Public Health officials announce 2,450 new cases of COVID-19 in Illinois

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Current confirmed cases in Illinois: 58,505; current confirmed cases in Lansing: 195

information provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (May 2, 2020) – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 2,450 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 105 additional deaths:

  • Boone County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • Clinton County: 1 male 80s
  • Cook County: 1 female 20s, 1 female 30s, 1 male 30s, 1 female 40s, 1 male 40s, 3 females 50s, 8 males 50s, 5 females 60s, 7 males 60s, 8 females 70s, 8 males 70s, 6 females 80s, 12 males 80s, 7 females 90s, 2 males 90s
  • DuPage County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 2 females 80s, 5 males 80s, 3 females 90s, 2 males 90s
  • Jefferson County: 2 females 90s
  • Kane County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 90s
  • Kankakee County: 1 male 70s
  • Lake County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s
  • McDonough County: 1 male 70s
  • McHenry County: 1 male 60s
  • Sangamon County: 1 female 70s
  • St. Clair County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 90s
  • Will County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 2 females 90s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 58,505 cases, including 2,559 deaths, in 97 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 15,208 specimens, for a total of 299,896.

The Illinois Department of Veteran’s Affairs is reporting one resident at its LaSalle Veterans’ Home testing positive. Testing efforts are underway at the facility.

In neighboring Indiana, the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) today announced that 676 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 19,295 the total number of Indiana residents known to have the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s total. 

A total of 1,115 Hoosiers have been confirmed to have died of COVID-19, an increase of 53 over the previous day. Another 114 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.

*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 [email protected].