported 2,838 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, and 102 additional deaths.

Approximately 80 cases previously reported in McLean County have been removed from both the statewide and McLean County totals due to false positives.  IDPH is currently reviewing this situation.   

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,155,833 cases, including 19,841 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 96,525 specimens for a total of 16,918,910.  As of last night, 1,954 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 448 patients were in the ICU and 227 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from February 4-10, 2021 is 3.3%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from February 4-10, 2021 is 3.9%.

A total of 1,929,850 doses of vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago.  In addition, approximately 456,100 doses total have been allocated to the federal government's Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities.  This brings the total Illinois doses to 2,385,950.  A total of 1,549,108 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 226,974 for long-term care facilities.  The 7-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 56,094 doses.  Yesterday, 69,029 doses were administered.

February 11

More Than 300 New COVID-19 Vaccination Locations Added

 The number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination locations across Illinois continues to increase.  Since yesterday, more than 340 new retail pharmacy locations have been added to the list of COVID-19 vaccination sites open to the public.  There are now more than 850 vaccination locations in Illinois open to the public.  The new sites include 339 Walgreens stores throughout Illinois, which will be receiving vaccine out of a federal allocation and not from the state's allotment.  Additionally, four CVS locations are being added.
 
Retail Pharmacies
The State of Illinois is partnering with CVS, Hy-Vee, Jewel-Osco, Kroger, Mariano's, Meijer, Walgreens, and Walmart pharmacies to provide COVID-19 vaccinations.

• CVS - 4 locations
• Hy-Vee - 16 locations
• Jewel-Osco - 143 locations
• Kroger - 24 locations
• Mariano's - 31 locations
• Meijer - 8 locations
• Walgreens - 520 locations
• Walmart - 8 locations

While we are working to increase the number of vaccines administered daily, we are limited by the amount of vaccine available and allocated by the federal government.  Vaccinations are available only by appointment at this time and we encourage people to check back frequently for open appointments.  Until the supply is increased, there will be a great demand and we ask people to be patient.  Individuals should be signing up for an appointment to receive their second dose while they are getting their first vaccination.

For information on how to make an appointment to receive the vaccine, updates on the state's plan and eligibility, and answers to frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, go to https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/s/vaccination-location

February 10

Sangamon County Update

On Wednesday, the Sangamon County Department of Public Health reported 50 new positive COVID-19 tests and two deaths: a man in his 50's who tested positive on February 19th and a woman in her 70's who tested positive on November 10th.  209 people diagnosed with COVID-19 have died in the county since the beginning of the pandemic.  There are currently 17 people in Sangamon County hospitalized with COVID-19.

February 10

IDPH Statewide Report

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 2,825 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, and 53 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,152,995 cases, including 19,739 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 82,885 specimens for a total of 16,822,385.  As of last night, 2,082 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 464 patients were in the ICU and 232 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from February 3-9, 2021 is 3.3%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from February 3-9, 2021 is 4.0%.

A total of 1,724,325 doses of vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago.  In addition, approximately 428,100 doses total have been allocated to the federal government's Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities.  This brings the total Illinois doses to 2,152,425.  A total of 1,480,079 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 223,790 for long-term care facilities.  The 7-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 55,135 doses.  Yesterday, 62,923 doses were administered.  Illinois is on-track to have administered more than 1.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine by Thursday, February 11, 2021.

February 10

More Than 100 New COVID-19 Vaccination Locations Added

The number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination locations across Illinois continues to increase.  Since February 4, 2021, 134 new locations have been added to the list of COVID-19 vaccination sites open to the public for a current total of 517 locations.  The new sites include 22 local health department, medical center, and hospital locations, two new mass vaccination locations supported by the local health department and Illinois National Guard, and 110 additional retail pharmacy stores.
 
Local Health Departments, Hospitals, Medical Centers

• Carle Foundation Hospital - Champaign
• Clark County Health Department - Martinsville
• Crawford County Health Department - Robinson
• Elmhurst Hospital - Downers Grove
• Franklin Williamson Bi-County Health Department - West Frankfort
• Gibson Area Hospital - Gibson City
• HSHS St. Elizabeth's Hospital - O'Fallon
• Iroquois Memorial Hospital - Watseka
• Jo Daviess County Health Department - (2 locations Elizabeth and Galena)
• Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital and Center for Health Services - (3 locations Polo, Oregon, Dixon)
• Lee County Health Department - Dixon
• Madison County Health Department - Wood River
• Massac Memorial Hospital - Metropolis
• McDonough District Hospital Health Services - Macomb
• Riverside Medical Center - Kankakee (2 locations)
• Schuyler County Health Department - Rushville
• Swedish Hospital - Chicago
• University of Illinois Health - Chicago

Mass Vaccination Sites

• South Suburban College - 15800 State St., South Holland
• Thornton Fractional High School - 18500 Burnham Ave., Lansing

Retail Pharmacies
The State of Illinois is partnering with Hy-Vee, Jewel-Osco, Kroger, Mariano's, Meijer, Walgreens, and Walmart pharmacies to provide COVID-19 vaccinations.

• Hy-Vee - 16 locations
• Jewel-Osco - 143 locations
• Kroger - 24 locations
• Mariano's - 31 locations
• Meijer - 8 locations
• Walgreens - 181 locations
• Walmart - 8 locations

The current phase of vaccination, Phase 1B, includes approximately 3.2 million people in Illinois.  While we are working to increase the number of vaccines administered daily, we are limited by the amount of vaccine available and allocated by the federal government.  Vaccinations are available only by appointment at this time and we encourage people to check back frequently for open appointments.  Until the supply is increased, there will be a great demand and we ask people to be patient.  Individuals should be signing up for an appointment to receive their second dose while they are getting their first vaccination.

For information on how to make an appointment to receive the vaccine, updates on the state's plan and eligibility, and answers to frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, go to coronavirus.illinois.gov.

February 9, 5:25 p.m.

Sangamon County Update

On Tuesday, the Sangamon County Department of Public Health reported 18 new positive COVID-19 tests.  207 people diagnosed with COVID-19 have died in the county since the beginning of the pandemic.  There are currently 27 people in Sangamon County hospitalized with COVID-19.

February 9, 12:50 p.m.

IDPH Statewide Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Tuesday reported 2,082 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 20 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,150,170 cases, including 19,686 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 55,705 specimens for a total of 16,739,500.  As of last night, 2,117 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 497 patients were in the ICU and 240 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from February 2-8, 2021 is 3.3%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from February 2-8, 2021 is 4.0%.

A total of 1,638,125 doses of vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago.  In addition, approximately 496,100 doses total have been allocated to the federal government's Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities.  This brings the total Illinois doses to 2,134,225.  A total of 1,417,156 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 216,522 for long-term care facilities.  The 7-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 55,455 doses.  Yesterday, 58,189 doses were administered, almost doubled compared to a week ago Monday, February 1, when 32,559 vaccines were administered.

February 8, 4:25 p.m.

Sangamon County Update for Monday

On Monday, the Sangamon County Department of Public Health reported a three-day total of 152 new positive COVID-19 tests (Saturday: 35, Sunday: 37, Monday: 50).  There are currently 27 people in Sangamon County hospitalized with COVID-19.

February 8, 3:30 p.m.

IDPH Statewide Update for Monday

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Monday reported 1,747 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, and 35 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,148,088 cases, including 19,668 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 47,210 specimens for a total of 16,683,795.  As of last night, 2,161 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 469 patients were in the ICU and 251 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from February 1-7, 2021 is 3.3%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from February 1-7, 2021 is 4.1%.

A total of 1,638,125 doses of vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago.  In addition, approximately 496,100 doses total have been allocated to the federal government's Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities.  This brings the total Illinois doses to 2,134,225.  A total of 1,358,967 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 212,256 for long-term care facilities.  The 7-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 51,794 doses.  Yesterday, 16,110 doses were administered.

February 7

IDPH Statewide Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Sunday reported 2,060 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 48 additional deaths.  The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from January 31–February 6, 2021 is 3.4%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from January 31–February 6, 2021 is 4.1%.

February 6

IDPH Statewide Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Saturday reported 3,062 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 60 additional deaths.  The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from January 30–February 5, 2021 is 3.4%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from January 30–February 5, 2021 is 4.2%.

February 5, 2:15 p.m.

Sangamon County Update

On Friday, the Sangamon County Department of Public Health reported 49 positive cases of COVID-19.  There have been 207 deaths of people with COVID-19 in the county since the beginning of the pandemic.  There are currently 19 people in Sangamon County hospitalized with the disease.

February 5, 12:30 p.m.

IDPH Statewide Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Friday reported 3,660 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, and 83 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,141,219 cases, including 19,526 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 105,085 specimens for a total 16,464,740.  As of last night, 2,318 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 491 patients were in the ICU and 254 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from January 29-February 4, 2021 is 3.3%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from January 29-February 4, 2021 is 4.3%.

A total of 1,635,925 doses of vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago.  In addition, approximately 496,100 doses total have been allocated to the federal government's Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities.  This brings the total Illinois doses to 2,132,025.  A total of 1,231,418 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 188,351 for long-term care facilities.  The 7-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 49,082 doses.  Yesterday, Illinois set a new one-day vaccination record with a total of 74,965 doses administered.

February 4, 3:40 p.m.

Sangamon County Update

On Thursday, the Sangamon County Department of Public Health reported 34 positive cases of COVID-19.  There have been 207 deaths of people with COVID-19 in the county since the beginning of the pandemic.  There are currently 26 people in Sangamon County hospitalized with the disease.

February 4, 3:15 p.m.

IDPH Statewide Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Thursday reported 3,328 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 69 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,137,559 cases, including 19,444 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 101,307 specimens for a total 16,359,655.  As of last night, 2,341 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 513 patients were in the ICU and 265 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from January 28-February 3, 2021 is 3.4%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from January 28-February 3, 2021 is 4.4%.

A total of 1,629,550 doses of vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago.  In addition, approximately 496,100 doses total have been allocated to the federal government's Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities.  This brings the total Illinois doses to 2,125,650.  A total of 1,156,453 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 178,848 for long-term care facilities.  The 7-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 46,709 doses.  Yesterday, a total of 62,318 doses were administered.

February 4, 3:00 p.m.

80 New COVID-19 Vaccination Locations Added

The number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination locations across Illinois continues to increase.  Today, 80 new locations have been added to the list of COVID-19 vaccination locations open to the public for a current total of 390 locations.  The new sites include 78 additional Walgreens locations for a total of 170 stores across the state, as well as two Illinois National Guard supported locations in Cook and St. Clair counties.

The State of Illinois is partnering with Hy-Vee, Jewel-Osco, Kroger, Mariano's, and Walgreens pharmacies to provide COVID-19 vaccinations.

• Hy-Vee - 16 locations
• Jewel-Osco - 92 locations
• Kroger - 17 locations
• Mariano's - 6 locations
• Walgreens - 170 locations

Two additional Illinois National Guard assisted sites opened today at the East Side Health District in St. Clair County and Triton College in Cook County.  There are now 12 State supported COVID-19 vaccination locations.

• Arlington Heights Health Center - 3250 N. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights
• Belle-Clair Fairgrounds - 200 S. Belt E #2650, Belleville
• Blue Island Health Center - 12757 S. Western Ave., Blue Island
• Cottage Grover Health Center - 1645 Cottage Grove Ave., Ford Heights
• East Side Health District Mobile team - various locations in East St. Louis
• Morton East Adolescent Health Center - 2423 S. Austin Blvd., Cicero
• North Riverside Health Center - 1800 S. Harlem Ave., North Riverside
• Provident Hospital - 500 E. 51st St., Chicago
• Robbins Health Center - 13450 S. Kedzie Ave., Robbins
• John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital - 1969 Ogden Ave., Chicago
• Tinley Park Convention Center - 18451 Convention Center Dr., Tinley Park
• Triton College - 2000 5th Ave., River Grove, T Building on the East Campus

Vaccinations are being or will be provided by many local health departments across the state.

The current phase of vaccination, Phase 1B, includes approximately 3.2 million people in Illinois.  While we are working to increase the number of vaccines administered daily, we are limited by the amount of vaccine available and allocated by the federal government.  Vaccinations are available only by appointment at this time and we encourage people to check back frequently for open appointments.  Until the supply is increased, there will be a great demand and we ask people to be patient.  Individuals should be signing up for an appointment to receive their second dose while they are getting their first vaccination.

For information on how to make an appointment to receive the vaccine, updates on the state's plan and eligibility, and answers to frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, go to coronavirus.illinois.gov.

February 3, 5:30 p.m.

Sangamon County Update

On Wednesday, the Sangamon County Department of Public Health reported 40 positive cases of COVID-19.  There have been 207 deaths of people with COVID-19 in the county since the beginning of the pandemic.  There are currently 18 people in Sangamon County hospitalized with the disease.

February 3, 12:30 p.m.

IDPH Statewide Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Wednesday reported 3,314 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, and 69 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,134,231 cases, including 19,375 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 96,894 specimens for a total 16,258,348. As of last night, 2,469 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 520 patients were in the ICU and 270 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from January 27-February 2, 2021 is 3.5%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from January 27-February 2, 2021 is 4.5%.

A total of 1,583,425 doses of vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago. In addition, approximately 496,100 doses total have been allocated to the federal government's Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities. This brings the total Illinois doses to 2,079,525. A total of 1,094,135 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 175,900 for long-term care facilities. The 7-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 45,787 doses. Yesterday, a total of 65,166 doses were administered.


February 2, 5:00 p.m.

Sangamon County Update

On Tuesday, the Sangamon County Department of Public Health reported 32 positive cases of COVID-19.  There have been 207 deaths of people with COVID-19 in the county since the beginning of the pandemic.  There are currently 24 people in Sangamon County hospitalized with the disease.

February 2, 3:00 p.m.

IDPH Statewide Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Tuesday reported 2,304 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 47 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,130,917 cases, including 19,306 deaths.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 60,899 specimens for a total 16,161,454.  As of last night, 2,447 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 533 patients were in the ICU and 265 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from January 26-February 1, 2021 is 3.9%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from January 26-February 1, 2021 is 4.9%.

A total of 1,455,825 doses of vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago.  In addition, approximately 496,100 doses total have been allocated to the federal government's Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities.  This brings the total Illinois doses to 1,951,925.  A total of 1,028,969 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 163,592 for long-term care facilities.  The 7-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 44,139 doses.  Yesterday, a total of 32,559 doses were administered.

Februrary 1, 1:30 p.m.

Sangamon County Update

Health officials reported 150 new cases of the coronavirus disease in Sangamon County since Friday.  A total of 15,298 individuals have been diagnosed since the pandemic began.  32 people are now hospitalized.

February 1, 1:00 p.m.

Coronavirus Update for Monday

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 2,312 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 16 additional deaths.

- Christian County: 1 male 70s
- Cook County: 1 male 40s, 2 males 50s, 2 males 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 2 males 80s, 3 males 90s
- Grundy County: 1 female 70s
- Putnam County: 1 male 60s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,128,613 cases, including 19,259 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 61,263 specimens for a total 16,100,555.  As of last night, 2,387 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 515 patients were in the ICU and 278 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from January 25–31, 2021 is 3.9%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from January 25–31, 2021 is 4.9%.

A total of 1,333,475 doses of vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago.  In addition, approximately 496,100 doses total have been allocated to the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities.  This brings the total Illinois doses to 1,829,575.  A total of 996,410 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 156,872 for long-term care facilities.  We anticipate more than one million doses of COVID-19 vaccine being administered by the end of today.  The 7-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 43,378 doses.  Illinois set a new record for the number of doses administered on a Saturday at 36,851.  However, yesterday’s winter weather impacted the number of vaccines administered, which totaled 14,422 doses. 

If all the mitigation metrics continue to improve, Region 10 will move into Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan on Tuesday, February 2, 2021.

January 29, 3:10 p.m.

Sangamon County Update

On Friday, the Sangamon County Department of Public Health reported 58 positive cases of COVID-19 and one death: a man in his 80's who tested positive for COVID-19 on November 20th.  There have been 207 deaths of people with COVID-19 in the county since the beginning of the pandemic.  There are currently 35 people in Sangamon County hospitalized with the disease.

January 29, 2:00 p.m.

IDPH Statewide Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Friday reported 4,156 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, and 71 additional deaths.  The state has also administered a record high number of vaccine doses for the third straight day in a row, with 58,357 doses administered in the most recent 24-hour period.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,120,528 cases, including 19,138 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 111,057 specimens for a total 15,844,619.  As of last night, 2,735 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 532 patients were in the ICU and 297 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from January 22-28, 2021 is 4.3%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from January 22-28, 2021 is 5.4%.

A total of 1,304,475 doses of vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago.  In addition, approximately 496,100 doses total have been allocated to the federal government's Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities.  This brings the total Illinois doses to 1,800,575.  IDPH is currently reporting a total of 887,845 vaccines administered, including 131,401 for long-term care facilities.  The 7-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 38,738 doses.  Yesterday, a total of 58,357 doses were administered making it the third day in a row Illinois has seen a record high number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered.  On Tuesday, 53,628 doses were administered and 55,865 on Wednesday.

January 28 Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 4,191 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 103 additional deaths.

- Adams County: 1 female 80s
- Boone County: 1 male 70s
- Clinton County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
- Coles County: 1 male 70s
- Cook County: 4 males 50s, 6 females 60s, 9 males 60s, 3 females 70s, 8 males 70s, 5 females 80s, 7 males 80s, 2 females 90s, 2 male 90s
- DeKalb County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
- DuPage County: 1 male 60s, 2 males 70s, 2 females 90s, 1 male 90s
- Fulton County: 1 male 60s
- Henderson County: 1 male 70s
- Henry County: 1 female 80s
- Kane County: 1 female 70s, 2 males 70s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
- Kankakee County: 1 male 90s
- Lake County: 1 male 40s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
- Lee County: 1 male 90s, 1 male 100+
- Madison County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s
- McHenry County: 1 male 80s
- McLean County: 1 female 90s
- Monroe County: 1 female 90s
- Montgomery County: 1 female 90s
- Perry County: 1 male 80s
- Pike County: 1 male 80s
- Sangamon County: 1 female 100+
- St. Clair County: 1 male 70s, 2 females 80s
- Stephenson County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 80s
- Warren County: 1 male 70s
- Will County: 1 female 40s, 2 females 70s, 1 male 70s, 2 females 90s
- Williamson County: 1 male 80s
- Winnebago County: 1 female 40s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 90s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,116,372 cases, including 19,067 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 100,119 specimens for a total 15,733,562.  As of last night, 2,802 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 567 patients were in the ICU and 292 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from January 21–27, 2021 is 4.3%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from January 21–27, 2021 is 5.5%.

A total of 1,293,075 doses of vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago.  In addition, approximately 496,100 doses total have been allocated to the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities.  This brings the total Illinois doses to 1,789,175.  IDPH is currently reporting a total of 829,488 vaccines administered, including 131,284 for long-term care facilities.  Yesterday, a total of 55,865 doses were administered.  The 7-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 36,728 doses.

In Sangamon County, 54 new cases of COVID-19 were announced.  That brings the overall total to 15,090. 54 people are currently hospitalized.  206 individuals have died.  


January 27, 4:25 p.m.

Sangamon County Update

On Wednesday, the Sangamon County Department of Public Health reported 40 positive cases of COVID-19 and one death: a woman in her 90's who tested positive for COVID-19 on December 27th.  There have been 206 deaths of people with COVID-19 in the county since the beginning of the pandemic.  There are currently 34 people in Sangamon County hospitalized with the disease.

January 27, 1:20 p.m.

IDPH Statewide Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 3,751 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, and 81 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,112,181 cases, including 18,964 deaths.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 80,124 specimens for a total 15,633,443.  As of last night, 2,931 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 591 patients were in the ICU and 300 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from January 20-26, 2021 is 4.5%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from January 20-26, 2021 is 5.6%.

A total of 1,253,300 doses of vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago.  In addition, approximately 537,050 doses total have been allocated to the federal government's Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities.  This brings the total Illinois doses to 1,790,350.  IDPH is currently reporting a total of 773,623 vaccines administered, including 117,983 for long-term care facilities.  Yesterday, a total of 53,628 doses were administered.  The 7-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 33,698 doses.

January 26, 2:50 p.m.

Sangamon County Update

On Tuesday, the Sangamon County Department of Public Health reported 40 positive cases of COVID-19.  There have been 205 deaths of people with COVID-19 in the county since the beginning of the pandemic.  There are currently 34 people in Sangamon County hospitalized with the disease.

January 26, 1:40 p.m.

IDPH Statewide Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Tuesday reported 3,667 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, and 87 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,108,430 cases, including 18,883 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 69,285 specimens for a total 15,553,319.  As of last night, 3,001 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 608 patients were in the ICU and 320 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from January 19-25, 2021 is 4.6%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from January 19-25, 2021 is 5.7%.

A total of 1,227,625 doses of vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago.  In addition, approximately 537,050 doses total have been allocated to the federal government's Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities.  This brings the total Illinois doses to 1,764,675.  IDPH is currently reporting a total of 719,995 vaccines administered, including 110,403 for long-term care facilities.  Yesterday, a total of 27,232 doses were administered.  The 7-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 30,180 doses.  

January 26, 1:30 p.m.

Vaccination Locations

In addition to Walgreens and Osco Pharmacies, the Illinois Department of Public Health is now also partnering with Hy-Vee in distributing the new coronavirus vaccines, and says that over the next few days, additional pharmacy partners will be coming online and opening registration for appointments.

As of now, the vaccine appointment locations in Central Illinois include:

In Springfield: The Hy-Vee on MacArthur Blvd, the Walgreens on West Monroe, and the Sangamon County Department of Public Health on South Grand.

In Decatur:  The Walgreens on West First Drive and the Macon City Health Department.

In Jacksonville:  The Morgan County Health Department.

And also the Cass County Health Department locations in Virginia and Beardstown.

More information at https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=22703

January 25, 5:10 p.m.

Sangamon County Vaccine Distribution Update

Sangamon County’s health department announced Monday that for now it will focus on providing the coronavirus vaccine to seniors age 85 and older.

The health department cited a limited and inconsistent supply of the vaccine as the reason for changing course.  Previously, appointments had been open to anyone in Phase 1 b of the rollout plan, including seniors 65 and older as well as frontline workers: first responders, teachers, and grocery store employees.

In addition to providing second doses to those who received the shot in January, health department officials say the goal is to provide first doses to approximately 4-thousand seniors 85 and older. However, those 65 and older who accompany them will also be able to get a shot.

January 25, 3:30 p.m.

Sangamon County Update for Monday

On Monday, the Sangamon County Department of Public Health reported a three-day total of 189 positive cases of COVID-19 (82 Saturday, 69 Sunday, and 38 Monday) and four deaths: a man in his 70's, a man in his 80's, a woman in her 80's, and a woman in her 100's.  There have been 205 deaths of people with COVID-19 in the county since the beginning of the pandemic.  There are currently 35 people in Sangamon County hospitalized with the disease.

January 25, 12:30 p.m.

IDPH Update for Monday

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Monday reported 2,944 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, and 49 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,104,763 cases, including 18,798 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 74,202 specimens for a total 15,484,034.  As of last night, 2,962 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 601 patients were in the ICU and 302 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from January 18-24, 2021 is 4.7%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from January 18-24, 2021 is 5.8%.

A total of 1,112,725 doses of vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago.  In addition, approximately 550,050 doses total have been allocated to the federal government's Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities.  This brings the total Illinois doses to 1,662,775.  IDPH is currently reporting a total of 692,763 vaccines administered, including 110,403 for long-term care facilities.  Yesterday, a total of 11,290 doses were administered.  The 7-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 28,171 doses.

If all the mitigation metrics continue to improve, regions 8 and 9 will move into Tier 1 on Tuesday, January 26, 2021.


January 24

IDPH Statewide Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Sunday reported 3,292 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 40 additional deaths.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from January 17–23, 2021 is 4.8%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from January 17–23, 2021 is 6.0%.

January 22, 5:20 p.m.

Sangamon County Update

On Friday, the Sangamon County Department of Public Health reported 109 positive COVID-19 test results.  The total number of deaths of people with COVID-19 in Sangamon County is 201.  There are currently 29 people in the county hospitalized with the disease.

January 22, 12:40 p.m.

Statewide IDPH Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Friday reported 7,042 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, and 95 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,093,375 cases, including 18,615 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 125,831 specimens for a total 15,209,516.  As of last night, 3,179 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 661 patients were in the ICU and 348 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from January 15-21, 2021 is 5.0%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from January 15-21, 2021 is 6.2%.

Beginning today, IDPH has adjusted reporting probable cases, which caused an artificial one day increase in cases of 1,903.  Previously, only confirmed deaths were included in the total case count.  However, the total case count includes both confirmed and probable cases.  Therefore, probable deaths are now being included in the total case count.  Confirmed deaths and probable deaths will still be reported separately.

As of last night, 922,325 doses of vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago.  In addition, approximately 524,050 doses have been allocated to the federal government's Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities.  This brings the total Illinois doses to 1,446,375.  IDPH is currently reporting a total of 616,677 vaccines administered, including 93,683 for long-term care facilities.  Yesterday, a total of 44,288 doses were administered.  The 7-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 24,190 doses.

January 21, 2:20 p.m.

Sangamon County Update

On Thursday, the Sangamon County Department of Public Health reported 53 positive COVID-19 test results and two deaths: a woman in her 50's who tested positive for COVID-19 on January 2nd and a man in his 90's who tested positive on December 29th.  The total number of deaths of people with COVID-19 in Sangamon County is 201.  There are currently 38 people in the county hospitalized with the disease.

January 21, 1:30 p.m.

IDPH Statewide Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Thursday reported 4,979 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, and 123 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,086,333 cases, including 18,520 deaths.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 99,036 specimens for a total 15,083,685.  As of last night, 3,281 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 662 patients were in the ICU and 358 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from January 14-20, 2021 is 5.4%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from January 14-20, 2021 is 6.5%.

As of last night, 901,025 doses of vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago. In addition, approximately 524,050 doses have been allocated to the federal government's Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities. This brings the total Illinois doses to 1,425,075. IDPH is currently reporting a total of 572,389 vaccines administered, including 90,752 for long-term care facilities. Yesterday, a total of 34,649 doses were administered. The 7-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 22,585 doses.

January 20, 4:00 p.m.

Sangamon County Update

On Wednesday, the Sangamon County Department of Public Health reported 57 positive COVID-19 test results and one death: a woman in her 70's who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on January 17th.  The total number of deaths of people with COVID-19 in Sangamon County is 199.  There are currently 33 people in the county hospitalized with the disease.

January 20, 1:00 p.m.

IDPH Statewide Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 4,822 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, and 107 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,081,354 cases, including 18,398 deaths.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 86,121 specimens for a total 14,984,649. As of last night, 3,284 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 722 patients were in the ICU and 379 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from January 13-19, 2021 is 5.5%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from January 13-19, 2021 is 6.8%.

As of last night, 864,150 doses of vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago. In addition, approximately 524,050 doses have been allocated to the federal government's Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities. This brings the total Illinois doses to 1,388,200. IDPH is currently reporting a total of 537,740 vaccines administered, including 86,180 for long-term care facilities. Yesterday, a total of 29,008 doses were administered. The 7-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 21,869 doses.

If all the mitigation metrics continue to improve, Region 6 will move into Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan on Thursday, January 21, 2020, and Region 7 is on target to move into Tier 1.

 

January 19, 1:45 p.m.

Sangamon County Update for Tuesday

On Tuesday, the Sangamon County Department of Public Health reported a four-day total of 249 positive cases of COVID-19 (63 Saturday, 55 Sunday, 60 Monday, and 71 Tuesday) and four deaths: two women in their 70's and two women in their 80's.  There have been 198 deaths of people with COVID-19 in the county since the beginning of the pandemic.  There are currently 33 people in Sangamon County hospitalized with the disease.

January 19, 1:35 p.m.

IDPH Statewide Update for Tuesday

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Tuesday reported 4,318 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, and 33 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,076,532 cases, including 18,291 deaths.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 71,533 specimens for a total 14,898,528.  As of last night, 3,335 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 713 patients were in the ICU and 395 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from January 12–18, 2021 is 5.7%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from January 12–18, 2021 is 6.9%.

As of last night, 781,350 doses of vaccine were delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago.  In addition, approximately 304,600 doses have been allocated to the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities.  This brings the total Illinois doses to 1,085,950.  IDPH is currently reporting a total of 508,732 vaccines administered, including 69,976 for long-term care facilities.  Yesterday, a total of 13,169 doses were administered.  The 7-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 22,134 doses.

January 18

IDPH Statewide Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 3,385 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, and 50 additional deaths.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from January 11–17, 2021 is 5.9%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from January 11–17, 2021 is 7.0%.

January 17

IDPH Statewide Update

IDPH today reported 4,162 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, and 29 additional deaths.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from January 10–16, 2021 is 6.1%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from January 10–16, 2021 is 7.1%.

January 16

IDPH Statewide Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Saturday reported 5,343 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, and 130 additional deaths.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from January 9–15, 2021 is 6.3%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from January 9–15, 2021 is 7.5%.
 

January 15, 2:50 p.m.

Sangamon County Update

On Friday, the Sangamon County Department of Public Health reported 72 positive COVID-19 test results.  The total number of deaths of people in the county with COVID-19 is 194.  There are currently 27 people in Sangamon County hospitalized with the disease.

January 15, 2:05 p.m.

IDPH Statewide Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Friday reported 6,642 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, and 123 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,059,324 cases, including 18,049 deaths.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 107,156 specimens for a total 14,564,776.   As of last night, 3,446 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 712 patients were in the ICU and 386 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from January 8-14, 2021 is 6.5%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from January 8-14, 2021 is 7.7%.

As of last night, 726,475 doses of vaccine were delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago.  In addition, approximately 268,525 doses have been allocated to the federal government's Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities.  This brings the total Illinois doses to 995,000.  IDPH is currently reporting a total of 447,348 vaccines administered, including 56,624 for long-term care facilities.  The 7-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 27,125 doses.

January 15, 2:00 p.m.

Illinois Sees First Case of the COVID-19 Variant

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced on Friday the first case in Illinois of the SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.7 first identified in the United Kingdom.  The case was identified by the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine through sequencing analysis of a specimen from bio-banked samples of COVID-19 positive tests.
 
The new strain was first identified in the United States about two weeks ago in Colorado and has since been identified in several other states.  Evidence suggests that this variant can spread more easily than most currently-circulating strains of COVID-19, but there is no evidence that the new strain affects the sensitivity of diagnostic tests or that it causes more severe illness or increased risk of death.  In addition, data suggest current vaccines will be effective and safe in providing protection against the variant.

A follow-up case investigation by CDPH found that the individual had travelled to the UK and the Middle East in the 14 days prior to the diagnosis.  CDPH has worked to identify close contacts of the individual to reinforce the importance of adherence with quarantine and isolation measures.

The COVID-19 virus - also known as SARS-CoV-2 - like other viruses, constantly changes through mutation, and new variants of a virus are expected to occur over time.  According to the CDC, this variant is estimated to have first emerged in the UK during September 2020.  Other novel variants of SARS-CoV-2, which also might change the way the virus transmits or behaves, have been identified in South Africa, Nigeria, Brazil, Japan and the US.  More novel strains are likely to be identified in the coming weeks and months.

January 14, 2:20 p.m.

Sangamon County Update

On Thursday, the Sangamon County Department of Public Health reported 88 positive COVID-19 test results and six deaths: a man in his 50's, a man in his 80's, three women in their 80's, and a woman in her 90's.  The total number of deaths of people with COVID-19 in Sangamon County is 194.  There are currently 26 people in the county hospitalized with the disease.

January 14, 2:10 p.m.

IDPH Statewide Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Thursday reported 6,652 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, and 88 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,052,682 cases, including 17,928 deaths.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 118,036 specimens for a total 14,457,620.   As of last night, 3,511 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 742 patients were in the ICU and 382 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from January 7-13, 2021 is 6.8%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from January 7-13, 2021 is 8.0%.

As of last night, 704,225 doses of vaccine were delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago.  In addition, approximately 268,525 doses have been allocated to the federal government's Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities.  This brings the total Illinois doses to 972,750.  IDPH is currently reporting a total of 414,296 vaccines administered, including 51,891 for long-term care facilities.  The 7-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 26,703 doses.

January 13, 4:20 p.m.

Sangamon County Update

On Wednesday, the Sangamon County Department of Public Health reported 63 positive COVID-19 test results and one death: a man in his 70's who tested positive for COVID-19 on December 17th.  The total number of deaths of people with COVID-19 in Sangamon County is 188.  There are currently 27 people in the county hospitalized with the disease.

January 13, 12:45 p.m.

IDPH Statewide Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Wednesday reported 5,862 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 97 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,046,030 cases, including 17,840 deaths.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 76,107 specimens for a total 14,339,584.  As of last night, 3,642 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 749 patients were in the ICU and 386 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from January 6-12, 2021 is 7.3%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from January 6-12, 2021 is 8.3%.

As of last night, 703,525 doses of vaccine were delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago.  In addition, approximately 268,525 doses have been allocated to the federal government's Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities.  This brings the total Illinois doses to 972,050.  IDPH is currently reporting a total of 384,658 vaccines administered, including 48,811 for long-term care facilities.  The 7-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is approximately 25,400 doses.

January 13, 10:30 a.m.

Morgan County Vaccine Registration

The Morgan County Vaccine Planning Team will start taking registration for residents within Morgan County who are 80 years and older for the COVID vaccination. Those who are in group 1a healthcare providers are allowed to register at this time as well.

In order to register, you must call 217-479-1817 weekdays between the hours of 9 am and 4 pm starting today, January 13. The registration office will be closed Saturday, 1/16 through Monday, 1/18. Pre-registration is required to obtain the vaccine. NO ONSITE REGISTRATION will be allowed. Residents are asked to be patient with the registration process as it takes some time to move through the population.

Registration for the 65 and older community by age groups within the community will be announced as more vaccine becomes available. If you are not included in the current group, please pay attention to the local media and Jacksonville/Morgan County EMA social media pages. 

January 12, 2:45 p.m.

Sangamon County Update

On Tuesday, the Sangamon County Department of Public Health reported 54 positive COVID-19 test results.  The total number of deaths of people with COVID-19 in Sangamon County is 187.  There are currently 34 people in the county hospitalized with COVID-19.

January 12, 2:00 p.m.

IDPH Statewide Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Tuesday reported 6,642 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 117 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,040,168 cases, including 17,743 deaths.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 93,491 specimens for a total 14,263,477.   As of last night, 3,553 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 757 patients were in the ICU and 409 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from January 5–11, 2021 is 7.5%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from January 5–11, 2021 is 8.6%.

January 11

Sangamon County COVID-19 Update for Monday

On Monday, the Sangamon County Department of Public Health reported a three-day total of 194 positive COVID-19 test results (70 on Saturday, 68 on Sunday, and 56 on Monday).  The total number of deaths of people with COVID-19 in Sangamon County is 187.  There are currently 34 people in the county hospitalized with COVID-19.

January 11, 3:00 p.m.

COVID-19 Update for Monday

Sangamon County reported a three day total from Saturday to Monday showing 194 new positive cases, bringing the overall total to 14,022.  187 people in the county have died with no deaths reported since Friday.  34 individuals remain hospitalized. 

36 new cases in Menard County were announced for the three day period.  Another 37 cases were confirmed in Morgan County.

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 4,776 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 53 additional deaths.

- Cook County: 1 female 30s, 1 female 40s, 2 males 40s, 2 females 50s, 2 males 50s, 1 female 60s, 7 males 60s, 5 females 70s, 2 males 70s, 7 females 80s, 7 males 80s, 3 females 90s, 3 males 90s
- DuPage County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
- Kane County: 1 female 80s
- Lake County: 1 male 80s
- LaSalle County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
- Livingston County: 1 male 40s
- McDonough County: 1 female 70s
- Will County: 1 male 60s
- Winnebago County: 1 female 70s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,033,526 cases, including 17,627 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 66,697 specimens for a total 14,169,986.  As of last night, 3,540 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 759 patients were in the ICU and 401 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from January 4–10, 2021 is 7.6%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from January 4–10, 2021 is 8.9%.

January 10

IDPH Statewide Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Sunday reported 4,711 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 81 additional deaths. Illinois has now reported more than one million cases since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from January 3–9, 2021 is 7.9%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from January 3–9, 2021 is 9.1%.

January 9

IDPH Statewide Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Saturday reported 6,717 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 101 additional deaths. Illinois has now reported more than one million cases since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from January 2–8, 2021 is 8.3%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from January 2–8, 2021 is 9.3%.

January 8, 3:00 p.m.

Sangamon County COVID-19 Update

On Friday, the Sangamon County Department of Public Health reported 61 positive COVID-19 test results and two deaths: a woman in her 80's and a man in his 90's.

The total number of deaths in Sangamon County since the pandemic began is 187.  There are currently 33 people in the county hospitalized with COVID-19.

January 8, 1:45 p.m.

IDPH Statewide Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Friday reported 9,277 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 126 additional deaths. Illinois has now reported more than one million cases since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,017,322 cases and 17,395 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 118,665 specimens for a total 13,922,611.  As of last night, 3,777 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 780 patients were in the ICU and 422 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from January 1-7, 2021 is 8.5%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from January 1-7, 2021 is 9.5%.

January 7, 2:30 p.m.

Sangamon County COVID-19 Update

On Thursday, the Sangamon County Department of Public Health reported 112 positive COVID-19 test results and three deaths: two men in their 60's  and a man in his 90's.

The total number of deaths in Sangamon County since the pandemic began is 185.  There are currently 41 people in the county hospitalized with COVID-19.

January 7, 12:20 p.m.

IDPH Statewide Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Thursday reported 8,757 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 177 additional deaths. Illinois has now reported more than one million cases since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,008,045 cases, including 17,272 deaths.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 105,518 specimens for a total 13,803,946.  As of last night, 3,921 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 783 patients were in the ICU and 450 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.
 
The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from December 31, 2020 - January 6, 2021 is 8.5%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from December 31, 2020 - January 6, 2021 is 9.8%.

January 6, 3:20 p.m.

Sangamon County COVID-19 Update

On Wednesday, the Sangamon County Department of Public Health reported 66 positive COVID-19 test results.

The total number of deaths in Sangamon County since the pandemic began is 182.  There are currently 48 people in the county hospitalized with COVID-19.

January 6, 12:15 p.m.

IDPH Statewide Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Wednesday reported 7,569 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, and 139 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 999,288 cases, including 17,096 deaths.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 80,974 specimens for a total 13,698,428.  As of last night, 3,928 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 812 patients were in the ICU and 451 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.
 
The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from December 20, 2020 - January 5, 2021 is 8.4%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from December 30, 2020 - January 5, 2021 is 9.9%.

The previous mask mandate established through an emergency rule to the Control of Communicable Disease Code expired on January 3, 2021.  However, a subsequent emergency rule was filed January 4, 2021 and is in effect for 150 days.

January 5, 1:45 p.m.

Sangamon County COVID-19 Update

On Tuesday, the Sangamon County Department of Public Health reported 74 positive COVID-19 test results and three deaths: a woman in her 50s, a man in his 70's, and a woman in her 70's.

The total number of deaths in Sangamon County is 182.  There are currently 49 people in the county hospitalized with COVID-19.

January 5, 12:45 p.m.

IDPH Statewide Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Tuesday reported 6,839 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, and 126 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 991,719 cases, including 16,959 deaths.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 87,083 specimens for a total 13,617,454.  As of last night, 3,905 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 800 patients were in the ICU and 457 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.
 
The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from December 29, 2020 - January 4, 2021 is 8.5%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from December 29, 2020 - January 4, 2021 is 9.8%

January 4, 2:45 p.m.

Sangamon County COVID-19 Update

On Monday, the Sangamon County Department of Public Health reported a four-day total of 296 positive COVID-19 test results (80 on Friday, 65 on Saturday, 87 on Sunday, and 64 on Monday) and four deaths: a woman in her 80s, a man in his 80's, and two women in their 100's.

The total number of deaths in Sangamon County is now 179.  There are currently 51 people in the county hospitalized with COVID-19.

January 4, 12:10 p.m.

Statewide IDPH Update for Monday

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Monday reported 5,059 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, and 79 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 984,880 cases, and including 16,834 deaths.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 48,254 specimens for a total 13,530,371.   As of last night, 3,948 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 816 patients were in the ICU and 471 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from December 28, 2020 – January 3, 2021 is 8.6%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from December 28, 2020 – January 3, 2021 is 9.8%


January 3

Statewide IDPH Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Sunday reported 4,469 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, and 81 additional deaths.  The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from December 27, 2020 – January 2, 2021 is 8.3%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from December 27, 2020 – January 2, 2021 is 9.6%

January 2

Statewide IDPH Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Saturday reported 4,762 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, and 29 additional deaths.  The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from December 26, 2020 – January 1, 2021 is 8.3%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from December 26, 2020 – January 1, 2021 is 9.6%

January 1, 12:50 p.m.

Statewide IDPH Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Friday reported 7,201 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 157 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 970,590 cases, including 16,647 deaths.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 97,222 specimens for a total 13,374,665.   As of last night, 4,093 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 837 patients were in the ICU and 496 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from December 25 – December 31, 2020 is 8.1%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from December 25 – December 31, 2020 is 9.5%.

December 31

Sangamon County Update

On Thursday, the Sangamon County Department of Public Health reported 59 positive COVID-19 test results, and nine deaths:  a man in his 50's, a man in his 70's, a woman in her 70's, a man in his 80's, two women in their 80's, and three women in their 90's.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been 175 deaths of people in the county who tested positive for COVID-19.  There are currently 60 people in Sangamon County hospitalized with COVID-19.


December 31

Illinois Department of Public Health Monitoring New Coronavirus Variant

A new variant of the virus that causes COVID-19 has been identified in the United Kingdom.  Cases have been reported in two states and are not known to be linked to travel, which could indicate community spread.  No cases caused by this new variant have been confirmed in Illinois yet.  As more information is learned, IDPH will provide updates and notify the public if/when the variant is detected in Illinois.  Illinois is increasing its surveillance for the variant by performing genomic sequence testing on an increased number of specimens that have been collected.

Virus mutation is common and can emerge and disappear quickly.  Some mutations can emerge that help a virus spread more easily, cause infection to be more or less severe, or lead to resistance to treatments or vaccines.  Based on the information available now, the effectiveness of the vaccine has not changed.

Public health experts are working to better understand the potential impact of this variant, including how the variant spreads and how it affects people who are infected.  The same measures that have helped protect Illinoisans from COVID-19 will also help protect residents from the variant. Wearing a mask, staying at least 6 feet apart from others, avoiding crowds, ventilating indoor spaces, and washing hands frequently remain the best tools for preventing the spread of this virus, no matter the strain.


December 31

IDPH Statewide Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Thursday reported 8,009 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 133 additional deaths.  The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from December 24 - December 30, 2020 is 7.7%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from December 24 - December 30, 2020 is 9.0%.

December 30, 3:30 p.m.

Sangamon County COVID-19 Update for Wednesday

On Wednesday, the Sangamon County Department of Public Health reported 67 positive COVID-19 test results, and nine deaths:  a man in his 50's, a man in his 70's, a woman in her 70's, a man in his 80's, two women in their 80's, and three women in their 90's.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been 175 deaths of people in the county who tested positive for COVID-19.  There are currently 63 people in Sangamon County hospitalized with COVID-19.

December 30, 1:50 p.m.

IDPH Statewide Report

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Wednesday reported 7,374 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 178 additional deaths.  The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from December 23 – December 29, 2020 is 7.6%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from December 23 – December 29, 2020 is 8.9%.


December 29

Sangamon County COVID-19 Update for Tuesday

On Tuesday, the Sangamon County Department of Public Health reported 75 positive COVID-19 test results.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been 166 deaths of people in the county who tested positive for COVID-19.  There are currently 63 people in Sangamon County hospitalized with COVID-19.December 29.


December 29

IDPH Statewide Report

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Tuesday reported 5,644 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 106 additional deaths.  The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from December 22 – December 28, 2020 is 7.4%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from December 22 – December 28, 2020 is 8.8%.


December 28

IDPH Statewide Report

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Monday reported 4,453 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 105 additional deaths.  The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from December 21 – December 27, 2020 is 7.2%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from December 21 – December 27, 2020 is 8.7%.


December 27

IDPH Statewide Report

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Sunday reported 3,767 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 104 additional deaths.  The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from December 20 – December 26, 2020 is 6.8%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from December 20 – December 26, 2020 is 8.5%.

 

December 26, 1:10 p.m.

IDPH Daily Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 3,293 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 66 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 934,142 cases, including 15,865 deaths.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 54,462 specimens for a total 12,939,386.  As of last night, 4,021 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 874 patients were in the ICU and 494 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from December 19 – December 25, 2020 is 6.8%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from December 19 – December 25, 2020 is 8.5%.

December 25

IDPH Daily Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Frida reported 5,742 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 156 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 930,849 cases, including 15,799 deaths.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 98,958 specimens for a total 12,881,938.  As of last night, 4,352 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 928 patients were in the ICU and 538 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from December 18 – December 24, 2020 is 7.1%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from December 18 – December 24, 2020 is 8.6%.

December 24, 12:50 p.m.

Sangamon County COVID-19 Update

On Thursday, the Sangamon County Department of Public Health reported 71 positive COVID-19 test results and six deaths: two men in their 70's, two women in their 80's, a man in his 90's, and a woman in her 90's.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been 166 deaths of people in the county who tested positive for COVID-19.  There are currently 67 people in Sangamon County hospitalized with COVID-19.

December 24, 12:40 p.m.

IDPH Statewide Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Thursday reported 7,037 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, and 96 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 925,107 cases, including 15,643 deaths.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 94,909 specimens for a total 12,782,980.  As of last night, 4,488 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 944 patients were in the ICU and 518 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.
 
The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from December 17 - December 23, 2020 is 7.2%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from December 17 - December 23, 2020 is 8.9%.

December 23, 3:20 p.m.

Sangamon County COVID-19 Update

On Wednesday, the Sangamon County Department of Public Health reported 66 positive COVID-19 test results.  Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been 160 deaths of people in the county who tested positive for COVID-19.  There are currently 67 people in Sangamon County hospitalized with COVID-19.

December 23, 12:25 p.m.

IDPH Statewide Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Wednesday reported 6,762 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, and 135 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 918,070 cases, including 15,547 deaths.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 82,328 specimens for a total 12,688,071. As of last night, 4,593 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 953 patients were in the ICU and 536 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.
 
The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from December 16 - December 22, 2020 is 7.5%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity
from December 16 - December 22, 2020 is 9.0%.

December 22, 4:00 p.m.

Sangamon County COVID-19 Update

On Tuesday, the Sangamon County Department of Public Health reported 66 positive COVID-19 test results and  six deaths: two women in their 60's, a woman in her 70's, a man in his 70's, a man in his 80's, and a woman in her 80's.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been 160 deaths of people in the county who tested positive for COVID-19.  There are currently 64 people in Sangamon County hospitalized with COVID-19.

December 22, 2:00 p.m.

IDPH Statewide Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Tuesday reported 6,239 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 116 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 911,308 cases, including 15,414 deaths.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 84,764 specimens for a total 12,605,743. As of last night, 4,571 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 981 patients were in the ICU and 557 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.
 
The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from December 15 - December 21, 2020 is 7.4%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from December 15 - December 21, 2020 is 9.0%.

December 21, 2:50 p.m.

Sangamon County COVID-19 Update for Monday

On Monday, the Sangamon County Department of Public Health reported a three-day total of 187 positive COVID-19 test results (80 Saturday, 22 Sunday, and 85 Monday) and three deaths: a man in his 70's and two men in their 90's.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been 154 deaths of people in the county who tested positive for COVID-19.  There are currently 63 people in Sangamon County hospitalized with COVID-19.

December 21, 2:00 p.m.

IDPH Statewide Update for Monday

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Monday reported 4,699 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 98 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 905,069 cases, including 15,299 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 86,454 specimens for a total 12,520,979. As of last night, 4,460 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 981 patients were in the ICU and 546 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from December 14 – December 20, 2020 is 7.5%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from December 14 – December 20, 2020 is 9.3%.

December 20

IDPH Statewide Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Sunday reported 6,003 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 79 additional deaths.  The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from December 13 – December 19, 2020 is 7.8%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from December 13 – December 19, 2020 is 9.6%.

December 19

IDPH Statewide Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Saturday reported 7,562 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 108 additional deaths. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from December 12 – December 18, 2020 is 8.2%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from December 12 – December 18, 2020 is 9.7%.

December 18, 2:45 p.m.

Sangamon County Update for Friday

Friday, the Sangamon County Department of Public Health reported 98 new positive cases of COVID-19 in the county, and 4 additional deaths: two men in their 70's and two men in their 80's.

The total number of deaths of people in the county diganosed with the disease since the beginning of the pandemic now stands at 151.  There are currently 57 people in Sangamon County hospitalized with COVID-19.

December 18, 1:00 p.m.

Statewide IDPH Report for Friday

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Friday reported 7,377 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 181 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 886,805 cases, including 15,015 deaths.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 112,292 specimens for a total 12,259,595.  As of last night, 4,690 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 1,023 patients were in the ICU and 589 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from December 11 - December 17, 2020 is 8.0%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from December 11 - December 17, 2020 is 9.7%.

December 17, 4:20 p.m.

Sangamon County Update

Thursday, the Sangamon County Department of Public Health reported 122 new positive cases of COVID-19 in the county, and 7 additional deaths: 1 man in his 50's, 1 man in his 60's, 1 man in his 70's, 1 woman in her 80's, 1 woman in her 90's,  1 man in his 90's, and a woman over a hundred years old.

The total number of deaths of people in the county diganosed with the disease since the beginning of the pandemic now stands at 147.  There are currently 57 people in Sangamon County hospitalized with COVID-19.

December 17, 12:10 p.m.

IDPH Statewide Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Thursday reported 8,828 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, and 181 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 879,428 cases, including 14,835 deaths.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 92,015 specimens for a total 12,147,3093.  As of last night, 4,751 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 1,056 patients were in the ICU and 575 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.
 
The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from December 10 - December 16, 2020 is 8.4%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from December 10 - December 16, 2020 is 10.0%.

December 16, 5:30 p.m.

Sangamon County Update

Wednesday, the Sangamon County Department of Public Health reported 111 new positive cases of COVID-19 in the county, and 6 additional deaths: a man in his 70's, three men and one woman in their 90's, and a woman over a hundred years old.

The total number of deaths of people in the county diganosed with the disease since the beginning of the pandemic now stands at 140.  There are currently 72 people in Sangamon County hospitalized with COVID-19.

December 16, 12:15 p.m.

IDPH Statewide Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Wednesday reported 7,123 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, and 146 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 870,600 cases, including 14,655 deaths.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 93,278 specimens for a total 12,055,288.  As of last night, 4,793 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 1,045 patients were in the ICU and 590 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.
 
The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from December 9 - December 15, 2020 is 8.5%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from December 9 - December 15, 2020 is 10.3%.

December 15, 2:25 p.m.

Sangamon County COVID-19 Update for Tuesday

The Sangamon County Department of Public Health reported Tuesday 105 positive COVID-19 test results and three additional deaths: two men in their 50's and a woman in her 60's.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been 134 deaths of people in the county who tested positive for COVID-19.  There are currently 73 people in Sangamon County hospitalized with COVID-19.

December 15, 12:15 p.m.

IDPH Daily Statewide Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Tuesday reported 7,359 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, and 117 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 863,477 cases, including 14,509 deaths.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 92,922 specimens for a total 11,962,010.  As of last night, 4,965 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 1,057 patients were in the ICU and 598 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from December 8 - December 14, 2020 is 8.6%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from December 8 - December 14, 2020 is 10.3%.

December 14

Sangamon County COVID-19 Update for Monday

On Monday, the Sangamon County Department of Public Health reported a three-day total of 375 positive COVID-19 test results (152 Saturday, 88 Sunday, and 135 Monday) and eight deaths: 2 men in their 70's,  1 man in his 80's, 1 woman in her 80's, 1 woman in her 90's, and 3 men in their 90's.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been 131 deaths of people in the county who tested positive for COVID-19.  There are currently 75 people in Sangamon County hospitalized with COVID-19.

December 14, 1:20 p.m.

IDPH Statewide Update for Monday

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Monday reported 7,214 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, and 103 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 856,118 cases, including 14,394 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 92,256 specimens for a total 11,869,088. As of last night, 4,951 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 1,070 patients were in the ICU and 621 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from December 7 – December 13, 2020 is 8.7%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from December 7 – December 13, 2020 is 10.3%.

December 13

IDPH Statewide Update

On Sunday, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported 7,216 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, and 115 additional deaths.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from December 6 – December 12, 2020 is 9.1%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from December 6 – December 12, 2020 is 10.6%.

December 12

IDPH Statewide Update

On Saturday, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported 8,737 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, and 127 additional deaths.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from December 5 – December 11, 2020 is 8.9%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from December 5 – December 11, 2020 is 10.8%.

December 11, 1:30 p.m.

Sangamon County COVID-19 Update for Friday

On Friday, the Sangamon County Department of Public Health reported 98 positive COVID-19 test results and one death: a man in his 80's who tested positive for COVID-19 on November 22nd.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been 123 deaths of people in the county who tested positive for COVID-19.  There are currently 67 people in Sangamon County hospitalized with COVID-19.

December 11, 1:30 p.m.

IDPH Statewide Update for Friday

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Friday reported 9,420 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, and 190 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 832,951 cases, including 14,050 deaths.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 104,448 specimens for a total 11,586,296.  As of last night, 5,141 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 1,081 patients were in the ICU and 635 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from December 4 - December 10, 2020 is 9.4%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from December 4 - December 10, 2020 is 11.1%.

December 10, 2:20 p.m.

Sangamon County COVID-19 Update

On Thursday, the Sangamon County Department of Public Health reported 179 positive COVID-19 test results.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been 122 deaths of people in the county who tested positive for COVID-19.  There are currently 69 people in Sangamon County hospitalized with COVID-19.

December 10, 12:00 p.m.

IDPH Statewide COVID-19 Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 11,101 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, and 196 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 823,531 cases, including 13,861 deaths.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 114,503 specimens for a total 11,481,848.  As of last night, 5,138 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 1,081 patients were in the ICU and 606 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from December 3 - December 9, 2020 is 9.5%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from December 3 - December 9, 2020 is 11.4%.

December 9, 4:20 p.m.

Sangamon County COVID-19 Update

On Wednesday, the Sangamon County Department of Public Health reported 95 positive COVID-19 test results and four deaths: two men in their 80's, a woman in her 80's, and a man in his 70's.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been 122 deaths of people in the county who tested positive for COVID-19.  There are currently 76 people in Sangamon County hospitalized with COVID-19.

December 9, 12:00 p.m.

IDPH Statewide COVID-19 Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Wednesday reported 8,256 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 179 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 812,430 cases, including 13,666 deaths.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 92,737 specimens for a total 11,367,345.  As of last night, 5,284 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 1,176 patients were in the ICU and 647 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from December 2 - December 8, 2020 is 9.6%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from December 2 - December 8, 2020 is 11.4%.

December 8, 2:30 p.m.

Sangamon County Update

On Tuesday, the Sangamon County Department of Public Health reported 114 positive COVID-19 test results.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been 118 deaths of people in the county who tested positive for COVID-19.  There are currently 79 people in Sangamon County hospitalized with COVID-19.

December 8, 12:30 p.m.

IDPH Statewide COVID-19 Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Tuesday reported 7,910 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 145 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 804,174 cases, including 13,487 deaths.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 95,825 specimens for a total 11,274,608.  As of last night, 5,199 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 1,071 patients were in the ICU and 626 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from December 1 - December 6, 2020 is 9.9%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from December 1 - December 6, 2020 is 11.8%.

December 7, 3:20 p.m.

Sangamon County COVID-19 Update for Monday

On Monday, the Sangamon County Department of Public Health reported a three-day total of 449 positive COVID-19 test results (171 Saturday, 140 Sunday, and 138 Monday) and six deaths: 3 women in their 60's, 2 men in their 70's,  and a woman in her 70's.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been 118 deaths of people in the county who tested positive for COVID-19.  There are currently 78 people in Sangamon County hospitalized with COVID-19.

December 7, 12:20 p.m.

IDPH Statewide COVID-19 Update for Monday

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Monday reported 8,691 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 90 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 796,264 cases, including 13,343 deaths.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 77,569 specimens for a total 11,178,783.  As of last night, 5,190 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 1,123 patients were in the ICU and 648 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from November 30 – December 6, 2020 is 10.3%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from November 30 – December 6, 2020 is 11.9%.


December 6

Statewide COVID-19 Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Sunday reported 7,598 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 76 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 787,573 cases, including 13,255 deaths.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 79,538 specimens for a total 11,101,214.  As of last night, 5,160 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 1,103 patients were in the ICU and 643 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from November 29 – December 5, 2020 is 10.1%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from November 29 – December 5, 2020 is 11.8%.

December 5, 1:45 p.m.

Statewide IDPH Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Saturday reported 9,887 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 208 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 779,975 cases, including 13,179 deaths.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 102,678 specimens for a total 11,021,676.  As of last night, 5,331 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 1,134 patients were in the ICU and 694 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from November 28 – December 4, 2020 is 10.3%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from November 28 – December 4, 2020 is 11.9%.

December 4, 4:15 p.m.

Sangamon County COVID-19 Update for Friday

Friday, the Sangamon County Department of Public Health reported 109 new cases of COVID-19 and three additional deaths: a man in his 50's who tested positive on November 14th, a man in his 80's who tested positive on November 15th, and a man in his 80's who tested positive on October 28th.

There have been 112 deaths in the county due to the disease since the pandemic began, and 10,646 positive cases.  Currently, 73 people in the county are hospitalized with COVID-19.

December 4, 3:50 p.m.

Statewide COVID-19 Update for Friday

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Friday reported 10,526 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 148 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 770,088 cases, including 12,974 deaths.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 112,634 specimens for a total 10,918,998.  As of last night, 5,453 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 1,153 patients were in the ICU and 703 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from November 27 - December 3, 2020 is 10.3%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from November 27 - December 3, 2020 is 12.1%.

December 3, 3:40 p.m.

Sangamon County Update

Thursday, the Sangamon County Department of Public Health reported 137 new cases of COVID-19 and two additional deaths: a man in his 60's who tested positive on November 28th and a man in his 80's who tested positive on November 22nd.

There have been 109 deaths in the county due to the disease since the pandemic began, and 10,537 positive cases.  Currently, 83 people in the county are hospitalized with COVID-19.

December 3, 12:15 p.m.

Statewide IDPH Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Thursday reported 10,959 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 192 additional deaths.  Some data reported to IDPH is delayed from the weekends, including this past holiday weekend.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 759,562 cases, including 12,830 deaths.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 106,778 specimens for a total 10,806,364.  As of last night, 5,653 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 1,170 patients were in the ICU and 693 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from November 26 - December 2, 2020 is 10.4%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from November 26 - December 2, 2020 is 12.3%.

December 2, 3:00 p.m.

Sangamon County COVID-19 Update

Wednesday, the Sangamon County Department of Public Health reported 131 new cases of COVID-19 and one additional death: a woman in her 90's, who tested positive for COVID-19 on November 29th.

There have been 107 deaths in the county due to the disease since the pandemic began, and 10,400 positive cases.  County health officials say that 3 positive cases that were previously reported will no longer be included in the totals since they have been transferred out of Sangamon County.  Currently, 83 people in the county are hospitalized with COVID-19.

December 2, 12:45 p.m.

IDPH Daily COVID-19 Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Wednesday reported 9,757 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 238 additional deaths.  Some data reported to IDPH is delayed from the weekends, including this past holiday weekend.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 748,603 cases, including 12,639 deaths.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 85,507 specimens for a total 10,699,586.  As of last night, 5,764 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 1,190 patients were in the ICU and 714 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from November 25 - December 1, 2020 is 10.6%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from November 25 - December 1, 2020 is 12.5%.

December 1, 3:40 p.m.

Sangamon County COVID-19 Update

Tuesday, the Sangamon County Department of Public Health reported 136 new cases of COVID-19 and five additional deaths: a woman in her 50's, a woman in her 70's, a woman in her 80's, a man in his 80's, and a woman over a hundred years old.

There have been 106 deaths in the county due to the disease since the pandemic began, and 10,272 positive cases.  County health officials say that 65 positive cases that were previously reported will no longer be included in the totals since they have been transferred out of Sangamon County.  Currently, 84 people in the county are hospitalized with COVID-19.

December 1, 12:30 p.m.

SIU Medicine COVID-19 Testing in Springfield

SIU Medicine will continue COVID-19 testing for the Springfield community in December.  All SIU Medicine COVID-19 testing sites will be closed December 23 – January 3 for the holidays.  Testing will resume on January 4, 2021.

On Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, the testing operation will be hosted by Abundant Faith Christian Center located at 2525 Taylor Ave.  All participants should be in line before 3 p.m. to ensure same day testing.

Mondays:    9 – 11 a.m. and 1 – 4 p.m.
Tuesdays:    9 – 11 a.m. and 1 – 4 p.m.
Thursdays:  9 – 11 a.m. and 1 – 4 p.m.

On Fridays, the testing operation is hosted by other area congregations:

Friday, December 4:  9 a.m. – noon at Fresh Visions Community Church, 1551 J David Jones Pkwy.

Froday, December 11:  9 a.m. – noon at Third Presbyterian Church, 1030 N. 7th St.

Friday, December 18:  9 a.m. – noon at First Presbyterian Church, 321 S. 7th St.

Before getting tested, please wait at least four days from a possible exposure to get the most accurate test result.  Quarantine at home until a result has been given.  If you have taken a test or if you plan to be tested at one of these locations, please visit this site for more information: http://siumed.org/covidtest

December 1, 12:20 p.m.

IDPH Statewide Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Tuesday reported 12,542 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 125 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 738,846 cases, including 12,403 deaths.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 116,081 specimens for a total 10,614,079.  As of last night, 5,835 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 1,195 patients were in the ICU and 721 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from November 24 - November 30, 2020 is 10.4%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from November 24 - November 30, 2020 is 12.2%.

November 30, 4:55 p.m.

Sangamon County Update

On Monday, the Sangamon County Department of Public Health reported a cumulative 5-day total (from November 26 - 30) of 774 new positive cases of COVID-19 and 10 additional deaths.  The number of deaths in the county of patients diagnosed with the disease is now 101.  99 people in Sangamon County are currently hospitalized with the new coronavirus disease.

November 30, 12:20 p.m.

IDPH Statewide COVID-19 Update for Monday

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Monday reported 6,190 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 85 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 726,304 cases, including 12,278 deaths.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 66,980 specimens for a total 10,497,998.  As of last night, 5,849 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 1,217 patients were in the ICU and 715 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from November 23 - November 29, 2020 is 10.2%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from November 23 - November 29, 2020 is 12.2%.

November 29

IDPH Statewide COVID-19 Update for Sunday

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Sunday reported 7,178 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 57 additional deaths.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from November 22 – November 28, 2020 is 10.1%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from November 22 – November 28, 2020 is 12.1%.

November 28

IDPH Statewide COVID-19 Update for Saturday

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Saturday reported 7,873 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 108 additional deaths.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from November 21 – November 27, 2020 is 10.1%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from November 21 – November 27, 2020 is 12.2%.

November 27, 1:00 p.m.

IDPH Statewide Update for Friday

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 7,574 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 66 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 705,063 cases, including 12,029 deaths.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 77,130 specimens for a total 10,289,223.  As of last night, 5,829 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 1,215 patients were in the ICU and 698 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from November 20 – November 26, 2020 is 10.1%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from November 20 – November 26, 2020 is 12.2%.

November 26

IDPH Statewide Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Thursday reported 12,022 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, and 131 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 697,489 cases, including 11,963 deaths.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 107,556 specimens for a total 10,212,093.  As of last night, 6,032 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 1,224 patients were in the ICU and 724 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from November 19 – November 25, 2020 is 10.3%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from November 19 – November 25, 2020 is 12.0%.

November 25, 2:15 p.m.

Sangamon County Update

Wednesday, the Sangamon County Department of Public Health reported 130 new positive cases of COVID-19 and four deaths: a man in his 70's who tested positive for COVID-19 on November 19th, a man in his 80's who tested positive on November 12th, a woman in her 60's who tested positive on November 6th, and a woman in her 90's who tested positive on October 8th..

There have now been 91 reported deaths of people diagnosed with the disease in the county since the pandemic began.  104 people in Sangamon County are currently hospitalized with the new coronavirus disease.

November 25, 12:50 p.m.

Statewide IDPH COVID-19 Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Wednesday reported 11,378 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 155 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 685,467 cases, including 11,832 deaths.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 114,233 specimens for a total 10,104,537.  As of last night, 6,133 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 1,208 patients were in the ICU and 679 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from November 18 - November 24, 2020 is 10.6%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from November 18 - November 24, 2020 is 12.2%.

November 24, 4:50 p.m.

Sangamon County Update

Tuesday, the Sangamon County Department of Public Health reported 157 new positive cases of COVID-19 and two deaths: a woman in her 50's who tested positive on October 28th and a man in his 80's who tested positive on November 18th.

There have been 87 reported deaths of people diagnosed with the disease in the county since the pandemic began.  106 people in Sangamon County are currently hospitalized with the new coronavirus disease.

November 24, 1:00 p.m.

IDPH Statewide COVID-19 Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 9,469 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 125 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 674,089 cases, including 11,677 deaths.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 97,323 specimens for a total 9,990,304.  As of last night, 6,134 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 1,203 patients were in the ICU and 668 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from November 17 - November 23, 2020 is 10.4%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from November 17 - November 23, 2020 is 12.4%.

November 23, 5:20 p.m.

Sangamon County COVID-19 Update

Today, the Sangamon County Department of Public Health reported a three day total of 642 new positive cases of COVID-19 (229 on Saturday, 196 on Sunday, and 217 on Monday).

County health authorities also reported five additional deaths of people diagnosed with COVID-19 during the same three day period: two women in their 90's, a woman in her 80's, a man in his 70's, and a woman in her 50's.

There have been 85 reported deaths in the county since the pandemic began.  85 people in Sangamon County are currently hospitalized with  the new coronavirus disease.

November 23, 2:00 p.m.

Free COVID-19 Mobile Testing Sites in Central Illinois

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has several mobile testing teams that are dispatched to various locations around the state each week to provide COVID-19 testing.  Anyone can be tested, regardless of symptoms or immigration status.  There is no cost to the individual for testing, but they should bring their insurance card if they have one.  However, insurance is not required.  Specimens will be collected using a simple nasal swab.  Drive-through and walk-up testing are both available at most locations.

Nov. 23, 8:00am-4:00pm - Carrollton: Carrollton High School

Nov. 23, 8:00am-4:00pm - Springfield: Sangamon County Health Department.

Nov. 23-25, 8:00am-4:00pm - Decatur: Decatur Civic Center.

Nov. 24-25, 8:00am-4:00pm - Jerseyville: Jersey County Health Department.

Nov. 27, 8:00am-4:00pm - Danville: Vermillion County Health Department.

November 27-29, 8:00am-4:00pm - Decatur: Decatur Civic Center.

November 28-29, 8:00am-4:00pm -  Springfield: Sangamon County Health Department.

November 29, 9:00am-4:00pm - Lincoln: Logan County Health Department.

November 23, 1:20 p.m.

Daily IDPH COVID-19 Update for Monday

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 8,322 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 47 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 664,620 cases, including 11,552 deaths.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 91,562 specimens for a total 9,892,981.  As of last night, 6,171 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 1,206 patients were in the ICU and 635 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from November 16 – November 22, 2020 is 10.9%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from November 16 – November 22, 2020 is 12.7%.

November 20, 2020

Friday's COVID-19 Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 13,012 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 126 additional deaths.

- Adams County: 1 male 80s
- Bureau County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
- Champaign County: 1 female 80s
- Coles County: 1 female 90s
- Cook County: 1 male 30s, 1 male 40s, 2 females 50s, 2 males 50s, 4 females 60s, 7 males 60s, 6 females 70s, 11 males 70s, 9 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s, 2 males 90s, 1 female over 100, 1 male over 100
- DeKalb County: 1 female 40s
- DeWitt County: 1 female 80s
- Douglas County: 1 male 80s
- DuPage County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s, 2 females 80s, 2 males 80s, 2 females 90s, 1 male 90s
- Effingham County: 1 female 60s
- Franklin County: 1 male 90s
- Grundy County: 1 female 70s
- Kane County: 1 male 40s, 1 female 60s, 1 female 70s, 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s
- Kendall County: 1 male 90s
- Knox County: 1 female 80s
- Lake County: 1 male 40s, 1 male 50s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s
- LaSalle County: 1 female 80s, 2 males 80s, 1 male 90s
- Macon County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 80s, 2 males 80s
- Madison County: 1 male 20s, 1 female 70s, 2 females 80s
- Mason County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 90s
- McDonough County: 1 male 60s
- McHenry County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s
- McLean County: 1 male 80s
- Mercer County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 90s
- Monroe County: 1 female 80s
- Ogle County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
- Pike County: 1 male 80s
- Randolph County: 1 female 80s
- Rock Island County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
- Sangamon County: 1 female 80s
- Stephenson County: 1 female 70s
- Tazewell County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
- Whiteside County: 2 males 50s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
- Will County: 1 male 50s, 1 female over 100
- Winnebago County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
- Woodford County: 1 female over 100


Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 634,395 cases, including 11,304 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 116,024 specimens for a total 9,588,698.  As of last night, 6,111 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 1,196 patients were in the ICU and 604 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators. 

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from November 13 – November 19, 2020 is 11.5%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from November 13 – November 19, 2020 is 13.4%.

Sangamon County health officials today announced four more deaths from coronavirus disease.  A man in his 50’s, a man in his 60’s, a man in his 80’s and a woman in her 90's were the victims. 

That brings the death toll in the county to 80 since the start of the pandemic. 

214 more cases have been reported and 100 people are now hospitalized in Sangamon County.


November 19, 3:00 p.m.

Thursday's COVID-19 Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 14,612 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 168 additional deaths.

- Bureau County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 90s
- Champaign County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 80s
- Christian County: 1 female 70s
- Cook County: 1 female 30s, 1 male 40s, 1 female 50s, 4 males 50s, 6 males 60s, 6 females 70s, 3 males 70s, 3 females 80s, 3 males 80s, 5 females 90s, 3 males 90s
- Cumberland County: 1 female 90s
- DeWitt County: 1 female 80s
- DuPage County: 2 males 60s, 3 females 70s, 2 males 70s, 4 females 80s, 2 males 80s, 1 female 90s
- Effingham County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
- Greene County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
- Jackson County: 1 female 90s
- Kane County: 1 female 50s, 2 males 70s, 4 males 80s, 2 females 90s
- Kankakee County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
- Kendall County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 90s
- Knox County: 2 females 80s
- Lake County: 2 males 60s, 1 male 70s, 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s, 2 male 90s
- LaSalle County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
- Lee County: 1 male 70s
- Livingston County: 1 male 80s
- Macon County: 3 males 60s, 2 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
- Madison County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 2 females 90s, 1 male 90s
- Marion County: 1 female 70s
- McDonough County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
- McHenry County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s, 3 females 80s, 3 males 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
- McLean County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 80s
- Morgan County; 1 male 80s
- Moultrie County: 1 male 70s
- Ogle County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
- Peoria County: 2 females 90s
- Perry County: 1 male 80s
- Pike County: 1 female 80s
- Randolph County: 1 male 80s
- Rock Island County: 1 male 70s
- Sangamon County: 1 male 60s, 2 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
- St. Clair County: 1 male 80s
- Stephenson County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 2 females 90s
- Tazewell County: 1 male 50s, 2 females 60s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
- Vermilion County: 1 male 40s, 1 male 60s, 2 females 70s
- Wabash County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 90s
- Wayne County: 1 male 70s
- White County: 1 male 80s
- Whiteside County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 female 100+
- Will County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
- Williamson County: 1 male 70s
- Winnebago County: 1 male 50s, 2 males 80s
- Woodford County: 1 male 90s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 621,383 cases, including 11,178 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 113,447 specimens for a total 9,472,674.  As of last night, 6,037 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 1,192 patients were in the ICU and 587 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators. 

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from November 12 – November 18, 2020 is 12.0%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from November 12 – November 18, 2020 is 14.0%.

Sangamon County reported 271 new cases of coronavirus disease.  3,775 people are isolated. 91 are hospitalized.  

November 19, 10:30 a.m.

Jacksonville Municipal Building Closing

The City of Jacksonville Municipal Building will be closed to the public due to the COVID pandemic effective November 19 at 4:30 p.m. until further notice. Employees will be working and conducting business.  The mayor is asking the community to conduct essential business via phone (leave a voicemail), email and to drop off documents using the drive up window on the west side of the building. 

If unsure what department you need,  contact esda@jacksonvilleil.com and you will be redirected
to the correct department.

November 18, 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday COVID-19 Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 8,922 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 140 additional deaths.

- Adams County: 1 male 90s
- Bureau County: 1 female 90s
- Champaign Cunty: 1 female 100+
- Clinton County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
- Coles County: 1 male 90s
- Cook County: 2 males 30s, 1 female 40s, 2 males 40s, 2 females 50s, 4 males 50s, 7 females 60s, 13 males 60s, 10 females 70s, 9 males 70s, 6 females 80s, 13 males 80s, 6 females 90s, 4 males 90s, 1 male 100+
- DeWitt County: 1 female 90s
- DuPage County: 1 female 60s, 2 males 60s, 1 male 70s, 2 males 80s, 2 males 90s
- Effingham County: 1 male 90s
- Fayette County: 1 male 80s
- Franklin County: 1 male 90s
- Greene County: 1 male 90s
- Jackson County: 1 male 70s
- Kendall County: 1 female 50s, 1 male 90s
- Knox County: 1 female 90s
- Lake County: 1 male 90s
- LaSalle County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 3 males 80s, 1 female 90s
- Livingston County: 1 male 60s
- Logan County: 1 male 80s
- Macon County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 90s
- McDonough County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 90s
- McHenry County: 1 male 70s, 2 females 90s
- Ogle County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 90s
- Peoria County: 2 females 80s
- Sangamon County: 1 male 80s
- St. Clair County: 1 female 70s
- Stephenson County: 1 female 80s
- Tazewell County: 1 male 90s
- Vermilion County: 1 male 70s
- Warren County: 1 female 80s
- Wayne County: 1 male 90s
- Whiteside County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 90s
- Will County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
- Williamson County: 1 male 70s
- Winnebago County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 80s


Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 606,771 cases, including 11,014 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 103,569 specimens for a total 9,359,227.  As of last night, 5,953 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 1,146 patients were in the ICU and 547 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators. 

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from November 11 – November 17, 2020 is 11.9%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from November 11 – November 17, 2020 is 14.2%.

Sangamon County has topped eight thousand confirmed COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began.   The county’s health department reported 198 additional cases today.  91 people are hospitalized.

November 17, 5:30 p.m.

Tier 3 Restrictions Imposed

This new tier aims to limit gatherings and encourages people to stay home to the greatest extent possible, while permitting some industries to remain open at significantly reduced capacities with proper safety measures in place. All detailed Phase 4 operational guidance remains in effect. Where Phase 4 guidance and Tier 3 Mitigations imply different standards, the more restrictive Tier 3 Mitigations will apply.  Child care facilities may continue to operate subject to DCFS guidelines. All 11 regions will move into Tier 3 effective Friday, November 20, 2020 at 12:01am. 

November 17, 12:30 p.m.

Tuesday's COVID-19 Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 12,601 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 97 additional deaths.

- Bureau County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 90s
- Cass County: 1 female 80s
- Coles County: 1 female 80s
- Cook County: 1 female 30s, 2 females 60s, 3 females 70s, 1 male 70s, 2 females 80s, 3 males 80s, 4 females 90s, 1 male 90s, 1 male 100+
- DuPage County: 1 female 40s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
- Franklin County: 1 male 80s
- Greene County: 1 female 80s
- Hancock County: 1 male 80s
- Iroquois County: 1 female 70s
- Jefferson County: 1 female 80s
- Jo Daviess County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 100+
- Kane County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
- Kankakee County: 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
- Knox County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
- Lake County: 1 male 40s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
- Logan County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 90s
- Macon County: 2 males 70s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
- Madison County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 60s, 2 females 70s, 2 males 70s, 2 females 80s, 3 males 80s, 1 female 90s
- Marion County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
- Morgan County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
- Ogle County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 90s
- Peoria County: 1 female 60s
- Rock Island County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
- Sangamon County: 1 female 90s
- St. Clair County: 1 male 90s
- Tazewell County: 2 males 70s
- Vermilion County: 1 male 70s, 2 males 80s
- Warren County: 1 male 60s
- Wayne County: 1 female 80s
- Whiteside County: 1 male 70s
- Will County: 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s
- Williamson County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
- Winnebago County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 597,849 cases, including 10,875 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 94,205 specimens for a total 9,255,658.  As of last night, 5,887 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 1,158 patients were in the ICU and 545 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators. 
 
The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from November 10 – November 16, 2020 is 12.5%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from November 10 – November 16, 2020 is 14.5%.

Sangamon County officials reported the 76th death from COVID-19.  The victim was a woman in her 80's who tested positive November 7.  The county on Tuesday announced 198 new cases of the coronavirus disease, bringing the total to 7,913 since the pandemic started.  3,535 people in the county are isolated.  80 are hospitalized.  

In Morgan County, there were 43 new cases Tuesday.  The county also announced a woman in her 80's, who had tested positive for COVID-19,  died while hospitalized.

November 16, 12:00 p.m. 

Coronavirus Update For Monday

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 11,632 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 37 additional deaths.

- Clinton County: 1 male 50s
- Cook County: 1 female 50s, 1 male 50s, 1 female 60s, 3 males 60s, 2 females 70s, 3 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 2 males 80s, 3 females 90s, 2 males 90s
- DuPage County: 1 female 90s
- Edwards County: 1 male 80s
- Iroquois County: 1 female 60s
- Kane County: 1 male 50s
- Lake County: 1 female 50s
- LaSalle County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s, 3 males 90s
- Madison County; 1 male 80s
- McDonough County: 1 female 70s
- Peoria County: 1 female 80s
- Pike County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
- Wayne County: 1 male 80s
- Will County: 1 female 90s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 585,248 cases, including 10,779 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 90,612 specimens for a total 9,161,453.  As of last night, 5,581 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 1,144 patients were in the ICU and 514 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators. 
 
The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from November 9 – November 15, 2020 is 12.5%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from November 9 – November 15, 2020 is 14.7%.

In Sangamon County, the three day case total stands at 680.  That brings the county's total to 7,715 since the pandemic began.  There have been 75 deaths. Currently, 54 people in Sangamon County are hospitalized.

Morgan County saw 110 new cases over the weekend and Monday.  There were also three deaths, with two of the victims Heritage Health residents. 

November 13, 6:20 p.m.

Driver's License Facilities Closing for Three Weeks

All Illinois Secretary of State driver's license facilities will be closing for three weeks beginning Tuesday, November 17, due to the increasing number of coronavirus cases.  They are scheduled to reopen on December 7th.

Expiration dates for driver's licenses and I.D. cards are being extended until June 2021.

Secretary of State Jesse White is encouraging everyone to use online services during this period.  The Secretary of State has been the only state government agency open for in-person transactions during most of the pandemic.

November 13, 6:10 p.m.

State Eviction Moratorium Extended

In a press briefing today, Governor J.B. Pritzker announced that the state’s moratorium on evictions will be extended 30-days.  The governor says the moratorium will aid both renters and landlords who have been hurt financially by the pandemic.
 
The order will require people to submit  a declaration to their landlords that they are not able to make rent payments because of hardship stemming from the pandemic.  Individuals with incomes below $99,000 dollars or couples making below $198,000 will be eligible.

The first eviction moratorium was put in place back in March, at the start of the pandemic.

November 12, 3:30 p.m.

Sangamon County Update for Friday

On Friday, the Sangamon County Department of Public Health reported 296 new positive cases of COVID-19 and two deaths - a man in his 70's who tested positive on October 25th and a woman in her 80's who tested positive on November 4th.  The total number of deaths in the county due to the new coronavirus is 75.  74 people in Sangamon County are currently hospitalized with the disease.

November 13, 1:00 p.m.

Statewide IDPH Report for Friday

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 15,415 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 27 additional deaths.

The IDPH also reported a record one-day testing high, with more than 106,000 COVID-19 tests reported.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 551,957 cases.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 106,540 specimens for a total 8,871,640.  As of last night, 5,362 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 990 patients were in the ICU and 488 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from November 6 - November 12 is 13.2%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from November 6, 2020 - November 12, 2020 is 14.5%.

All but six Illinois counties are at the warning level.  Ninety-six counties, plus the city of Chicago, are currently reported at a warning level - Adams, Alexander, Bond, Boone, Brown, Bureau, Calhoun, Carroll, Cass, Christian, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Coles, Cook, Crawford, Cumberland, DeKalb, DeWitt, Douglas, DuPage, Edgar, Edwards, Effingham, Fayette, Ford, Franklin, Fulton, Gallatin, Greene, Grundy, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Henderson, Henry, Iroquois, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Jersey, Jo Daviess, Johnson, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Knox, Lake, LaSalle, Lawrence, Lee, Livingston, Logan, Macon, Macoupin, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Massac, Mason, McDonough, McHenry, McLean, Mercer, Monroe, Morgan, Moultrie,  Ogle, Peoria, Perry, Piatt, Pike,  Pulaski, Putnam, Randolph, Richland, Rock Island, Saline, Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott, Shelby, St. Clair, Stephenson, Tazewell, Vermilion, Wabash, Warren, Washington, Wayne, White, Whiteside, Will, Williamson, Winnebago, Woodford, and the city of Chicago.

November 12, 5:50 p.m.

73 Springfield Firefighters Quarantined

73 Springfield firefighters are currently quarantined due to COVID-19 and from this number, 19 firefighters have tested positive for COVID.

All fire stations are open and providing service to residents.  However, due to this change in numbers, Engine 2 and Engine 12 will not be in operation until further notice.  Both of these engines are part of a multi-company station house.

Springfield Fire Chief Allen Reyne says that this will be a temporary shutdown, while working to get people back to work quickly but keeping everyone’s safety in mind.

There is a total of 214 sworn Springfield firefighters with the department.  The department is currently scheduling more firefighters for rapid testing.

November 12, 4:10 p.m.

Sangamon County Update for Thursday

Today, the Sangamon County Department of Public Health reported a total of 416 new cases of COVID-19 over the last two days (201 Wednesday and 215 today).  73 people in the county dignosed with the disease have died since the beginning of the pandemic, and 66 people in Sangamon County are currently hospitalized with COVID-19.

November 12, 12:15 p.m.

Statewide IDPH COVID-19 Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Thursday reported 12,702 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 43 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 536,542 cases, including 10,477 deaths.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 100,617 specimens for a total 8,765,100.  As of last night, 5,258 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 956 patients were in the ICU and 438 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from November 5- November 11 is 12.6%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from November 5, 2020 - November 11, 2020 is 13.9%.

To help decrease the positivity rate, IDPH recommends the following:

Yesterday, IDPH released additional recommendations for how best for Illinoisans to keep themselves and their families safe as cases continue to rise in the state. For the next three weeks, IDPH is asking people to stay home as much as possible, leaving only for necessary and essential activities, such as work if working from home is not an option, buying groceries, and visiting the pharmacy.  CDC and IDPH recommend limiting travel no matter the distance.  In our current situation, with a rising prevalence of the virus, attending even small gatherings that mix households, or traveling to areas that are experiencing high rates of positivity, is not advised.

November 11, 1:15 p.m.

Statewide IDPH Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Wednesday reported 12,657 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 145 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 523,840 cases and 10,434 deaths.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 93,464 specimens for a total 8,664,483.  As of last night, 5,042 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 951 patients were in the ICU and 404 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from November 34– November 10 is 12.4%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from November 4, 2020 – November 10, 2020 is 13.6%.

November 10, 6:00 p.m.

Sangamon County Announces No More Indoor Dining Allowed

Sangamon County officials are reversing course and banning indoor service at bars and restaurants.  The new rules take effect Friday.

A surge in new COVID-19 cases and rise in the county’s positivity rate are reasons for the change.

Last week, local officials announced a plan to defy Gov. JB Pritzker’s orders to shutter indoor service, but put in additional rules.  These included keeping windows open and requiring businesses to keep a list of customers for contact tracing.

County officials argued the delay in implementing the full mitigations would give businesses a “lifeline”.  But it drew criticism from Pritzker and others, who said it would contribute to the ongoing surge.

November 10, 5:35 p.m.

New Record Number of Cases in Sangamon County

The Sangamon County Department of Public Health Tuesday reported 343 additional cases of COVID-19.

The total number of deaths of people in the county diagnosed with COVID-19 is 73.  There are currently 61 people in Sangamon County hospitalized with the disease.

November 10, 12:45 p.m.

UIS Cancels In-Person Classes, Events For Tuesday and Wednesday After 15 Test Positive For COVID-19

The University of Illinois Springfield canceled in-person classes and campus events Tuesday and Wednesday because of “increased COVID-19 activity."

Fifteen people tested positive for the virus Monday in on-campus testing, according to a campus-wide email from UIS Interim Chancellor Karen Whitney.  That’s out of 476 tests completed, according to a university spokesman.

UIS has been requiring all students, faculty and staff who visit the campus to be screened once a week through its saliva-based testing program.

The university is instructing all gatherings, meetings and athletic practices to be postponed or canceled. Food service will change to a grab-and-go format.

Whitney is planning an update for 4 p.m. on Wednesday via Zoom for all faculty, staff and students.

November 10, 12:20 p.m.

Statewide IDPH COVID-19 Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Tuesday reported 12,623 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 79 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 511,183 cases, including 10,289 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 101,955 specimens for a total 8,571,019.  As of last night, 4,742 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 911 patients were in the ICU and 399 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from November 3 - November 9 is 12.0%.  This is the number that IDPH has been consistently reporting in its daily releases and is calculated using total cases over total tests.  Similar to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, IDPH has been using test positivity for regional mitigation metrics on its website since mid-July.  Test positivity is calculated using the number of COVID-19 positive tests over total tests.  On October 29, 2020, IDPH began reporting the statewide test positivity in its daily releases.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from November 3, 2020 - November 9, 2020 is 13.1%.

The Illinois Veterans' Home LaSalle (IVHL) is reporting 3 new resident deaths in the past 24 hours. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 68 residents and 70 employees at IVHL have contracted COVID-19, including six residents who have passed away. IVHL has implemented testing, isolation, and sterilization protocols at the facility and is following all public health guidance in its continued response.

Case positivity and test positivity rate are both relevant and offer insight into the bigger COVID-19 picture.  Case positivity helps us understand whether changes in the number of confirmed cases is due to more testing or due to more infections.  Whereas, test positivity accounts for repeated testing and helps us understand how the virus is spreading in the population over time.

Following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance, beginning November 6, 2020 and going forward, IDPH will report confirmed cases and probable cases combined.  A confirmed case is laboratory confirmed via molecular test.  A probable case meets clinical criteria AND is epidemiologically linked or has a positive antigen test.  If a probable case is later confirmed, the case will be deduplicated and will only be counted once.  Probable deaths and confirmed deaths will continue to be reported separately.

November 9

Additional COVID-19 Resurgence Mitigations in Regions 5, 7, and 8

Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) are announcing additional COVID-19 mitigation efforts that will be implemented in Region 5 (Southern Illinois), Region 7 (Will and Kankakee counties), and Region 8 (Kane and DuPage counties), beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, November 11, 2020.  These regions are seeing a test positivity rate that remains above 8 percent and continues to rise after more than 14-days under Tier 1 mitigations, which exceeds the threshold set for establishing additional mitigation measures under the state's Restore Illinois Resurgence Plan.

Region 5 has been under Tier 1 of the state's resurgence mitigation plan since October 22 and Regions 7 and 8 since October 23, after seeing a 7-day rolling average test positivity rate of 8 percent or above for three consecutive days.  However, the positivity rate has continued to significantly increase in these regions. Beginning November 11, Regions 5, 7, and 8 will face additional mitigations, such as a tighter gathering cap of 10 individuals rather than 25 and new table caps of six rather than 10 when eating out.

For Regions 5, 7, and 8, additional mitigation measures taking effect November 11 include the following:

Bars and Restaurants

• Reduce party size from 10 to six individuals.

Meetings, Social Events and Gatherings

• Maximum indoor/outdoor gathering size of 10 individuals.

Organized Group Recreational Activities

• Limit to lesser of 25 guests or 25 percent of overall room capacity both indoors and outdoors, and groups limited to 10 individuals or fewer.

These mitigations do not apply to schools.

Regions 5, 7 and 8 have seen alarming trends in recent months. As of today, Region 5 is seeing an average positivity rate of 11.5%, with more than twice as many COVID-19 patients entering a hospital each day compared to the summer peak in late August. Regions 7 and 8 each have positivity rates of 13%, with nearly one in seven tests in these regions coming back positive.

In the coming days, IDPH will continue to track the positivity rate in Regions 5, 7, and 8 to determine if mitigations can be relaxed, if additional mitigations are required, or if current mitigation should remain in place. IDPH has been working closely with local health departments in the three regions to provide education to the public and offer information to businesses and organizations on safe ways to reopen.

All 11 regions continue to operate under resurgence mitigation framework. A full list of mitigation measures pertaining to some businesses and industries may be found on the DCEO website: https://dceocovid19resources.com/restore-illinois

November 9, 6:00 p.m.

Sangamon County Update for Monday

The Sangamon County Department of Public Health today reported a total of 582 additional cases of COVID-19 and four deaths over a three day period - Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.

The deaths include a man in his 90’s, a man in his 70’s, a woman in her 70’s, and a man in his 50’s.

The total number of deaths of people in the county diagnosed with COVID-19 is 73.  There are currently 40 people in Sangamon County hospitalized with the disease.
 

November 9, 1:00 p.m.

Statewide COVID-19 Update for Monday

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 10,573 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 14 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 498,560 cases, including 10,210 deaths.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 64,760 specimens for a total 8,469,064.  As of last night, 4,409 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 857 patients were in the ICU and 376 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from November 2 - November 8 is 11.4%.  This is the number that IDPH has been consistently reporting in its daily releases and is calculated using total cases over total tests.  Similar to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, IDPH has been using test positivity for regional mitigation metrics on its website since mid-July.  Test positivity is calculated using the number of COVID-19 positive tests over total tests.  On October 29, 2020, IDPH began reporting the statewide test positivity in its daily releases.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from November 2, 2020 - November 8, 2020 is 12.4%.

Case positivity and test positivity rate are both relevant and offer insight into the bigger COVID-19 picture.  Case positivity helps us understand whether changes in the number of confirmed cases is due to more testing or due to more infections.  Whereas, test positivity accounts for repeated testing and helps us understand how the virus is spreading in the population over time.

Following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance, beginning November 6, 2020 and going forward, IDPH will report confirmed cases and probable cases combined.  A confirmed case is laboratory confirmed via molecular test.  A probable case meets clinical criteria AND is epidemiologically linked or has a positive antigen test.  If a probable case is later confirmed, the case will be deduplicated and will only be counted once.  Probable deaths and confirmed deaths will continue to be reported separately.

November 6, 2:40 p.m.

Sangamon County COVID-19 Update for Friday

The Sangamon County Department of Public Health on Friday reported 288 new confirmed cases of new coronavirus disease.  In Sangamon County, 69 people diagnosed with COVID-19 have died since the beginning of the pandemic.  33 people in the county are currently hospitalized with the disease.

November 6, 12:55 p.m.

IDPH COVID-19 Report for Friday

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 10,376 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 49 additional deaths.

Following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance, beginning November 6, 2020 and going forward, IDPH will report confirmed cases and probable cases combined.   A confirmed case is laboratory confirmed via molecular test.   A probable case meets clinical criteria AND is epidemiologically linked, or has a positive antigen test.  If a probable case is later confirmed, the case will be deduplicated and will only be counted once.  Probable deaths and confirmed deaths will continue to be reported separately.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 465,540 cases, including 10,079 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 98,401 specimens for a total 8,215,129.  As of last night, 4,090 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 786 patients were in the ICU and 339 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from October 30 - November 5 is 9.6%.  This is the number that IDPH has been consistently reporting in its daily releases and is calculated using total cases over total tests.  Similar to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, IDPH has been using test positivity for regional mitigation metrics on its website since mid-July.  Test positivity is calculated using the number of COVID-19 positive tests over total tests.  On October 29, 2020, IDPH began reporting the statewide test positivity in its daily releases.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from October 30, 2020 - November 5, 2020 is 11.1%.

Case positivity and test positivity rate are both relevant and offer insight into the bigger COVID-19 picture.  Case positivity helps us understand whether changes in the number of confirmed cases is due to more testing or due to more infections.  Whereas, test positivity accounts for repeated testing and helps us understand how the virus is spreading in the population over time.

November 6, 12:50 p.m.

75 Counties and Chicago at Warning Level for COVID-19

Seventy-five counties, plus the city of Chicago, are currently reported at a warning level - Adams, Alexander, Bond, Boone, Bureau, Calhoun, Carroll, Chicago, Christian, Clay, Clinton, Coles, Cook, Crawford, Cumberland, DeKalb, Douglas, DuPage, Effingham, Franklin, Fulton, Gallatin, Greene, Grundy, Hamilton, Hancock, Iroquois, Jackson, Jasper, Jersey, Jo Daviess, Johnson, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Knox, Lake, LaSalle, Lee, Livingston, Logan, Macon, Madison, Marion, Mason, Massac, McHenry, Mercer, Monroe, Morgan, Moultrie, Ogle, Peoria, Perry, Pike, Pulaski, Putnam, Randolph, Rock Island, Saline, Sangamon, Scott, Shelby, St. Clair, Stephenson, Tazewell, Vermilion, Wabash, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Whiteside, Will, Williamson, Winnebago, and Woodford.

November 5, 6:00 p.m.

Sangamon County COVID-19 Update

The Sangamon County Department of Public Health on Thursday reported 228 new confirmed cases of new coronavirus disease.  In Sangamon County, 69 people diagnosed with COVID-19 have died since the beginning of the pandemic.  33 people in the county are currently hospitalized with the disease.

November 5, 1:15 p.m.

IDPH Reports A Total of More Than 10,000 COVID-19 Deaths in Illinois

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Thursday reported 9,935 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 97 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 447,491 cases, including 10,030 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 86,015 specimens for a total 8,116,728.  As of last night, 3,891 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 772 patients were in the ICU and 343 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from October 29 - November 4 is 9.1%.  This is the number that IDPH has been consistently reporting in its daily releases and is calculated using total cases over total tests.  Similar to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, IDPH has been using test positivity for regional mitigation metrics on its website since mid-July.  Test positivity is calculated using the number of COVID-19 positive tests over total tests.  On October 29, 2020, IDPH began reporting the statewide test positivity in its daily releases.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from October 29, 2020 - November 4, 2020 is 10.5%.

Case positivity and test positivity rate are both relevant and offer insight into the bigger COVID-19 picture.  Case positivity helps us understand whether changes in the number of confirmed cases is due to more testing or due to more infections.  Whereas, test positivity accounts for repeated testing and helps us understand how the virus is spreading in the population over time.

November 5

Springfield Mandates Masks When Shopping

The city of Springfield is instituting a $50 fine on individuals who don’t wear a face covering around their nose and mouth in grocery stores, gas stations, and other retail businesses.

Langfelder proposed the fines as he and other leaders try to address a local surge in COVID-19 cases.  The mayor joined county officials this week in announcing they would defy the governor’s order to shutter indoor bar and restaurant service, instead allowing the businesses to stay open for at least two more weeks.

The Springfield City Council approved the ordinance at an emergency meeting Wednesday night.  It builds on the statewide mask mandate and previous executive orders from the mayor that fine bars and restaurants for not requiring their patrons to wear face coverings.

However, Langfelder joined Sangamon county officials this week in announcing they would defy the governor’s recent order to close indoor bar and restaurant service.  Instead, they will allow those businesses to stay open for at least two more weeks, with limited capacity and more rules on operations.

November 4, 4:15 p.m.

Sangamon County COVID-19 Update

On Wednesday, the Sangamon County Department of Public Health reported a two-day total of 178 new COVID-19 cases (118 on Tuesday and 60 on Wednesday) and two additional deaths - a man in his 90's who tested positive for COVID-19 on October 27th and a man in his 60's who tested positive on October 2nd.  The total number of deaths in the county related to the new coronavirus disease is now 69.  37 people in Sangamon County are currently hospitalized with the disease.

November 4, 2:00 p.m.

Statewide IDPH Report

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Wednesday reported 7,538 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 55 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 437,556 cases, including 9,933 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 71,857 specimens for a total 8,030,713.  As of last night, 3,761 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 776 patients were in the ICU and 327 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from October 28 - November 3 is 8.5%.  This is the number that IDPH has been consistently reporting in its daily releases and is calculated using total cases over total tests.  Similar to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, IDPH has been using test positivity for regional mitigation metrics on its website since mid-July.  Test positivity is calculated using the number of COVID-19 positive tests over total tests.  On October 29, 2020, IDPH began reporting the statewide test positivity in its daily releases.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from October 28, 2020 - November 3, 2020 is 10.1%.

Case positivity and test positivity rate are both relevant and offer insight into the bigger COVID-19 picture.  Case positivity helps us understand whether changes in the number of confirmed cases is due to more testing or due to more infections.  Whereas, test positivity accounts for repeated testing and helps us understand how the virus is spreading in the population over time.

November 3, 4:00 p.m.

Statewide IDPH COVID-19 Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) on Tuesday reported 6,516 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 68 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 430,018 cases, including 9,878 deaths.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 82,435 specimens for a total 7,958,856.  As of last night, 3,594 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 755 patients were in the ICU and 326 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from October 27 – November 2 is 8.2%.  This is the number that IDPH has been consistently reporting in its daily releases and is calculated using total cases over total tests.  Similar to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, IDPH has been using test positivity for regional mitigation metrics on its website since mid-July.  Test positivity is calculated using the number of COVID-19 positive tests over total tests.  On October 29, 2020, IDPH began reporting the statewide test positivity in its daily releases.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from October 27, 2020 – November 2, 2020 is 9.9%.

Case positivity and test positivity rate are both relevant and offer insight into the bigger COVID-19 picture.  Case positivity helps us understand whether changes in the number of confirmed cases is due to more testing or due to more infections.  Whereas, test positivity accounts for repeated testing and helps us understand how the virus is spreading in the population over time.

November 3, 12:00 p.m.

Free COVID-19 Testing Available at State Mobile Testing Sites in Central Illinois

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has several mobile testing teams that are dispatched to various locations around the state each week to provide COVID-19 testing.   Anyone can be tested, regardless of symptoms or immigration status.  There is no cost to the individual for testing, but they should bring their insurance card if they have one.   However, insurance is not required.  Specimens will be collected using a simple nasal swab.  Drive-through and walk-up testing are both available at most locations.

DATE / LOCATION / TIME / ADDRESS / COUNTY

Nov 2-3  -  Sangamon County Health Department  -  9am–5pm  -  2833 South Grand Ave East, Springfield  -  Sangamon County

Nov 4  -  Clark County Health Department  -  9am–5pm  -  997 North York Street, Martinsville  -  Clark County

Nov 5  -  Mason County  -  9am–5pm  -  504 S Promenade St, Havana  -  Mason County

Nov 6  -  Moultrie County  -  9am–5pm  -  Building 1225, 1225 S Hamilton St, Sullivan     -  Moultrie County

Nov 7-8  -  Sangamon County Health Department  -  9am–5pm  -  2833 South Grand Ave East, Springfield  -  Sangamon County

Nov 7  -  Fayette County Health Department  -  9am–5pm  -  416 W Edwards St, Vandalia  -  Fayette County

Nov 8  -  Logan County Health Department  -  9am–5pm  -  109 3rd St,
Lincoln  -      Logan County

Nov 2 -8  -  Danville Area Community College  -  9am–5pm  -  2000 East Main Street, Danville     -  Vermillion County

Locations are subject to change.  Please check the IDPH website for the most current mobile testing site location information.

http://www.dph.illinois.gov/testing/mobile-testing-sites

November 2, 4:15 p.m.

Additional Death in Sangamon County

On Monday, the Sangmon County Department of Public Health reported one additional pandemic-related death, a woman in her 90's who tested positive for COVID-19 on October 27th.  The county also reported 290 new cases of the disease over a three day period (123 on Saturday, 70 on Sunday, 97 on Monday).  Currently, 39 people in Sangamon County are hospitalized with COVID-19, and there have been a total of 67 deaths.

November 2, 12:50 p.m.

IDPH Statewide Update for Monday

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 6,222 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 20 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 423,502 cases, including 9,810 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 68,118 specimens for a total 7,876,421.  As of last night, 3,371 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 722 patients were in the ICU and 298 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from October 26 - November 1 is 8.1%.  This is the number that IDPH has been consistently reporting in its daily releases and is calculated using total cases over total tests.  Similar to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, IDPH has been using test positivity for regional mitigation metrics on its website since mid-July.  Test positivity is calculated using the number of COVID-19 positive tests over total tests.  On October 29, 2020, IDPH began reporting the statewide test positivity in its daily releases.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from October 26, 2020 - November 1, 2020 is 9.7%.

Case positivity and test positivity rate are both relevant and offer insight into the bigger COVID-19 picture.  Case positivity helps us understand whether changes in the number of confirmed cases is due to more testing or due to more infections.  Whereas, test positivity accounts for repeated testing and helps us understand how the virus is spreading in the population over time.

November 1

COVID-19 Resurgence Mitigations to Take Effect in Region 2 on Wednesday
 
Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) are announcing COVID-19 resurgence mitigations will be implemented in Region 2—North-Central Illinois—beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, November 4, 2020. The region has seen a 7-day rolling average test positivity rate of 8 percent or above for three consecutive days, which exceeds the thresholds set for establishing mitigation measures under the state’s Restore Illinois Resurgence Plan. Region 2 includes Rock Island, Henry, Bureau, Putnam, Kendall, Grundy, Mercer, Knox, Henderson, Warren, McDonough, Fulton, Stark, Marshall, Peoria, Tazwell, McLean, Woodford, Livingston, and Lasalle counties.

The positivity rate in Region 2 has fluctuated in recent months, with the region currently seeing an 9.3% positivity rate as of today. While the rate was 7.7% in early September, it dropped to 5% by early October and increased again to 7.2% in late October. Region 2 has also experienced a slight uptick in hospitalizations in October after leveling off the two months prior.
 
In the coming days, IDPH will continue to track the positivity rate in Region 2 to determine if mitigations can be relaxed, if additional mitigations are required, or if current mitigations should remain in place. If the positivity rate averages less than or equal to 6.5% for three consecutive days, then the regions will return to Phase 4 mitigations under the Restore Illinois Plan. If the positivity rate averages between 6.5% and 8%, the new mitigations will remain in place and unchanged. If the positivity rate averages greater than or equal to 8% after 14 days, more stringent mitigations may be applied to further reduce spread of the virus.  
 
Every region of the Restore Illinois Plan is continuing to see sustained increases in new coronavirus positivity rates and all 11 regions  will be operating under the resurgence mitigation framework by Wednesday.

October 30, 3:00 p.m.

Sangamon County COVID-19 Update for Friday

The Sangamon County Department of Public Health on Friday reported 107 new confirmed cases of new coronavirus disease and the death of a woman in her 80's who tested positive on October 18th.  In Sangamon County, 66 people diagnosed with COVID-19 have died since the beginning of the pandemic.  37 people in the county are currently hospitalized with the disease.

October 30, 12:45 p.m.

Statewide COVID-19 Update for Friday

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 6,943 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 36 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 402,401 cases, including 9,711 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 95,111 specimens for a total 7,637,209.  As of last night, 3,092 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 673 patients were in the ICU and 288 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from October 23 - October 29 is 7.3%.  This is the number that IDPH has been consistently reporting in its daily releases and is calculated using total cases over total tests.  Similar to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, IDPH has been using test positivity for regional mitigation metrics on its website since mid-July.  Test positivity is calculated using the number of COVID-19 positive tests over total tests.  On October 29, 2020, IDPH began reporting the statewide test positivity in its daily releases.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from October 23, 2020 - October 29, 2020 is 8.5%.

Case positivity and test positivity rate are both relevant and offer insight into the bigger COVID-19 picture.  Case positivity helps us understand whether changes in the number of confirmed cases is due to more testing or due to more infections.  Whereas, test positivity accounts for repeated testing and helps us understand how the virus is spreading in the population over time.

Forty-nine counties are currently reported at a warning level - Adams, Alexander, Bond, Boone, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, DeKalb, Douglas, DuPage, Effingham, Ford, Franklin, Greene, Grundy, Hamilton, Henderson, Jackson, Jo Daviess, Johnson, Kane, Kendall, Knox, Lee, Macon, Marion, McHenry, Mercer, Morgan, Ogle, Perry, Pike, Randolph, Rock Island, Saline, Sangamon, Shelby, Stephenson, Wabash, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Whiteside, Will, Williamson. And Winnebago.

October 30, 11:30 p.m.

COVID-19 Resurgence Mitigations to Take Effect in Region 6

Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) have announced that COVID-19 resurgence mitigations will be implemented in Region 6—East-Central Illinois—beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, November 2.  The region has seen a 7-day rolling average test positivity rate of 8 percent or above for three consecutive days, which exceeds the thresholds set for establishing mitigation measures under the state's Restore Illinois Resurgence Plan. Region 6 includes Iroquois, Ford, Dewitt, Piatt, Champaign, Vermillion, Macon, Moultrie, Douglas, Edgar, Shelby, Coles, Cumberland, Clark, Fayette, Effingham, Jasper, Crawford, Clay, Richland, and Lawrence counties.

The administration says it continues to provide relief for small businesses impacted by the ongoing pandemic, distributing more than $32 million in emergency grants and assistance to Region 6 alone.  Moving forward, businesses in Region 6, as well as other regions currently under additional mitigations, will receive priority consideration for the current round of the historic Business Interruption Grants (BIG) program.  To date, through BIG, more than $42 million has been directed to regions currently under mitigations or where mitigations will soon take effect.  These programs are guided by an equity framework and seek to address the hardest hit communities with emergency relief dollars.

Mitigation measures taking effect November 2 in Region 6 include:

Bars

• No indoor service
• All outside bar service closes at 11:00 p.m.
• All bar patrons should be seated at tables outside
• No ordering, seating, or congregating at bar (bar stools should be removed)
• Tables should be 6 feet apart
• No standing or congregating indoors or outdoors while waiting for a table or exiting
• No dancing or standing indoors
• Reservations required for each party
• No seating of multiple parties at one table

Restaurants

• No indoor dining or bar service
• All outdoor dining closes at 11:00 p.m.
• Outside dining tables should be 6 feet apart
• No standing or congregating indoors or outdoors while waiting for a table or exiting
• Reservations required for each party
• No seating of multiple parties at one table

Meetings, Social Events, Gatherings

• Limit to lesser of 25 guests or 25 percent of overall room capacity
• No party buses
• Gaming and Casinos close at 11:00 p.m., are limited to 25 percent capacity, and follow mitigations for bars and restaurants, if applicable

These mitigations do not apply to schools or polling places.

Region 6 is currently seeing an 8.6% positivity rate, an increase from 5.2% in mid-September, a summer peak of 6.2% over Labor Day weekend, and a low of 1.1% in late-June.  While nearly every region is seeing sustained increases in both positivity and hospitalization rates, today the COVID-related hospital admissions in Region 6 have tripled since mid-September now averaging 18 admissions per day.

In the coming days, IDPH will continue to track the positivity rate in Region 6 to determine if mitigations can be relaxed, if additional mitigations are required, or if current mitigations should remain in place.  If the positivity rate averages less than or equal to 6.5% for three consecutive days, then the regions will return to Phase 4 mitigations under the Restore Illinois Plan.  If the positivity rate averages between 6.5% and 8%, the new mitigations will remain in place and unchanged.  If the positivity rate averages greater than or equal to 8% after 14 days, more stringent mitigations may be applied to further reduce spread of the virus.

Every region is being closely monitored since as of today, including Region 6, a total of ten of the state's 11 regions have triggered one of the state's failsafe state-action metric.  Regions 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, and 9 will all operate under Tier 1 mitigation measures by the end of this weekend, given that these regions continue to report a 7-day rolling positivity rate above 8%.  Regions 10 and 11 are now operating under Tier 1 mitigations after triggering additional mitigations based on sustained increases in both positivity and hospitalization rates.  Region 1 is currently operating under Tier 2 mitigation measures after continuing to see a rise in positivity even under the Tier 1 mitigation framework, with the highest rolling positivity average in the state.

As part of the administration's robust response to the pandemic, the state continues to strengthen its nation-leading testing operation. Today, Illinois reported a record high of 95,111 tests in a single day. The administration is building upon this groundbreaking progress, given that testing remains a critical step to reduce further spread of the virus. For a more targeted approach, the state provides mobile testing allowing testing to be directed toward communities most impacted by COVID-19. In Region 6, mobile testing has been deployed in Richland County today, in Effingham on Sunday, and in Macon at the Decatur Civic Center from today through Sunday. Next week, Region 6 will have a testing site from November 2 through November 8 at the Danville Area Community College. To find the nearest testing center, please visit DPH.Illinois.Gov/Testing.

IDPH will continue to work closely with local health departments in Region 6 to provide education to the public and offer information to businesses and organizations on keeping residents safe. The significance of face coverings, social distancing, and hand washing have been consistently emphasized by the administration throughout the pandemic.

A full list of mitigation measures pertaining to some businesses and industries may be found on the DCEO website at http://www.dceocovid19resources.com/restore-illinois

October 29, 3:30 p.m.

Sangamon County COVID-19 Update

The Sangamon County Department of Public Health on Thursday reported 88 new confirmed cases of new coronavirus disease.  In Sangamon County, 65 people diagnosed with COVID-19 have died since the beginning of the pandemic.  22 people in the county are currently hospitalized with the disease.

October 29, 3:15 p.m.

IDPH Statewide Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) on Thursday reported 6,363 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 56 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 395,458 cases, including 9,675 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 83,056 specimens for a total 7,542,098.   As of last night, 3,030 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 643 patients were in the ICU and 269 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from October 22 - October 28 is 6.9%.  This is the number that IDPH has been consistently reporting in its daily releases and is calculated using total cases over total tests.  Similar to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, IDPH has been using test positivity for regional mitigation metrics on its website since mid-July.  Test positivity is calculated using the number of COVID-19 positive tests over total tests.  Beginning October 29, 2020, IDPH is reporting the statewide test positivity in its daily releases.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from October 22, 2020 - October 28, 2020 is 8.2%.

October 29, 3:00 p.m.

COVID-19 Resurgence Mitigations to Take Effect in Region 3 on Sunday

Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) are announcing COVID-19 resurgence mitigations will be implemented in Region 3—West-Central Illinois—beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, November 1, 2020.  The region has seen a 7-day rolling average test positivity rate of 8 percent or above for three consecutive days, which exceeds the thresholds set for establishing mitigation measures under the state's Restore Illinois Resurgence Plan.  Region 3 includes Hancock, Adams, Pike, Calhoun, Jersey, Greene, Scott, Brown, Schuyler, Cass, Morgan, Macoupin, Montgomery, Christian, Sangamon, Logan, Menard, and Mason counties.

The administration says it continues to provide relief for small businesses impacted by the ongoing pandemic.  Today, the administration announced that through both the historic Business Interruption Grants (BIG) program and Local CURE funding, a total of $94 million has already been deployed to Illinois businesses and communities to help offset costs and losses due to the pandemic.  In Region 3 alone, nearly $40 million in emergency grants and assistance has been awarded through the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) programs.  Moving forward, businesses in Region 3, as well as other regions currently under additional mitigations, will receive priority consideration for the current round of BIG.  These programs are guided by an equity framework and seek to address the hardest hit communities with emergency relief dollars.

Mitigation measures taking effect November 1 in Region 3 include:
 
Bars

• No indoor service
• All outside bar service closes at 11:00 p.m.
• All bar patrons should be seated at tables outside
• No ordering, seating, or congregating at bar (bar stools should be removed)
• Tables should be 6 feet apart
• No standing or congregating indoors or outdoors while waiting for a table or exiting
• No dancing or standing indoors
• Reservations required for each party
• No seating of multiple parties at one table

Restaurants

• No indoor dining or bar service
• All outdoor dining closes at 11:00 p.m.
• Outside dining tables should be 6 feet apart
• No standing or congregating indoors or outdoors while waiting for a table or exiting
• Reservations required for each party
• No seating of multiple parties at one table

Meetings, Social Events, Gatherings

• Limit to lesser of 25 guests or 25 percent of overall room capacity
• No party buses
• Gaming and Casinos close at 11:00 p.m., are limited to 25 percent capacity, and follow mitigations for bars and restaurants, if applicable

These mitigations do not apply to schools or polling places.

Region 3 is currently seeing an 8.8 percent positivity rate, an increase from 4.6 percent in September, a summer peak of 6.2 percent in August, and a low of 0.9 percent in June.  While most regions are seeing sustained increases in both positivity and hospitalization rates, today Region 3 is experiencing triple the amount of COVID-related hospital admissions since early September.

In the coming days, IDPH will continue to track the positivity rate in Region 3 to determine if mitigations can be relaxed, if additional mitigations are required, or if current mitigations should remain in place.  If the positivity rate averages less than or equal to 6.5% for three consecutive days, then the regions will return to Phase 4 mitigations under the Restore Illinois Plan.  If the positivity rate averages between 6.5% and 8%, the new mitigations will remain in place and unchanged.  If the positivity rate averages greater than or equal to 8% after 14 days, more stringent mitigations may be applied to further reduce spread of the virus.

As of today, including Region 3, a total of nine of the state's 11 regions have triggered one of the state's failsafe state-action metric. Regions 4, 5, 7, 8, and 9 will all soon operate under Tier 1 mitigation measures given that these regions continue to report a 7-day rolling positivity rate above 8 percent.  By tomorrow, Regions 10 and 11 will both operate under Tier 1 mitigations given that these regions triggered additional mitigations based on sustained increases in both positivity and hospitalization rates. Region 1 is currently operating under Tier 2 mitigation measures after continuing to see a rise in positivity, even under the Tier 1 mitigation framework, with the highest rolling positivity average in the state.

A full list of mitigation measures pertaining to some businesses and industries may be found on the DCEO website at http://www.dceocovid19resources.com/restore-illinois

October 28, 6:30 p.m.

Additional Death in Sangamon County

On Wednesday, the Sangamon County Department of Public Health reported the death of a woman in her 90's who tested positive for COVID-19 on October 12, and 109 new positive cases of COVID-19.  65 people diagnosed with the new coronavirus disease have died since the beginning of the pandemic.  22 people in Sangamon County are currently hostpitalized with COVID-19.

October 28, 1:50 p.m.

IDPH Statewide Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 6,110 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, and 51 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 389,095 cases, including 9,619 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from October 21 - October 27 is 6.7%.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 70,752 specimens for a total 7,459,042.  As of last night, 2,861 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 600 patients were in the ICU and 243 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

October 28, 1:50 p.m.

Eight of 11 Regions Under COVID-19 Resurgence Mitigation Framework

As of today, including Region 9, a total of eight of the state's 11 regions have triggered one or more of the state's failsafe state-action metric.  Currently, Regions 4, 5, 7, and 8 are operating under Tier 1 mitigation measures given that these regions continue to report a 7-day rolling positivity rate above 8 percent.  Regions 10 and 11 will operate under Tier 1 mitigations beginning this weekend, given that these regions triggered additional mitigations based on sustained increases in both positivity and hospitalization rates.  Region 1 is currently operating under Tier 2 mitigation measures after continuing to see a rise in positivity, even under the Tier 1 mitigation framework, with the highest rolling positivity average in the state.

October 28, 1:45 p.m.

COVID-19 Resurgence Mitigations to Take Effect in Region 9

Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) are announcing COVID-19 resurgence mitigations will be implemented in Region 9, Lake and McHenry counties, beginning at 12:01 am on Saturday, October 31, 2020.  Region 9 has seen a 7-day rolling average test positivity rate of 8 percent or above for three consecutive days, which exceed the thresholds set for establishing mitigation measures under the state's Restore Illinois Resurgence Plan.

Mitigation measures taking effect October 31 in Region 9 include:

Bars

• No indoor service
• All outside bar service closes at 11:00 p.m.
• All bar patrons should be seated at tables outside
• No ordering, seating, or congregating at bar (bar stools should be removed)
• Tables should be 6 feet apart
• No standing or congregating indoors or outdoors while waiting for a table or exiting
• No dancing or standing indoors
• Reservations required for each party
• No seating of multiple parties at one table

Restaurants

• No indoor dining or bar service
• All outdoor dining closes at 11:00 p.m.
• Outside dining tables should be 6 feet apart
• No standing or congregating indoors or outdoors while waiting for a table or exiting
• Reservations required for each party
• No seating of multiple parties at one table

Meetings, Social Events, Gatherings

• Limit to lesser of 25 guests or 25 percent of overall room capacity
• No party buses
• Gaming and Casinos close at 11:00 p.m., are limited to 25 percent capacity, and follow mitigations for bars and restaurants, if applicable

These mitigations do not apply to schools or polling places.

While all regions are seeing an increase in positivity rates, Region 9 has experienced sustained increases in both positivity and hospitalization rates.  The region is currently seeing an 8.4 percent positivity average, an increase from 4.8 percent in September and from 3.1% percent in June.  COVID-related hospital admissions have also surged, now three times as high as September and five times as high as June.

In the coming days, IDPH will continue to track the positivity rate in Region 9 to determine if mitigations can be relaxed, if additional mitigations are required, or if current mitigations should remain in place.  If the positivity rate in Region 9 averages less than or equal to 6.5 percent over a three-day period, there is a decrease in hospital admissions for COVID-19 like illness over a three-day period, and the three-day rolling averages of ICU bed availability and medical/surgical bed availability is greater than or equal to 20 percent over a seven-day period, the region will return to Phase 4 mitigations under the Restore Illinois Plan.  Conversely, if the average positivity rate continues to increase over seven out of 10 days and the hospital admissions for COVID-19 like illness continues to increase over seven out of 10 days, more stringent mitigations can be applied.  If the metrics remain stable, the region will continue to be monitored.

October 27, 4:20 p.m.

COVID-19 Resurgence Mitigations Ordered For Chicago

Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) have announced that COVID-19 resurgence mitigations will be implemented in Region 11, the City of Chicago, beginning at 12:01 am on Friday, October 30.  Region 11 has triggered additional mitigations due to a sustained increase in its positivity rate as well as a sustained increase in COVID-related hospitalizations for more than seven of the past ten days.  These increases exceed the thresholds set for establishing mitigation measures under the state's Restore Illinois Resurgence Plan.  Region 11 is the second of the state's 11 regions to trigger additional mitigations based on sustained increases in positivity and hospitalization rates, the first being its neighbor, Region 10 (Suburban Cook County) earlier in the week.

Mitigation measures taking effect October 30 in Region 11 include:

Bars

• No indoor service
• All outside bar service closes at 11:00 p.m.
• All bar patrons should be seated at tables outside
• No ordering, seating, or congregating at bar (bar stools should be removed)
• Tables should be 6 feet apart
• No standing or congregating indoors or outdoors while waiting for a table or exiting
• No dancing or standing indoors
• Reservations required for each party
• No seating of multiple parties at one table

Restaurants

• No indoor dining or bar service
• All outdoor dining closes at 11:00 p.m.
• Outside dining tables should be 6 feet apart
• No standing or congregating indoors or outdoors while waiting for a table or exiting
• Reservations required for each party
• No seating of multiple parties at one table

Meetings, Social Events, Gatherings

• Limit to lesser of 25 guests or 25 percent of overall room capacity
• No party buses
• Gaming and Casinos close at 11:00 p.m., are limited to 25 percent capacity, and follow mitigations for bars and restaurants, if applicable

These mitigations do not apply to schools or polling places.

In the coming days, IDPH will continue to track metrics in Region 11 to determine if mitigations can be relaxed, if additional mitigations are required, or if current mitigations should remain in place.  If the positivity rate in Region 11 averages less than or equal to 6.5% over a three-day period, there is a decrease in hospital admissions for COVID-19 like illness over a three-day period, and the three-day rolling averages of ICU bed availability and medical/surgical bed availability is greater than or equal to 20% over a seven-day period, the region will return to Phase 4 mitigations under the Restore Illinois Plan.  Conversely, if the average positivity rate continues to increase over seven out of 10 days and the hospital admissions for COVID-19 like illness continues to increase over seven out of 10 days, more stringent mitigations can be applied.  If the metrics remain stable, the region will continue to be monitored.

As of today, including Region 11, seven of the state's 11 regions have triggered one of the state's failsafe state-action metric.  By tomorrow, Regions 4, 5, 7, 8, and 10 will all operate under Tier 1 mitigation measures given that these regions continue to report a 7-day rolling positivity rate above 8%.  Region 1 is currently operating under Tier 2 mitigation measures after continuing to see a rise in positivity even under the Tier 1 mitigation framework, now at a rolling positivity average of 12.5% as of this morning.


 

October 27, 2:50 p.m.

Sangamon County COVID-19 Update

On Tuesday, the Sangamon County Department of Public Health reported 79 new positive cases of COVID-19.  64 people diagnosed with the new coronavirus disease have died since the beginning of the pandemic.  23 people in Sangamon County are currently hostpitalized with COVID-19.

October 27, 12:10 p.m.

Statewide IDPH Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) on Tuesday reported 4,000 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 46 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 382,985 cases, including 9,568 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.  The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from October 20 - October 26 is 6.4%.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 62,074 specimens for a total 7,388,290.  As of last night, 2,758 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 595 patients were in the ICU and 241 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

October 26, 3:10 p.m.

Sangamon County Update for the Weekend and Monday

The Sangamon County Department of Public Health today reported a three day total of 285 new positive COVID-19 cases (105 Saturday, 111 Sunday, and 69 Monday).  There have been more than 4,000 positive cases in the county since the pandemic began, and 64 deaths.  23 people in Sangamon County are currently hospitalized with COVID-19.

October 26, 1:15 p.m.

Two More Regions Placed Under Additional COVID-19 Resurgence Mitigations

Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) have announced that COVID-19 resurgence mitigations will be implemented in Regions 4 and 10, which encompass Metro East and Suburban Cook County respectively, beginning at 12:01 am on Wednesday, October 28, 2020.  Region 4 has had a 7-day rolling average test positivity rate of 8 percent or above for three consecutive days.  Region 10 has had eight consecutive days of increases in test positivity and seven days of increased hospital admissions making it the first region in the state to meet the metrics for additional mitigations in this way and surpass warning levels in two categories simultaneously.  The sustained increases seen in the regions exceed the thresholds set for establishing mitigation measures under the state's Restore Illinois Resurgence Plan.

Meanwhile, all 11 regions in the Restore Illinois plan are seeing increased positivity rates.

Mitigation measures taking effect October 28 in Regions 4 and 10 include:

Bars

• No indoor service
• All outside bar service closes at 11:00 p.m.
• All bar patrons should be seated at tables outside
• No ordering, seating, or congregating at bar (bar stools should be removed)
• Tables should be 6 feet apart
• No standing or congregating indoors or outdoors while waiting for a table or exiting
• No dancing or standing indoors
• Reservations required for each party
• No seating of multiple parties at one table

Restaurants

• No indoor dining or bar service
• All outdoor dining closes at 11:00 p.m.
• Outside dining tables should be 6 feet apart
• No standing or congregating indoors or outdoors while waiting for a table or exiting
• Reservations required for each party
• No seating of multiple parties at one table

Meetings, Social Events, Gatherings

• Limit to lesser of 25 guests or 25 percent of overall room capacity
• No party buses
• Gaming and Casinos close at 11:00 p.m., are limited to 25 percent capacity, and follow mitigations for bars and restaurants, if applicable

These mitigations do not currently apply to schools.

More information at https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/s/

October 26, 12:50 p.m.

Statewide IDPH COVID-19 Update for Monday

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 4,729 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 17 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 378,985 cases, including 9,522 deaths.  The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from October 19 - October 25 is 6.3%.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 57,264 specimens for a total 7,326,216.  As of last night, 2,638 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 589 patients (22%) were in the ICU and 238 patients (9%) with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

October 23, 2:20 p.m.

Sangamon County COVID-19 Update for Friday

The Sangamon County Department of Public Health reported Friday 67 new positive COVID-19 test results, bringing the total number of positive cases to date to 3,749.  There have been 64 deaths due to the disease in the county since the beginning of the pandemic.  23 people in Sangamon County are currently hospitalized with the new coronavirus disease.

October 23, 1:00 p.m.

51 Illinois Counties at Warning Level for Coronavirus Disease

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported that 51 counties in Illinois are currently considered to be at a warning level for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).  This is an increase from 34 counties last week.  A county enters a warning level when two or more COVID-19 risk indicators that measure the amount of COVID-19 increase.

Fifty-one counties are currently reported at a warning level - Adams, Bond, Boone, Carroll, Cass, Christian, Clay, Clinton, Crawford, DeKalb, Douglas, Edwards, Fayette, Ford, Franklin, Gallatin, Greene, Hamilton, Henderson, Jersey, Jo Daviess, Johnson, Kane, Kendall, Knox, LaSalle, Lee, Macon, Macoupin, McDonough, McHenry, Mercer, Morgan, Moultrie, Ogle, Perry, Pike, Pulaski, Rock Island, Saline, Shelby, Stephenson, Union, Vermilion, Wabash, Warren, Wayne, Whiteside, Will, Williamson, and Winnebago.

Although the reasons for counties reaching a warning level varies, some of the common factors for an increase in cases and outbreaks are associated with gatherings in people's homes, weddings and funerals, bars and clubs, university and college parties as well as college sports teams, family gatherings, long-term care facilities, correctional centers, schools, and cases among the community at large, especially people in their 20s.  

Public health officials are observing businesses blatantly disregarding mitigation measures, people not social distancing, gathering in large groups, and not using face coverings.  Mayors, local law enforcement, state's attorneys, and other community leaders can be influential in ensuring citizens and businesses follow best practices.

Several counties are taking swift action to help slow spread of the virus, including increasing testing opportunities, stressing the importance of testing to providers, hiring additional contact tracers, working with schools, and meeting with local leaders.  
 
A map and information of each county's status can be found on the IDPH website at https://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics

October 22, 5:00 p.m.

Additional COVID-19 Resurgence Mitigations to Take Effect in Region 1

Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) are announcing additional COVID-19 mitigation efforts that will be implemented in Region 1, Northwestern Illinois, beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, October 25, 2020.  After mitigation efforts initially took effect in Region 1 on October 3, the positivity rate has remained the highest in the state, with the region reporting an 11.9 percent rolling positivity rate today, October 22.

Region 1 has been under Tier 1 of the state's resurgence mitigation plan since October 3, after seeing a 7-day rolling average test positivity rate of 8 percent or above for three consecutive days. Beginning October 25, Northwestern Illinois will face additional mitigations, such as a tighter gathering cap of 10 individuals rather than 25 and new table caps of six rather than 10 when eating out. Region 1 includes Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago counties.

For Region 1, additional mitigation measures taking effect October 25 include the following:

Bars and Restaurants

• Reduce party size from 10 to six individuals

Meetings, Social Events and Gatherings

• Maximum indoor/outdoor gathering size of 10 individuals

o Applicable to professional, religious, cultural and social group gatherings
o Not applicable to students participating in-person classroom learning
o This does not reduce the overall facility capacity dictated by general business guidance, such as office, retail, etc.
o Not applicable to sports, see sports guidance

Indoor recreation

• Maintain lesser of 25 people/25 percent of capacity
• No groups more than 10 individuals
• Does not apply to fitness

These mitigations do not apply to schools or polling places.

In the coming days, IDPH will continue to track the positivity rate in Region 1 to determine if mitigations can be relaxed, if additional mitigations are required, or if current mitigation should remain in place.

A full list of mitigation measures pertaining to some businesses and industries may be found on the DCEO website: http://www.dceocovid19resources.com/restore-illinois

October 22, 5:00 p.m.

Sangamon County COVID-19 Update Include Two Additional Deaths

The Sangamon County Department of Public Health reported on Thursday 105 new positive COVID-19 test results, bringing the total number of positive cases to date to 3,682.

There have been 2 additional deaths: a man in his 80s who tested positive for COVID-19 on October 1st and a man in his 70s who tested positive on September 23rd.  There have now been 64 deaths due to the disease in the county since the beginning of the pandemic.  27 people in Sangamon County are currently hospitalized with the new coronavirus disease.

October 22, 1:30 p.m.

Statewide IDPH Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) on Thursday reported 4,942 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 44 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 360,159 cases, including 9,387 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years.  The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from October 15 - October 21 is 5.7%.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 80,977 specimens for a total of 7,031,082.  As of last night, 2,463 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 525 patients were in the ICU and 212 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

October 21, 3:30 p.m.

Sangamon County COVID-19 Update

The Sangamon County Department of Public Health reported on Wednesday 70 new positive COVID-19 test results, bringing the total number of positive cases to date to 3,577.  There have been 62 deaths due to the disease in the county since the beginning of the pandemic.  16 people in Sangamon County are currently hospitalized with the new coronavirus disease.

October 21, 3:15 p.m.

Statewide IDPH Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) on Wednesday reported 4,342 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 69 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 355,217 cases, including 9,345 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years.  The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from October 14 - October 20 is 5.7%.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 66,791 specimens for a total of 6,950,105.  As of last night, 2,338 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 502 patients were in the ICU and 194 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

 

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