* Dr. Ezike at today’s briefing…
Since yesterday we are reporting 1,545 additional individuals with COVID-19. We now have 98,030 total cases in the state of Illinois. Unfortunately, this does include 146 additional people with COVID-19 who have been reported to have died in the last 24 hours, for a total of 4379 fatalities total. 621,684 total tests have been run in the state of Illinois, with 18,443 tests reported in the last 24 hours.
We have a positivity rate of 8% for the last 24 hours. As of last night, 4002 individuals were in the hospital with COVID-19 and of those 993 patients were in the ICU and 576 patients were on ventilators.
I’ll post the press release when I get it.
…Adding… Gov. Pritzker…
I want to begin my portion of today’s briefing with some frankly very exciting news. Over the last few weeks, we’ve seen Illinois make significant measurable progress, and I’ve been reporting on it to you, and growing our daily testing numbers. And today we reached another major milestone. Among the most populous states in the United States, Illinois has now overtaken New York to become the number one state in the nation for testing per capita over the past seven days.
I also want to update you by letting you know that all four regions of the state of Illinois remain on track to meet metrics to move into phase three of restore Illinois. That’s terrific.
* Press release…
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 1,545 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 146 additional deaths.
Coles County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 90s
Cook County: 3 females 30s, 2 males 40s, 2 females 50s, 5 males 50s, 4 females 60s, 12 males 60s, 1 unknown 60s, 8 females 70s, 17 males 70s, 9 females 80s, 15 males 80s, 9 females 90s, 6 males 90s, 1 female 100+, 1 male 100+
DeKalb County: 1 female 50s, 1 male 50s
DuPage County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s, 2 females 70s, 1 male 70s, 4 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s, 1 female 100+
Iroquois County: 1 male 60s
Kane County: 1 male 70s, 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 100+
Kankakee County: 2 males 60s, 1 female 70s
Kendall County: 1 male 80s
Lake County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
Madison County: 2 females 80s, 1 female 90s
McDonough County: 1 male 80s
McHenry County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s
Rock Island County: 1 male 30s, 1 male 60s, 1 male 90
St. Clair County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
Whiteside County: 1 female 100+
Will County: 2 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
Winnebago County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s
Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 98,030 cases, including 4,379 deaths, in 100 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 18,443 specimens for a total of 621,684. The statewide 7-day rolling positivity rate, May 10-16, 2020 is 14%.
*All data are provisional and will change. In order to rapidly report COVID-19 information to the public, data are being reported in real-time. Information is constantly being entered into an electronic system and the number of cases and deaths can change as additional information is gathered. Information for a death previously reported has changed, therefore, today’s numbers have been adjusted.
- Posted by Rich Miller
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