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2,341 new cases, 46 additional deaths

Monday, May 4, 2020

* Press release…

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 2,341 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 46 additional deaths.

    Cook County: 1 female 20s, 1 female 30s, 1 female 40s, 1 male 50s, 2 females 60s, 1 male 60s, 2 females 70s, 3 males 70s, 6 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
    DuPage County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 90s
    Iroquois County: 1 female 60s
    Lake County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 70s, 3 males 70s, 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s
    Macon County: 1 male 70s
    Madison County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 90s
    Monroe County: 1 male 70s
    Sangamon County: 1 female 100+
    St. Clair County: 1 female 80s
    Will County: 1 female 30s, 1 male 50s, 3 females 70s, 1 male 80s
    Winnebago County: 1 male 50s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 63,840 cases, including 2,662 deaths, in 97 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have processed 333,147 specimens for a total of 13,834.

* Gov. Pritzker today

On April 5, we had 3680 COVID patients in the hospital. On April 12, 4091. On April, 19 4599. On April 26, 4672. As of midnight last night. May 3, that number had reduced to 4493. […]

On April 5 COVID patients occupied 43% of our 2709 ICU beds. On April 12, they occupied 39% of 2991 ICU beds. On April 19, 40% of 3134 ICU beds. On April 26, 34% of 3631 ICU beds. And as of midnight last night, 33% of our 3681 ICU beds, which when combined with the ICU beds occupied by non COVID identified patients leaves about 933 ICU beds available statewide. […]

In the Rockford region, 51.5% of ICU beds were available as of midnight, and that’s about 86 beds. In the Peoria region, 40.2% of ICU beds were available and that’s about 101 actual beds. In the Springfield region, 54.3%, or 82 actual beds. In the Edwardsville region, 27.5% or 25 actual beds. In the Marion region, 27.5%, or 41 actual beds. In the Champaign region, 44.9%, or 62, actual beds. And in Cook and the collar counties and the city of Chicago, 16.9% of ICU beds were available as of midnight, that’s 186 actual beds. In the southwest suburbs, 17.9% or 94 actual beds. In the West suburbs, 15.9%, or 77 beds. […]

We continue to keep our eye trained on the number of Illinoisans with COVID-19 who are on ventilators, and from a statewide standpoint, we’ve continued to see a slight downward trend on this metric, from 29% usage on April 6, then 25% on April 14 then 23% on April 26. And of the 4493 Illinoisans in the hospital, 763 are on ventilators, that means 22% of our total ventilator inventory is currently in use by COVID-19 patients. That’s a lot lower than we had expected at this point. And it’s because of the amazing work that people have done, staying at home and following our executive orders.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

7 Comments
  1. - Hot Taeks - Monday, May 4, 20 @ 2:47 pm:

    https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/05/illinois-the-numbers-dont-add-up/

    Meanwhile, far-right bloggers and pretend government watchdogs Edgar County Watchdogs are saying these death numbers are fake news and way overinflated because they hurt Trump. Only reason I’m bringing this up is because mainstream outlets take these schmucks seriously when they absolutely shouldn’t.


  2. - Jimbo2 - Monday, May 4, 20 @ 3:24 pm:

    Where it says above:
    “Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have processed 333,147 specimens for a total of 13,834.”. I assume the numbers are transposed


  3. - Just Me 2 - Monday, May 4, 20 @ 3:44 pm:

    It’s interesting that he is talking about the percentage of ICU-bed availability in each region. (The higher the number the better.)

    Springfield - 54.3
    Rockford - 51.5
    Peoria - 40.2
    Edwardsville - 27.5
    Marion - 27.5
    Champaign - 44.9
    South Suburbs - 17.9
    Cook and Collars - 16.9
    West Suburbs - 15.9


  4. - Amalia - Monday, May 4, 20 @ 6:11 pm:

    @ Hot Taeks, the Edgar County boys may well be wrong on this. but they have been spot on with their Township stories, at least the upstate one that I follow. with the death counts, it does seem sometimes confusing. I kept looking for the Will County count when the big number of nursing home deaths came up. did not seem to be the same when said and when they were counted. could be like out of state deaths counted in the state where someone is from. could work the same with counties. we will find out more later. right now, we know that people are dying.


  5. - revvedup - Monday, May 4, 20 @ 6:57 pm:

    Number of cases in certain South Suburbs bordering Chicago or almost adjacent by a few miles still going up daily, totaling 53 new cases between 5/3 and 5/4 alone; up 575 cases from 4/21-5/4. But Edgar County boys see efforts to prevent more cases and death as a conspiracy?…*sigh*


  6. - Cadillac - Monday, May 4, 20 @ 8:12 pm:

    Any ideas when Clay County is going to spike because of the packed courthouse? Still on 2.


  7. - Lynn S. - Monday, May 4, 20 @ 9:23 pm:

    Be patient, Cadillac.

    I also wouldn’t assume everyone at the courthouse was from Clay County. I’d keep half an eye on the counties surrounding Clay.


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