Public Health Officials Announce 1,549 New Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus Disease

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 1,549 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 20 additional confirmed deaths.

– Adams County: 1 male 90s
– Coles County: 1 male 80s
– Cook County: 1 male 60s, 3 males 70s, 1 female 80s
– DuPage County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 90s
– Franklin County: 1 female 70s
– Jackson County: 1 female 60s
– Kankakee County: 1 male 60s
– Lake County: 1 male 80s
– Livingston County: 1 female 60s
– Logan County: 1 male 70s
– Peoria County: 1 female 90s
– Perry County: 1 female 90s
– Wayne County: 1 female 70s
– Will County: 1 female 40s, 1 male 70s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 196,948 cases, including 7,657 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 41,362 specimens for a total of 3,147,703. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from August 4 – August 10 is 4.1%. As of last night, 1,459 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 336 patients were in the ICU and 127 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

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. IDPH will update these data once a week.

*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. For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email dph.sick@illinois.gov.