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Public Health officials announce 2,432 new cases of COVID-19 in Illinois today

Current confirmed cases in Illinois: 90,369; current confirmed cases in Lansing: 269

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

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (May 15, 2020) – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 2,432 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 130 additional deaths:

  • Boone County: 1 male 70s
  • Champaign County: 1 female 40s
  • Cook County: 1 male youth, 2 males 30s, 2 females 40s, 4 males 40s, 5 males 50s, 4 females 60s, 8 males 60s, 10 females 70s, 8 males 70s, 18 females 80s, 9 males 80s, 3 unknown 80s, 6 females 90s, 5 males 90s, 1 male 100+
  • DuPage County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 2 males 70s, 3 females 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Kane County: 2 females 60s, 1 male 80s
  • Lake County: 1 male 40s, 2 males 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 female 80s
  • LaSalle County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 80s
  • Macon County: 1 male 80s
  • Madison County: 1 female 80s, 2 females 90s
  • McHenry County: 1 female 50s, 1 male 50s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • McLean County: 1 female 70s
  • Rock Island: 1 female 90s
  • Sangamon County: 1 female 60s
  • St. Clair County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 80s
  • Union County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Will County: 1 female 70s, 4 females 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Winnebago County: 1 female 90s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 90,369 cases, including 4,058 deaths, in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 26,565 specimens for a total of 538,602. The statewide 7-day rolling positivity rate (positive tests) is 16%.

The Illinois Manteno Veterans’ Home (IVHM) is reporting the passing of a second resident with COVID-19. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 53 individuals at IVHM have contracted COVID-19, including two cases who have passed away.

Indiana numbers

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) today announced that 614 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 26,655 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 remains steady. Just over 39 percent of ICU beds and 80 percent of ventilators were available as of Friday.

A total of 1,550 Hoosiers have been confirmed to have died of COVID-19, an increase of 42 over the previous day. Another 141 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, 165,448 tests have been reported to ISDH, up from 160,239 on Thursday.


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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