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:
- April 18, 2021‘It was really a traumatizing thing’: Woman recounts being carjacked in Wicker Park with 2-year-old daughter in backseat
A 32-year-old woman recounts being carjacked with her 2-year-old daughter in the backseat as they waited to pick her husband up from work Wednesday night in Wicker Park.
- April 17, 2021Frost, then snow by Tuesday? Mother Nature reminds us it’s Chicago.
A late-season snow system may make its way into the area Monday night into Tuesday when temperatures drop and frost moves in, forecasters warned.
- April 17, 2021Black Lives Matter Chicago leader says 20-year-old son was one of 2 arrested during Adam Toledo protest in Logan Square
A Tribune reporter at the scene observed a cop struggling with a person on the ground just north of Logan Square Park around that time, prompting dozens of remaining protesters to sprint over.
- April 17, 2021Here’s what you need to know about COVID-19 vaccines in Illinois
The state has passed more than 7 million total COVID vaccines administered so far.
- April 17, 2021How to try to get a COVID-19 vaccine in Chicago
Demand for COVID-19 vaccines still outpaces availability. Here’s how to try to get a coronavirus vaccine in Chicago.
- April 17, 2021Coronavirus in Illinois updates: State reports 160,014 vaccine doses administered, 3,194 new COVID-19 cases and 23 additional deaths
Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus in the Chicago area and the rest of Illinois.
- April 17, 2021Electrical issue possible cause for fire in O’Hare walkway famous for bright colored lights
A fire broke out in a well-known underground walkway at O’Hare International Airport Saturday morning.
- April 17, 2021As anger lingers, Adam Toledo police shooting video leaves Chicago with familiar questions about police tactics
The release of troubling video of 13-year-old Adam Toledo being fatally shot by a Chicago police officer rocked the city from the mayor’s office to the streets of Little Village, but also left it in a …
- April 17, 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.
- April 17, 2021COVID-19 cases in Illinois by ZIP code: Search for your neighborhood
Search COVID-19 cases in Illinois by ZIP code