COVID-19 data and visuals published August 7, 2020

information gathered from the Illinois Department of Public Health, the Cook County Department of Public Health, and the Indiana State Department of Health

LANSING, Ill. (August 7, 2020) – The Lansing Journal partners with HiGeorge to gather and present COVID-19 data from a variety of sources each day.


The cumulative total of COVID-19 cases in Lansing is today at 575. The cumulative total of COVID-19 deaths remains at 11.


The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 2,084 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including another 21 additional confirmed deaths.

The chart above shows positivity rates for the current day as well as the overall positivity rate since March 16, when data began to be tracked. The fatality rate is the percentage of positive-testing people who died, on the current day and overall.

The formulas used to calculate positivity rates are:

  • Today’s rate = (Positive increase in cases for that day) / (test results increase for that day)
  • Overall rate = (Total number of cases since 3/16) / (total tests since 3/16)


The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) today announced that 1,253 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19, and 10 Hoosiers died today from COVID-19.

To view Indiana’s COVID numbers by county, visit


  1. Thank you for this breakdown Lansing Journal. Still see people hosting outside events without physical distancing or wearing masks. Are there village rules to this given summer activity.

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