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Public Health officials announce 2,641 new cases of COVID-19 in Illinois

Current confirmed cases in Illinois: 70,873; current confirmed cases in Lansing: 232

information provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health and Indiana State Department of Health

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (May 7, 2020) – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 2,641 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 138 additional deaths:

  • Clinton County: 1 male 70s
  • Cook County: 1 female 30s, 1 male 30s, 2 males 40s, 2 females 50s, 5 males 50s, 1 unknown 50s, 6 females 60s, 12 males 60s, 1 unknown 60s, 9 females 70s, 19 males 70s, 10 females 80s, 14 males 80s, 17 females 90s, 6 males 90s, 1 female 100+
  • DuPage County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s, 2 males 70s, 4 females 90s
  • Jackson County: 1 male 60s
  • Kane County: 2 females 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Kankakee County: 1 female 80s
  • Lake County: 2 males 60s, 1 female 80s
  • Macon County: 1 female 70s
  • McHenry County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • Peoria County: 1 female 90s
  • Rock Island County: 1 male 70s
  • Sangamon County: 1 female 80s
  • St. Clair County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Will County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s, 2 female 90s, 1 male 90s
  • Winnebago County: 1 female 80s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 70,873 cases, including 3,111 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 17,783 specimens for a total of 379,043.

Indiana numbers

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) today announced that 650 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 22,503 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 capacity remain steady. As of Wednesday, 42 percent of ICU beds and about 80 percent of ventilators were available at hospitals throughout the state.

A total of 1,295 Hoosiers have been confirmed to have died of COVID-19, an increase of 31 over the previous day. Another 119 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.

To date, 124,782 tests have been reported to ISDH, up from 120,496 on Wednesday.


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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