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Public Health officials announce 1,826 new cases of COVID-19 in Illinois

Current confirmed cases in Illinois: 36,934; current confirmed cases in Lansing: 139

information provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (April 23, 2020) – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 1,826 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 123 additional deaths:

  • Boone County: 1 male 80s
  • Champaign County: 1 male 90s
  • Cook County: 1 male 20s, 1 male 30s, 2 females 40s, 1 male 40s, 3 females 50s, 3 males 50s, 3 females 60s, 7 males 60s, 9 females 70s, 13 males 70s, 8 females 80s, 8 males 80s, 10 females 90s, 2 males 90s
  • DuPage County: 1 male 60s, 4 females 70s, 3 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 3 males 80s, 2 females 90s
  • Fayette County: 1 female 90s
  • Jackson County: 1 female 70s
  • Kane County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 90s
  • Kankakee County: 1 female 80s, 4 males 80s
  • Kendall County: 1 male 70s
  • Lake County: 1 male 60s, 2 females 70s, 3 males 70s, 2 females 80s, 2 males 80s, 1 male 100+
  • McHenry County: 1 female 40s, 1 male 40s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s
  • Sangamon County: 1male 70s
  • Will County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s, 2 females 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 2 males 90s
  • Winnebago County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 80s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 36,934 cases, including 1,688 deaths, in 96 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years.

In neighboring Indiana, the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) today announced that 612 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and private laboratories. That brings to 13,039 the total number of Indiana residents known to have the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s total.

A total of 706 Hoosiers have died to date. Deaths are reported based on when data are received by ISDH and occurred over multiple days.

For all personal protective equipment (PPE) donations, email [email protected]. For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email [email protected].

*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.

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  1. Can we follow those who have contracted covid 19 to see their progress or lack of? Wouldn’t that help us to know how to help others and their families who catch the virus? Can we help them as a community by providing food, financial help or whatever they need to keep going? Perhaps start a community fund, provide addresses and phone numbers of places and organizations that are readily available to help them. Sometimes people just don’t know where to turn to receive help. Everyone doesn’t have a computer or the skill to use one.

    • What a kind response, Beverly. Those are wonderful ideas. While I’m able to report the numbers of COVID cases, I’m not able to find out names because of privacy issues. But there must be a way to make some helpful connections, and I’m going to ask some questions and see what we can figure out. If other people have ideas, I hope they will either post them as comments or email me directly: [email protected].

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