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COVID-19 data (and visuals) published July 2, 2020

More data, fewer visuals, ongoing experimentation

by Melanie Jongsma

LANSING, Ill. (July 2, 2020) – The Lansing Journal gathers COVID-19 data from a variety of sources each day and chooses a few of those numbers to include in our daily update. Sources include the Illinois Department of Public Health, the Cook County Department of Public Health, and the Indiana State Department of Health.

Lansing numbers

We are working with HiGeorge to streamline the data visualizations they are creating, so the graphs will be easier to read, with minimal duplication. (See yesterday’s post for more detailed information about our partnership with HiGeorge.) In the meantime, we’ll include our bullet-point summary along with the HiGeorge charts:

  • Cumulative cases since 3/16/20: 424 (yesterday: 421)
  • Cumulative deaths since 3/16/20: 11 (yesterday: 10)
  • Case rate: 1.5% (1,497 per 100,000 people)

Illinois numbers

  • New cases: 869 (yesterday: 828)
  • New deaths: 36 (yesterday: 30)
  • Total cases: 144,882
  • Total deaths: 6,987
  • Recovery rate: 94%

Indiana numbers

A reader suggested that focusing on Lake County COVID numbers rather than statewide stats might be more relevant to Lansing. Both are included in the bullet points below. Because of the way Indiana reports their numbers, it’s not entirely clear whether the Lake County numbers and the statewide numbers reflect the same 24-hour period. A July 2 press release from the Indiana State Department of Health includes “today’s” numbers, while the website, which provides numbers by county, explains, “Below results are as of 07/01/2020, 11:59 PM. Dashboard updated daily at 12:00 PM. New positive cases, deaths and tests have occurred over a range of dates but were reported to ISDH in the last 24 hours.”

  • New cases statewide today: 453 (yesterday: 371)
  • New cases in Lake County today: 113 (yesterday: 25)
  • New deaths statewide today: 13 (yesterday: 8)
  • New deaths in Lake County today: 1 (yesterday: 0)
  • Total cases statewide: 46,387
  • Total cases in Lake County: 4,985
  • Total deaths statewide: 2,469
  • Total deaths in Lake County: 241
Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.


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