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Public Health officials announce 1,656 new cases of COVID-19 in Illinois today

Current confirmed cases in Illinois: 77,741; current confirmed cases in Lansing: 241

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

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (May 10, 2020) – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 1,656 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 57 additional deaths:

  • Cook County: 2 males 20s, 2 males 40s, 3 females 50s, 4 males 50s, 5 females 60s, 9 males 60s, 1 unknown 60s, 5 females 70s, 7 males 70s, 4 females 80s, 4 males 80s, 4 females 90s, 1 unknown 90s, 1 male 100+
  • Kane County: 1 male 30s
  • Kankakee County: 1 male 60s
  • Peoria County: 1 female 80s
  • St. Clair County: 1 male 90s
  • Winnebago County: 1 female 50s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 77,741 cases, including 3,406 deaths, in 98 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 13,653 specimens for a total of 429,984.

Indiana numbers

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) today announced that 402 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 24,126 the total number of Indiana residents known to have the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s total.

Intensive care unit and ventilator capacity remain steady. Nearly 42 percent of ICU beds and nearly 82 percent of ventilators were available as of Saturday.

A total of 1,379 Hoosiers have been confirmed to have died of COVID-19, an increase of 17 over the previous day. Another 129 probable deaths have been reported based on clinical diagnoses in patients for whom no positive test is on record. Deaths are reported based on when data are received by ISDH and occurred over multiple days.

To date, 140,029 tests have been reported to ISDH, up from 135,686 on Saturday.


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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