Public Health Officials Announce 1,834 New Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus Disease

State reports more than 46,000 tests in one day

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 1,834 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 24 additional confirmed deaths.

– Adams County: 1 female 100+
– Cook County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 2 females 80s, 2 males 80s
– DuPage County: 1 female 90s
– Lake County: 1 female 90s
– LaSalle County: 1 female 80s, 2 female 90s
– Madison County: 1 female 60s
– Peoria County: 1 female 40s
– Shelby County: 1 female 80s
– Tazewell County: 1 male 80s
– Washington County: 1 male 80s
– Will County: 1 male 80s
– Winnebago County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 200,427 cases, including 7,696 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 46,006 specimens for a total of 3,235,807. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from August 6 – August 12 is 4.0%. As of last night, 1,628 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 383 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.