Public Health officials announce 2,126 new cases of COVID-19 in Illinois

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Current confirmed cases in Illinois: 43,903; current confirmed cases in Lansing: 153

information provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (April 26, 2020) – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 2,126 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 59 additional deaths:

  • Cook County: 2 females 20s, 1 male 20s, 1 female 30s, 2 males 40s, 3 females 50s, 2 males 50s, 1 female 60s, 9 males 60s, 3 females 70s, 6 males 70s, 5 females 80s, 5 males 80s, 4 females 90s, 1 male 90s
  • DuPage County: 2 males 60s, 2 males 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Jefferson County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
  • Kane County: 1 male 60s
  • Lake County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 90s
  • Will County: 2 females 80s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 43,903 cases, including 1,933 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 634 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19. That brings to 15,012 the total number of Indiana residents known to have the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s total.

A total of 813 Hoosiers have been confirmed to have died of COVID-19. Another 88 probable deaths have been reported. Probable deaths are those for which a physician listed COVID-19 as a contributing cause based on X-rays, scans, and other clinical symptoms but for which no positive test is on record. 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.