Public Health Officials Announce 1,545 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 1,545 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 146 additional deaths. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 98,030 cases, including 4,379 deaths, in 100 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 18,443 specimens for a total of 621,684.  The statewide 7-day rolling positivity rate, May 10-16, 2020 is 14%.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.  Information for a death previously reported has changed, therefore, today’s numbers have been adjusted.  For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email dph.sick@illinois.gov.

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