Public Health officials announce 1,734 new cases of COVID-19 in Illinois today

Current confirmed cases in Illinois: 94,191; current confirmed cases in Lansing: 279

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

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (May 17, 2020) – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 1,734 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 51 additional deaths:

  • Cook County: 2 males 30s, 1 male 40s, 3 females 60s, 2 males 60s, 3 females 70s, 4 males 70s, 1 unknown 70s, 7 females 80s, 3 males 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 female 100+
  • DuPage County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 2 females 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Kane County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 90s
  • Kendall County: 1 male 80s
  • Lake County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 2 females 90s
  • Madison County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 female 90s
  • McLean County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s
  • Stephenson County: 1 male 70s
  • Winnebago County: 1 male 70s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 94,191 cases, including 4,177 deaths, in 100 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 20,295 specimens for a total of 581,944. The statewide 7-day rolling positivity rate is 15%.

Indiana numbers

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) today announced that 511 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 27,778 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 remain steady. More than 38 percent of ICU beds and more than 80 percent of ventilators were available as of Sunday.

A total of 1,607 Hoosiers have been confirmed to have died of COVID-19, an increase of 11 over the previous day. Another 144 probable deaths have been reported based on clinical diagnoses in patients for whom no positive test is on record, following a correction to the previous day’s total. Deaths are reported based on when data are received by ISDH and occurred over multiple days.

To date, 177,243 tests have been reported to ISDH, up from 171,358 on Saturday.

Note

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.

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