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2,388 new cases, 147 additional deaths

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

* Press release

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 2,388 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 147 additional deaths.

    Clinton County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 80s
    Cook County: 1 female 20s, 3 males 30s, 1 female 40s, 4 males 40s, 1 female 50s, 4 males 50s, 7 females 60s, 19 males 60s, 8 females 70s, 6 males 70s, 1 unknown 70s, 9 females 80s, 13 males 80s, 10 females 90s, 5 males 90s, 1 male 100+
    DuPage County: 1 male 20s, 1 male 40s, 2 males 60s, 3 females 70s, 2 males 70s, 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
    Grundy County: 1 unknown 90s
    Kane County: 1 female 40s, 2 males 40s, 1 female 60s, 3 males 60s, 3 females 70s, 1 female 80s, 2 males 80s, 2 female 90s
    Kankakee County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
    Lake County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 female 70s, 3 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 2 females 90s, 1 male 90s
    Madison County: 1 male 70s
    McDonough County: 1 female 80s
    McHenry County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 80s
    Union County: 1 male 80s
    Whiteside County: 1 female 80s
    Will County: 1 female 60s, 2 females 90s
    Winnebago County: 1 male 60s
    Woodford County: 1 female 90s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 100,418 cases, including 4,525 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 21,029 specimens for a total of 642,713. The statewide 7-day rolling positivity rate, May 11-17, 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.

* Dr. Ezike…

We are seeing a decrease in the numbers of people hospitalized, the numbers of people in the ICU and the numbers of individuals on the ventilators associated with COVID-19. As of last night, 3914 individuals are reported to be hospitalized with COVID-19 across the state. Of those 1005 were in the ICU and 554 were on ventilators. This is the lowest number since we were capturing these numbers that we have had for COVID patients in the hospital.

Good news.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

3 Comments »
  1. - Hot Taeks - Wednesday, May 20, 20 @ 2:45 pm:

    That last blurb of good news is very refreshing. Hopefully these death numbers as a lagging indicator decline as well.


  2. - Gdubya - Wednesday, May 20, 20 @ 2:53 pm:

    How does a state like Oregon have less cases than what we have in deaths? They might be a little healthier there, and less population but I’m not buying their numbers.


  3. - Amon - Wednesday, May 20, 20 @ 3:24 pm:

    Is the remdesivir helping reduce ICU and ventilator counts?


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