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Public Health officials announce 2,122 new cases of COVID-19 in Illinois

Current confirmed cases in Illinois: 65,962; current confirmed cases in Lansing: 220

information provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (May 5, 2020) – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 2,122 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 176 additional deaths:

  • Bureau County: 1 male 90s
  • Clinton County: 2 female 80s
  • Cook County: 1 female 30s, 1 female 40s, 4 males 40s, 3 females 50s, 6 males 50s, 8 females 60s, 20 males 60s, 5 females 70s, 17 males 70s, 18 females 80s, 15 males 80s, 11 females 90s, 8 males 90s
  • DuPage County: 2 males 50s, 2 males 60s, 2 males 70s, 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 4 females 90s
  • Kane County: 1 male 40s, 2 males 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
  • Kankakee County: 1 female 90s
  • Kendall County: 3 females 80s
  • Lake County: 1 male 40s, 1 male 90s
  • Macoupin County: 1 female 40s
  • Madison County: 1 female 80s
  • McDonough County: 1 female 90s
  • McHenry County: 2 females 90s
  • Randolph County: 1 male 60s
  • Rock Island County: 1 female 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 male 90s
  • Sangamon County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
  • St. Clair County: 1 male 60s, 2 males 70s, 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s
  • Union County: 1 male 80s
  • Will County: 2 females 70s, 3 females 80s, 5 females 90s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 65,962 cases, including 2,838 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 13,139 specimens for a total of 346,286.

Indiana numbers

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) today announced that 541 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 21,033 the total number of Indiana residents known to have the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s total.

While the number of cases has increased, intensive care unit and ventilator capacities remain steady. As of Tuesday, about 44 percent of ICU beds and 80 percent of ventilators were available at hospitals throughout the state.

A total of 1,213 Hoosiers have been confirmed to have died of COVID-19, an increase of 62 over the previous day. Another 113 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].

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