Coronavirus cases and fatalities in Illinois
A regularly-updated map of confirmed COVID-19 cases, borough by borough.
The number is based on confirmed diagnostic tests. It is very likely that the true number of COVID-19 cases is higher as many cases are asymptomatic.
New COVID-19 cases and fatalities per day in Illinois
This is a good indicator of “flattening the curve” — when there is a steady decreasing trend, it is an indicator that the spread of the disease is slowing down.
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Cases, updates, and charts on the coronavirus crisis for each US state and territory. Just follow the links below.
This is a rapidly evolving situation and information will be updated as needed here and on the CDC website at cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.
For general questions about COVID-19 and Illinois’ response and guidance, call 1-800-889-3931 or email DPH.SICK@ILLINOIS.GOV.
How Illinois is responding
The Illinois Department of Public Health, local health departments, and public health partners throughout Illinois, and federal agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), are responding to an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus called COVID-19 that was first identified in December 2019 during an outbreak in Wuhan, China. COVID-19 has spread throughout the world, including the United States, since it was detected and was declared a public health emergency for the U.S. on January 31, 2020 to aid the nation’s healthcare community in responding to the threat. The World Health Organization announced March 11, 2020 that the spread of coronavirus qualifies as a global pandemic.
In addition, Gov. JB Pritzker issued a disaster proclamation March 9, 2020 regarding COVID-19 that gives the state access to federal and state resources to combat the spread of this newly emerged virus.
Watch for symptoms
Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.
These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure (based on the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses).
- Shortness of breath
Why are we seeing a rise in cases?
The number of cases of COVID-19 being reported in the United States is rising due to increased laboratory testing and reporting across the country. The growing number of cases in part reflects the rapid spread of COVID-19 as many U.S. states and territories experience community spread. More detailed and accurate data will allow us to better understand and track the size and scope of the outbreak and strengthen prevention and response efforts.
Due to widespread transmission in California, CDC recommends expanded and laser focused community mitigation activities to help slow the spread of respiratory virus infections including the novel coronavirus SARS-C0V-2, the cause of the disease COVID-19.
These approaches are used to minimize morbidity and mortality of COVID-19 as well as to minimize the social and economic impacts of COVID-19. Individuals, communities, businesses, and healthcare organizations are all part of a community mitigation strategy.
The focus is on protecting the health care system with expected rise in cases by slowing the spread within the community and focused on protecting the vulnerable members of the community.
Coronavirus in Illinois News:
- January 25, 2021Archdiocese of Chicago announces more parish mergers Saturday amid financial pressures
Officials at the Archdiocese of Chicago say mounting debt and declining enrollment will lead to the shuttering of four suburban Catholic schools and the consolidation of dozens of parishes in the mont …
- January 25, 2021Chicago Teachers Union authorizes collective action to remain remote, but some students may return to school Feb. 1 as negotiations continue
More than 70% of rank-and-file teachers who voted chose to remain remote, but that doesn’t mean in-person classes won’t be held Feb. 1 as union and district continue to negotiate.
- January 25, 20215, including pregnant woman, fatally shot in Indianapolis
Five people, including a pregnant woman, were shot to death early Sunday inside an Indianapolis home in an apparent targeted attack, the city’s police chief said, decrying the “mass murder” killings a …
- January 25, 2021Winter storm warning issued for Monday afternoon as 5 to 8 inches of heavy, wet snow expected
Drizzling rain and some patchy snow Sunday should give way to a serious snowstorm Monday night into Tuesday morning, forecasters said.
- January 24, 2021Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 3,292 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19, 40 additional deaths reported Sunday
Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus in the Chicago area and the rest of Illinois.
- January 24, 2021COVID-19 in Illinois by the numbers: Here’s a daily update on cases, positivity rate and hospital data in your area
Here’s where Illinois’ 11 regions stand on the key metrics that would prompt the state to restrict activities to contain an outbreak.
- January 24, 2021COVID-19 cases in Illinois by ZIP code: Search for your neighborhood
Search COVID-19 cases in Illinois by ZIP code
- January 24, 2021Illinois COVID-19 vaccine tracker: 1,636,775 doses delivered, 681,473 administered, average 27,776 given a day
With vaccinations underway across the U.S. and world, Illinois is still in the first phase of its program. Here’s where the state stands.
- January 24, 2021Daily Illinois coronavirus graphs: 40 new deaths, 3,292 new confirmed and probable cases and 90,138 new test results
As the pandemic continues, the Tribune is tracking Illinois deaths, cases, test results and more here.
- January 24, 2021Illinois woman who tricked nonprofits into donations by pretending to have muscular dystrophy, breast cancer sentenced to 18 months in prison
Sarah Delashmit of Highland pleaded guilty to multiple fraud charges after authorities claimed she defrauded nonprofits by pretending to have muscular dystrophy and breast cancer.