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857 new cases, 39 additional deaths

Friday, Jun 26, 2020

* Press release…

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 857 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 39 additional confirmed deaths.

    - Cass County: 1 male 80s
    - Cook County: 1 male 20s, 2 females 50s, 1 male 50s, 3 females 60s, 5 males 60s, 4 females 70s, 2 males 70s, 2 females 80s, 3 males 80s, 3 females 90s, 1 male 90s
    - DuPage County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
    - Kane County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
    - Lake County: 1 female 70s
    - St. Clair County: 1 male 70s
    - Will County: 1 female 70s
    - Winnebago County: 1 male 40s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 140,291 cases, including 6,847 deaths, in 101 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 30,425 specimens for a total of 1,490,952. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from June 19–June 25 is 3%.

Following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, IDPH is now reporting both confirmed and probable cases and deaths on its website. Reporting probable cases will help show the potential burden of COVID-19 illness and efficacy of population-based non-pharmaceutical interventions.

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- Posted by Rich Miller        

19 Comments »
  1. - Grandson of Man - Friday, Jun 26, 20 @ 3:03 pm:

    We’ve hit a slightly elevated plateau, raw daily new case numbers wise. Florida and Texas numbers exploded, and those states are moving backward by shutting down bars. Today the vice president spoke at a press conference and did not recommend wearing masks. Pathetic and a severe dereliction of duty to protect the country.


  2. - Quibbler - Friday, Jun 26, 20 @ 3:03 pm:

    The trend line for new cases this week has been bad.


  3. - Might as well Jump - Friday, Jun 26, 20 @ 3:04 pm:

    So looking at the same three day period from last week you have a 34% jump in cases. Definitely trending up right now and just now getting to the Phase 4 reopenings. You have to wonder if we can sustain a level that will allow schools to open or alternatively, can we actually open the schools when the trend is going up.


  4. - Candy Dogood - Friday, Jun 26, 20 @ 3:07 pm:

    ===Today the vice president spoke at a press conference and did not recommend wearing masks.===

    I wasn’t sure he’s been watching the same pandemic I’ve been watching.


  5. - CJA - Friday, Jun 26, 20 @ 3:11 pm:

    @Might as Well Jump
    Schools will reopen. To many parents will demand it. Then they will close down again one or more times throughout the year.
    It will be a circus.


  6. - Candy Dogood - Friday, Jun 26, 20 @ 3:21 pm:

    Iowa isn’t even requiring masks at their schools as a statewide mandate.


  7. - Montrose - Friday, Jun 26, 20 @ 3:28 pm:

    I would hesitate to read too much into what we are seeing this week. I am going to wait for the experts that have done a very good job of advising and guiding the state so far to tell us what we are seeing is a sign of concern that requires different action.


  8. - BilboSwaggins - Friday, Jun 26, 20 @ 3:29 pm:

    People are getting excited and dropping their guard.


  9. - Rich Miller - Friday, Jun 26, 20 @ 3:42 pm:

    ===trend line for new cases this week has been bad===

    It isn’t good. Wear a mask. Dallas County (pop. 2.6 million) reported 496 new COVID-19 cases today. Two-mile long line to get a test https://twitter.com/photosbylesko/status/1276594030202310659


  10. - Kevin Malone - Friday, Jun 26, 20 @ 3:53 pm:

    Rich- please stop deleting comments you don’t agree with. What’s the matter, can’t debate like a real man?


  11. - Rich Miller - Friday, Jun 26, 20 @ 3:57 pm:

    === can’t debate like a real man? ===

    I delete goofy comments. I delete comments that attack other commenters in a personal way. I delete fact-free comments. I delete Facebook conspiracy theory comments. I delete national political comments that are not suitable for the post. I don’t delete tweets I disagree with on an opinion basis. Bite me, pal.


  12. - Rich Miller - Friday, Jun 26, 20 @ 3:59 pm:

    Turns out, I didn’t delete your comment. You tripped a comment moderation wire. Tough luck for you.


  13. - Rich Miller - Friday, Jun 26, 20 @ 4:00 pm:

    Also, this isn’t Facebook. Coming in here to just say make America great! ain’t gonna cut it. Up your game or leave.


  14. - Dotnonymous - Friday, Jun 26, 20 @ 4:03 pm:

    Today is the most dangerous day since the recognition of COVID19…Word to the wise…Beware.


  15. - Grandson of Man - Friday, Jun 26, 20 @ 4:05 pm:

    “People are getting excited and dropping their guard.“

    This could develop into a real problem in states like ours, who worked hard to bring the numbers down.


  16. - @misterjayem - Friday, Jun 26, 20 @ 4:10 pm:

    “Up your game or leave.”

    You’re a better man than me, Rich — I’d have told him, “Up your something else“.

    – MrJM


  17. - Dotnonymous - Friday, Jun 26, 20 @ 4:12 pm:

    Please let this person list the defining characteristics of a real man…PrettyPlease Rich Miller?


  18. - Pundent - Friday, Jun 26, 20 @ 4:14 pm:

    We have to be very careful in how we move forward from here. There’s a natural tendency for people to feel that this is behind us. It isn’t. If anything we should be even more vigilant in wearing masks, practicing social distancing and just staying safe. Once more people are out and about the numbers will inevitably go up. Being smart is what we’ll keep that in check and prevent sliding back as other states have.


  19. - Grandson of Man - Friday, Jun 26, 20 @ 4:20 pm:

    Leaders should stress that the best economic policy is to beat back the virus as quickly and aggressively as possible. Why be lax and have to shut down parts of the economy again, like Texas and Florida? We are so lacking in national leadership.


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