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Public Health officials announce 1,980 new cases of COVID-19 in Illinois

Current confirmed cases in Illinois: 45,883; current confirmed cases in Lansing: 159

information provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (April 27, 2020) – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 1,980 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 50 additional deaths:

  • Boone County: 1 female 90s
  • Champaign County: 1 female 60s
  • Cook County: 1 female 30s, 1 male 30s, 2 males 40s, 2 females 50s, 3 males 50s, 1 female 60s, 2 males 60s, 3 females 70s, 8 males 70s, 4 females 80s, 6 males 80s, 1 male 90s
  • DuPage County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s
  • Jasper County: 1 female 80s
  • Jefferson County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Madison County: 1 female 60s
  • Rock Island County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 70s
  • Sangamon County: 2 males 80s
  • Will County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 45,883 cases, including 1,983 deaths, in 96 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have processed 12,676 specimens for a total of 227,628.

In neighboring Indiana, the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) today announced that 963 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 15,961 the total number of Indiana residents known to have the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s total.

A total of 844 Hoosiers are 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.

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  1. How are cases classified as Illinois cases? Residence of the person? Location of the hospital? I live in Illinois but my doctors are all affiliated with an Indiana hospital. If I were to be tested would it be reported as an Indiana case ?

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