Public Health Officials Announce 6,839 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease

Public Health Officials Announce 6,839 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 6,839 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 126 additional deaths.

− Adams County: 1 female 60s
− Cass County: 1 male 80s
− Cook County: 1 female 40s, 5 females 60s, 7 males 60s, 5 females 70s, 5 males 70s, 3 females 80s, 4 males 80s, 2 females 90s, 3 males 90s
− Douglas County: 2 females 80s
− DuPage County: 5 females 70s, 1 male 70s, 4 males 80s, 1 male 90s
− Edgar County: 1 male 70s
− Effingham County: 1 male 80s
− Ford County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
− Franklin County: 1 male 80s
− Fulton County: 1 female 80s
− Grundy County: 1 female 70s
− Hamilton County: 1 female 90s
− Jackson County: 1 male 80s
− Jersey County: 1 male 90s
− Kane County: 1 female 50s, 1 male 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 male 70s
− Knox County: 1 male 90s
− Lake County: 1 male 40s, 1 female 60s, 1 male 70s, 2 females 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s, 1 male 100+
− LaSalle County: 2 males 70s, 1 male 80s
− Lee County: 1 male 80s
− Logan County: 1 female 80s
− Madison County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s, 2 males 90s
− Marion County: 1 male 80s
− McHenry County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
− McLean County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
− Mercer County: 1 female 90s
− Peoria County: 1 female 80s, 3 female 90s
− Perry County: 2 males 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s
− Randolph County: 2 females 90s, 1 male 90s
− Rock Island County: 1 male 80s
− Saline County: 1 female 80s
− Sangamon County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s
− St. Clair County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
− Union County: 1 female 70s
− Vermilion County: 1 female 60s
− Warren County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 90s
− Whiteside County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s
− Will County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s
− Winnebago County: 1 male 60s, 2 females 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 991,719 cases, including 16,959 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 87,083 specimens for a total 13,617,454. As of last night,
3,905 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 800 patients were in the ICU and 457 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from December 29, 2020 – January 4, 2021 is 8.5%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from December 29, 2020 – January 4, 2021 is 9.8%.

*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 dph.sick@illinois.gov.