... including 46 additional deaths. [10], On September 25, the state reported 2,514 new COVID-19 cases and 25 additional deaths, putting the state's positivity rate at 3.6%. The death toll from COVID-19 passed 8,500. Grundy County reported its first case. On September 4, 2020, Illinois reported over 140,000 new Total PCR tests (in specimens) and over 5,000 new Cases. The state also reported 145 new COVID-related deaths, marking the most since May 27 and the 4th highest total ever. This strategy included: From March 16 until May 6, American Airlines, which has a major hub at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, suspended long haul international flights, reducing its international capacity by 75%. [43] A new case in DuPage County was the first Illinoisan resident of a long-term care facility to contract the virus. Gun Deaths by State 2020 There is a painfully high amount of gun-related violence in the United States of America on an annual basis. Some of these additional deaths may actually have been due to Covid-19, but they could have been undiagnosed or misattributed to other causes. The message was initiated by Illinois Healthcare Professional Emergency Volunteer Program, a state-run emergency response organization.[148]. [240], In Springfield, Illinois, the Illinois State Fair was canceled for the first time since World War II. CHICAGO (WLS) — Illinois health officials reported 3,385 new COVID-19 cases and 50 deaths Monday as the state announced changes that allow more regions to relax COVID-19 mitigations. November 2020. Testing for COVID-19 disclosed the first case of infection on March 22 in Cook County Jail. Pritzker also announced that three new emergency assistance programs that allow for small businesses to have access more than $90 million in aid. These new cases brought Illinois over the 10,000 mark for a total of 10,357 confirmed coronavirus cases. The average number of deaths in the US for March over the four years prior to 2020 (2016 – 2019) is 227,000. (KWQC) - The Illinois Department of Public Health Friday reported 6,642 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 123 additional deaths. [175][176], On April 6, Carbondale City Council passed two ordinances with the first declaring a state of emergency and the second to provide guidance on how to enforce the stay-at-home order that was issued by the State of Illinois. Deaths were boosted to a … As the pandemic has progressed, coroners and medical examiners have become better at recognizing the deaths caused by the virus. In some states, these numbers are closest to the number of deaths already reported in the state alone. Governor Pritzker unveiled on May 5 a five-phase plan for reopening the state called "Restore Illinois". [184], On May 26, Mayor Lightfoot announced that the city would spend $56 million from federal and state funds on a contact tracing program, including $11 million marked for a contractor to oversee the program. Cases are … This could be related to challenges in providing adequate care in nursing homes during the pandemic — deaths in nursing homes account for more than a third of the nation’s total coronavirus toll. Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced that all driver services facilities throughout the state would be closed from March 17 through March 31. With the state still managing to avoid the massive case spikes seen in other states with loosening coronavirus restrictions, a total of 6,580 deaths have now been attributed to the virus in Illinois. [179][180], On April 8, Mayor Lightfoot placed a curfew on all liquor sales after 9:00 pm in the City of Chicago. [212], On March 15, Pritzker ordered all bars and restaurant dining rooms to close from March 17 to 30 to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus affecting the state. The couple was possibly exposed to the virus through community transmission, with recent travel to Palm Springs. [97], On April 20, Cass and White counties both announced their first confirmed cases. Total death numbers are estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which are based on death certificates counted by the centers and adjusted to account for typical lags in the reporting of deaths. Other factors related to the pandemic like social isolation and challenges in getting emergency services could also have contributed to deaths, Dr. Woolf said. [182][183], On May 26, the City of Chicago created the Chicago PPE Market, built on Rheaply's Asset Exchange Manager, to connect Chicago's small businesses and nonprofits with city-approved personal protective equipment (PPE) suppliers. Additionally, there were twelve men that are incarcerated at Stateville who were hospitalized, with several requiring ventilators. [33] One of these cases was located at One Prudential Plaza, marking the first confirmed case in a major downtown Chicago office building. There have now been 3,792 deaths in Illinois. Note: Only jurisdictions with sufficient data and deaths above normal that are higher than the national percentage are included. The dead were a woman in her 90s, a man in his 70s, two men and two women in their 60s and a man in his 50s; no county information for these individuals was given. Dr. Woolf also warned that many people who are not captured in mortality statistics may still have adverse health outcomes. [141][142] This authority is temporary and is set to expire when the state disaster proclamation is removed. [192] On April 8, Mayor Langfelder issued another emergency order allowing for the Springfield Police Department to issue tickets and fine individuals who are "repeat offenders" who do not adhere to the prohibition of gatherings of more than 10 people and overall lack of compliance with the State's Stay-at-Home order. In the last 24 hours, Illinois has administered 46,226 COVID-19 tests for nearly 13 million since the beginning of the pandemic. Data.CDC.gov. Provisional counts may differ by approximately 2% from final counts, due to rounding and reporting variation. [226] Quarantines were also implemented at these locations, suspending in-person visits. [150] The majority of those activated soldiers will help with medical warehouse operations in central Illinois whereas four soldiers will be assigned to the State Emergency Operations Center in Springfield, "where their jobs will be to assist with communications, analyze virus response operations and give analysis for possible flood response operations" as stated in a press release. [104], On July 25, the state reported 1,426 new COVID-19 cases and 12 additional deaths, charting steadily rising statewide positivity rates reaching 3.6%, leading to stricter COVID-19 restrictions in the city Chicago to try to curb the upwardly trending numbers. [224] Reasons cited include working in industries with no sick pay, front line jobs where working from home is impossible, multi-generational and multi-family accommodation, and insufficient space to isolate or quarantine. [124][125] On March 18, Governor Pritzker announced a new website that would be a centralized hub with information an resources related to the coronavirus and the impact on Illinois residents and businesses. White's office stated that expiration dates will be extended by 30 days through an emergency rule, this includes for driver's licenses, identification cards, vehicle registrations, document filings and other transactions. The state took measures to halt the spread of the disease by closing all schools and colleges, ordering a stop to eviction enforcements, ordering all bars and restaurants closed to sit-in diners, and otherwise restricting large gatherings of people. [135] On April 23, Governor Pritzker extended the statewide stay-at-home order through May 29 with some modifications. Counting deaths takes time, and many states are weeks or months behind in their reporting. In 2017, 16.5 men per 100,000 died from ILI's; for women, the rate was 12.7 per 100,000. [232], In college sports, the National Collegiate Athletic Association cancelled all winter and spring tournaments on March 12, most notably the Division I men's and women's basketball tournaments, affecting colleges and universities statewide. Discover more about the Suicide measure in Illinois from the America's Health Rankings 2020 Annual Report [39] Casinos statewide would close for fourteen days beginning on March 16. Many people who die from high blood pressure are also at high risk for severe Covid-19, so some of these deaths could be Covid-19 deaths that are missed, according to Robert Anderson, chief of the mortality statistics branch at the C.D.C.’s National Center for Health Statistics. [92], On April 15 the director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, Dr. Ngozi Ezike, announced Union County's first reported case. [35][36] In response to the growing pandemic, both Former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders canceled campaign rallies planned for Illinois. This was due to the increased number of tests being performed daily across Illinois. [76] This death, which was first death for any infant in the United States who tested positive for COVID-19, came despite the fact that infants made up a small fraction of COVID-19 related deaths worldwide. estimate were not included. Deaths from New York City are counted separately from the rest of New York State. In total, there are now 15,078 cases in Illinois, including 462 deaths in 78 counties. Because states vary somewhat in their speed in reporting deaths to the federal government, the data show death trends for slightly different time periods. **Total tests performed and reported electronically for testing of COVID-19 at IDPH, commercial or hospital laboratories. But not all of these deaths have been directly linked to Covid-19. On March 23, officials announced another 236 cases and three more deaths, all men from Cook County, two in their 80s and one in his 90s. IDPH is reporting a total of 382,985 cases in the state since the pandemic began, including 9,568 deaths. In preparation for the reopening of the city, small organizations can use the platform to access necessary protective supplies. [30] In response to the growing number of cases in the state and the country, Governor J. Both correctional facilities went on 14-day lockdowns as a precaution. "[188] The announcement came as the COVID-19 test positivity rate for the city reached 14.1%. [174] On April 6, Alton Police were investigating a large gathering at Hiram's Tavern located in downtown Alton, which was in violation of the stay-at-home order. Gun Deaths by State 2020 There is a painfully high amount of gun-related violence in the United States of America on an annual basis. [48][49] 22 of the new cases were confirmed at a Willowbrook nursing home, including 18 residents and four staff members; these cases were related to an initial case announced on March 14. This is a list of notable deaths, organized by year. Over the past week, there has been an average of 5,799 … The total number of prisoner cases we reported dropped between Aug. 27 and Aug. 28, when we incorporated a data update from New Jersey that removed about 4 percent of cases in earlier weeks. [22] The man was later released to home isolation. Each complaint is a class A misdemeanor charge that is punishable by up to 364 days in jail and/or a fine of $2,500. [2][170], On April 11, the McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH) issued a press release pertaining to a court order granting access to the personal health information for patients that had contracted COVID-19 by multiple police agencies. Pritzker's 'absurd' restrictions on in-person services", "Jesse White Announces Closure of All Driver Services Facilities Effective March 17 Through March 31", "Effective Immediately: Illinois Department of Natural Resources Closes All State Sites", "Illinois State Museum, Branches to Close Until Further Notice", "Jesse White Allows Notaries to Perform Duties Remotely Due to COVID-19 Pandemic", "EXECUTIVE ORDER IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 (COVID-19 EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. On March 25, the Illinois tax filling deadline was extended from April 15 to July 15. [64] The deaths were a Will County woman in her 50s, a Cook County man in his 60s, and a Kane County man in his 90s. [34] Illinois colleges and universities, such as Northwestern University and the University of Illinois, announced measures to combat the spread of the virus on their campuses through extensions of Spring Break as well as implementing online classes for part or all of the remaining semester. The magnitude of the excess deaths in 2020 makes clear that COVID-19 is much worse than influenza, even when compared to a bad flu year like 2017-18, when an estimated 61,000 people in … These cases brought Illinois's total number of cases to 19. The year 2020 has been abnormal for mortalities. 24, 2020, by age [121], On January 15, a confirmed case of a new, more contagious SARS-CoV-2 variant from the United Kingdom was reported in Illinois. [134] On March 31, Governor Pritzker extended the statewide stay-at-home order until April 30. These new restrictions, in addition to all of the restrictions already in place, include reducing the party size in bars and restaurants to six people, capping all social gatherings at 10 people, with the exception of schools and office & retail spaces, and limiting organized gatherings to 25 people or 25% room capacity, with the exception of fitness centers.[168]. [181], On May 17, days after the city was sued by a Romanian church that had been ordered not to hold church services even with social distancing, the mayor closed street parking for 9 blocks on Sunday. [149] On March 26, roughly 50 additional Illinois National Guard soldiers from the 1844th Transportation Company based in East St. Louis were activated to assist with the COVID-19 response operations. [19][20] On February 29, a third Illinois resident tested positive for the virus in suburban Cook County. [223][222] They also called for a stop to the use of the pandemic as an "excuse to double-down on racist policing," reporting that residents of heavily black neighborhoods in Chicago were being told about a 5pm curfew and being ticketed and detained for being outside. [196] On March 13 Governor Pritzker announced that all schools in the state would be closed between March 17 and 30, and later extended to at least April 8. Despite Governor Pritzker's hinting,[164] no formal Stay-at-Home order was issued,[165] the IDPH recommended that, for the next three weeks, all Illinois residents "stay home as much as possible, leaving only for necessary and essential activities, such as work that must be performed outside the home, COVID-19 testing, visiting the pharmacy, and buying groceries. The restrictions include a ban on all indoor dining, limiting social gatherings to 10 people, and limiting organized gatherings to 25% room capacity or 25 people, whichever is lower. Cases were confirmed in Champaign, Clinton, Sangamon, Whiteside, and Winnebago Counties; meanwhile, Governor Pritzker ordered all bars and restaurants closed to sit-in diners. [171][172] These patient records are protected with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 along with State of Illinois' Medical Patient Rights Act. [178], On March 26, the City of Chicago closed parks, beaches, the 606 trail network, and the lakefront due to too many people gathering, with violators facing fines and possible arrest. Information regarding the number of people under investigation updated on 01/15/2021. Number of COVID-19 deaths of selected countries in APAC as of December 13, 2020 U.S. adults who feel COVID-19 is a significant crisis as of Mar. [100], On May 4, the number of new daily cases peaked at 2,556 new daily cases. "[221][222] On April 9, a group of progressive African American activists and elected officials (including Chicago Alderwoman Jeanette Taylor, Cook County Board Commissioner Brandon Johnson, and Illinois House Rep. Sonya Harper) called for a range of policy reforms to address this racial inequality. Kendall and Madison Counties confirmed their first cases. CHICAGO (WLS) -- 2020 was a very deadly year in Cook County. Illinois surpasses 10,000 total COVID-19 deaths, reports 9,935 new cases today November 5, 2020 12:44 pm 13 WREX Newsroom Coronavirus , Top Stories The phases are: Phase 1 – Rapid Spread, Phase 2 – Flattening, Phase 3 – Recovery, Phase 4 – Revitalization, and Phase 5 – Illinois Restored. Carroll, Fayette, and Macon counties reported their first cases on this day. Jasper, Lee, Mason, and Pike counties all reported their first confirmed cases on this date. [89], On April 12, the number of tests that had been performed passed 100,000. June 12, 2020 3:48 am. The average daily case number in the week leading up to August was 1,475, while the average for the final week of the month was 2,003 cases. estimates the data to be at least 90 percent complete or in which estimated deaths are above expected death numbers are included. 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