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. (September 4, 2020) – The Lansing Journal partners with HiGeorge to gather and present COVID-19 data from a variety of sources each day. The graphs are “live,” so they are continually updated as new data is released from these sources. For that reason, the numbers within a graph might not match the number in the text of this post, depending on when the post is being viewed.
The Cook County Department of Public Health updates their numbers Monday through Friday. Currently the current cumulative total of reported COVID-19 cases in Lansing is 714. The current cumulative total of COVID-19 deaths remains at 12.
Earlier this week, a slowdown in data processing within Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) systems affected the reporting of tests due to the large volume of testing occurring in Illinois. All available resources were deployed to improve the data systems, which are now fixed, and the backlog created by the slowdown has been cleared. Two system upgrades were put in place and the systems now have significantly faster processing capacity. Although the slowdown did delay the reporting of some additional aggregate numbers, it did not affect the reporting of positive or negative results to individuals in any way.
IDPH today announced 5,368 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 29 additional confirmed deaths.
Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 245,371 cases, including 8,143 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from August 28 – September 3 is 4.1%. Using a 7-day rolling average for this metric helps account for any variation in day to day data collection, such as a data processing slowdown, and provides the public and decisions makers with a consistent picture of trends over time. As of last night, 1,621 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 360 patients were in the ICU and 155 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 149,273 specimens for a total of 4,309,941.
The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) today announced that 1,044 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19, and 17 new confirmed deaths are being reported.
To view Indiana’s COVID numbers by county, visit www.coronavirus.in.gov.