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COVID-19 Information


Illinoisans: Stay Home

COVID-19 Header Social distancing is the paramount strategy for minimizing the spread of COVID-19 in our communities. The Governor continues to make tough calls to keep Illinoisans safe, including mandating that events of 50 people or more be canceled, suspending dine-in operations of bars and restaurants and temporarily closing public and private K-12 schools. Public health officials continue to urge Illinoisans to stay home as much as possible.

Those experiencing symptoms should call a health care provider who will help arrange medical treatment without putting others at risk of exposure.

The Illinois Department of Public Health has a statewide COVID-19 hotline and website to answer any questions from the public or to report a suspected case: call 800.889.3931 or visit www.dph.illinois.gov.

Essential Services Will Remain

As rumors continue to swirl, Gov. Pritzker assures Illinoisans that essential services will always remain open, including but not limited to grocery stores, pharmacies and gas stations. As new information becomes available, the Pritzker administration will continue to communicate with the public and media in a timely and transparent manner.

"Fireside Chat"

Thank you for the questions submitted over the last several weeks to Mayor Jackson for our Fireside Chat #1 with Village Administrator Michael S. Marron and Mayor Linda Jackson. As things continue to evolve and new information is provided to us regarding COVID-19, we will continue to update you with new information. If you have any additional questions regarding Village initiatives during the COVID-19 pandemic, please submit your questions to public_relations@glendaleheights.org.

Recorded: April 21, 2020

Recorded: April 24, 2020

Recorded: April 28, 2020

Recorded: April 28, 2020


State of Emergency

Mayor Jackson has signed a proclamation declaring a state of emergency for the Village of Glendale Heights due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as of March 23, 2020. This Declaration allows for additional resources and assistance to the Village of Glendale Heights and the Glendale Heights Community and follows the Declaration of Disaster from March 17, 2020. Mayor Jackson and the Village Board have met with numerous government agencies throughout the Glendale Heights Community over the last several weeks in preparation of the challenges we were to face. We encourage all residents to stay home and practice social distancing during these difficult times. Mayor Jackson and the Village Board are here for you and your families and will do everything in their power to ensure our community is safe. Please contact them if you have any questions or concerns during these difficult times; we are all in this together. The following documents is the Declaration of Emergency, the Declaration of Disaster, and Executive Orders:

"The Village must take actions to contain and mitigate the local impact of the virus outbreak and provide for the continuity of government, activation of the Village Emergency Operations Plans, provide for the continuation of essential services and provide for the health and safety of all Village residents."

Landlords, Manager, and Tenants: Federal and State Restriction on Eviction Actions

The Village would like to remind Landlords, Managers and Tenants about the Federal and State moratorium on evictions that are currently in place as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Federal CARES Act Section 4024(b) Moratorium, enacted March 27, 2020, states the following:

  • Moratorium - During the 120-day period beginning on the date of enactment of this Act, the lessor of a covered dwelling may not:
    1. make, or cause to be made, any filing with the court of jurisdiction to initiate a legal action to recover possession of the covered dwelling from the tenant for nonpayment of rent or other fees or charges; or
    2. charge fees, penalties, or other charges to the tenant related to such nonpayment of rent.

The Illinois Governor's Executive Order in Response to COVID-19, Section 2. Order ceasing evictions, issued March 20, 200, states:

  • Pursuant to the Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act, 20 ILCS 3305/7(2), (8), and (10), all state, county, and local law enforcement officers in the State of Illinois are instructed to cease enforcement of orders of eviction for residential premises for the duration of the Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation. No provision contained in this Executive Order shall be construed as relieving any individual of the obligation to pay rent, to make mortgage payments, or to comply with any other obligation that an individual may have under tenancy or mortgage.

These excerpts are only a small portion of the restrictions on eviction actions during the Covid-19 pandemic. Landlords, Managers and Tenants can review the full versions of the Federal CARES Act and the Governor's Executive Order are available at the following links:

Due to the complicated nature and significant legal considerations related to the CARES Act and Executive Order, parties with questions and concerns should contact their respective legal advisors to review and seek guidance with understanding, and proceeding with any action during the moratorium.

Small Businesses Resources

DCEO is working diligently to secure access to helpful resources for small businesses throughout the State of Illinois and has compiled these helpful links regarding COVID-19 resources for small businesses.

For more information on small business assistance, please visit the DCEO website.

PDF: Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Application
PDF: Front-Line Staff Information for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program
PDF: SBA Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus Handout
PDF: SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Webinar Materials

Businesses Resources

The following industries are included in Phase 3: retail, offices, manufacturing, barbershops and salons, summer programs, various outdoor recreation activities, bars and restaurants for outdoor dining, and more. During Phase 3, group gatherings of 10 or fewer will now be permitted. A full list of industries as well as corresponding safety guidelines is now available.

While Phase 3 safety guidelines offer new precautions for businesses and residents to take, the state encourages all residents to maintain compliance with ongoing public health guidance - using face coverings, washing hands regularly, and practicing social distancing. Our continued compliance with the latest public health guidelines is essential to our ability to safety reopen our state and to restore Illinois.

Learn more about Phase 3 and the full list of industry-specific guidelines by visiting the DCEO website.

PDF: Phase 3 Business Toolkit
VIDEO: Restore Illinois: Phase 3

Bars And Restaurants

To help alleviate some of the unprecedented challenges facing bars and restaurants due to COVID-19, Gov. Pritzker has directed the Department of Revenue to defer sales tax payments for more than 24,000 small- and medium-sized bars and restaurants -- accounting for nearly 80% of all such entities statewide.

Under the directive, eating and drinking establishments that incurred less than $75,000 in sales tax liabilities last year will not be charged penalties or interest on payments due in March, April or May made late. The Department of Revenue estimates this will give relief to nearly 80% of bars and restaurants in Illinois.

Penalties and interest will be automatically waived; however, qualified taxpayers must still file their sales tax return even if they are unable to make a payment. Any taxpayers taking advantage of this relief will be required to pay their sales tax liabilities due in March, April and May in four installments starting on May 20 and extending through August 20. For more information, please view IDOR's informational bulletin available at tax.illinois.gov.

PDF: CDC: "Should You Consider Opening?" Decision Tree
PDF: Outdoor Seating
PDF: Outdoor Seating Letter and Application

SBA Approves Small Business Loans in Illinois

Two days after submitting documentation demonstrating the impact of COVID-19 on more than 3,000 businesses across the state, Gov. Pritzker announced today that the U.S. Small Business Administration has approved the state's eligibility for disaster assistance loans for small businesses facing financial hardship in all 102 counties due to COVID-19. Eligible businesses can apply for up to $2 million in low-interest loans at: https://disasterloan.sba.gov.

New Grocery Store Hours For Older Residents

After convening the largest grocers and food manufacturers in the state with the help of Illinois Retail Merchants Association, Gov. Pritzker announced today that a growing coalition of grocery stores statewide will set aside one or more hours of operation for older residents to shop, before stores open to the general public.

Among the grocers with new hours for elderly shoppers are Whole Foods and Shop & Save in the Chicagoland area and Hy-Vee and Valli Produce throughout Illinois. For a list of supermarkets offering special hours for older shoppers, please visit AARP's website.

We've compiled a list of local stores hours, including those with special hours for seniors and vulnerable individuals. Note: Please contact your local grocery store to check if they have updated hours as these times may have changed.

Expanding Health Care Services


Gov. Pritzker announced today that his administration is implementing several measures to remove regulatory barriers for health providers and increase opportunity for patients as Illinoisans are urged to stay home as much as possible during this time.

Through emergency rules and an executive order, the Pritzker administration has significantly relaxed rules around telemedicine for both Medicaid and private insurers, allowing more providers to get reimbursed for these services that allow patients more flexibility and safety. For plans regulated by the Department of Insurance, the executive order calls for providers to be reimbursed at the same rate at which they are reimbursed for in-person visits and prohibits private health insurers from imposing any cost-sharing for in-network providers. For Medicaid, the emergency rules also require providers to be reimbursed at the same rate at which they are reimbursed for in-person visits.

The Department of Healthcare and Family Services has filed an 1135 waiver with the federal government to remove administrative barriers for Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The Pritzker administration is seeking to increase access to telehealth and the number of health care providers that can screen patients, allow 90-day prescription supplies without prior authorization and early refills, as well as several other items that will increase flexibility and provide additional resources.

The Department of Human Services has also filed a federal waiver to ease eligibility requirements for food assistance programs like SNAP and WIC, which cover 1.8 million Illinoisans and 174,000 pregnant women and parents of young children respectively.

Health Department Updates

Dr. Ngozi Ezike, the Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, said today that we should be concerned about a second wave of COVID-19 and if that second wave hits along within flu season, it may be even more difficult. For that reason, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) may be more important than ever if we hit the second wave later this year. We've been on the front lines making sure that PPE reaches are healthcare workers and first responders, and we'll be there for the second wave also.

The need for PPE in the future is just another reason to support our not for profit organization. Please keep "DuPage Health Matters" our 501(c)(3) organization, in mind during Giving Days DuPage, which continues through May 14th. The link to our page is HERE. There are many fine organizations participating in the first annual event and we're proud to be advocating for public health at this historic time.

The Governor's Executive Order known as the "Stay at Home Order" was instituted in order to bend the curve to allow hospitals to build greater capacity and not be overrun by COVID-19 patients in need of ICU beds and ventilators. As reported previously, Illinois as a whole, and the hospital region serving DuPage specifically, has not been overrun by patients with extreme conditions due to the virus. As of yesterday, Illinois hospitals reported 1,226 patients are currently in ICU beds. 30% of the ICU rooms are available. Likewise, 781 ventilators are being used by COVID 19 patients and 59% of the ventilators statewide are available.

West Suburban Region Hospitals Graphic Insert

Region 8 is wherein the DuPage hospital system is located. As you can see by the graph, our hospitals remain well below capacity for ICU bed use and ventilator use.

As for the case counts today, the DuPage County Health Department confirmed COVID-19 cases have increased to 1,861 cases compared to 1,759 yesterday. 99 deaths have occurred, as of today, compared to 94 DuPage residents reported as of yesterday. DuPage statistics indicate 68% of our deaths up from 63.8% yesterday, or 64 of our 99 deaths, from COVID-19 have been nursing home deaths. That number is especially troubling since the 70 and above age group (both in long-term care facilities and the community) represents only about 22% of DuPage confirmed cases. The 5 additional DuPage deaths from COVID 19 since yesterday are as follows:

DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) announces five additional deaths of persons with COVID-19 infection reported since yesterday:

  • Male resident of a Naperville long-term care facility in his 80s with underlying conditions,
  • Female resident of a Bloomingdale long-term care facility in her 70s with underlying conditions,
  • Female resident of a Glen Ellyn long-term care facility in her 80s with underlying conditions,
  • Female resident of an Oak Brook long-term care facility in her 90s with underlying conditions, and
  • Male resident of DuPage County in his 90s with underlying conditions who had been living in the community.

Illinois has made the nursing home deaths available online and you can search by county to find those cases and deaths. This is the link for that page.

The Illinois Department of Public Health announced today that there are 1,551 new cases compared to 1,151 new cases yesterday and 1,197 new cases the day before. The total confirmed cases in Illinois now total 33,059 compared to 31,508 yesterday. The state announced an additional 119 deaths compared to 59 deaths yesterday and 33 deaths the day before. The death total in Illinois is now 1,468 compared to 1,349 yesterday and 1,290 the day before. Illinois has now performed 154,997 tests compared to 148,358 tests yesterday and 143,318 tests the day before.

The specific number of cases and deaths in surrounding counties, as of today, are as follows:

  • Chicago has 13,554 cases and 569 deaths compared to 13,013 cases and 514 deaths yesterday and 12,533 cases and 492 the day before.
  • Suburban Cook County has 9,627 cases and 433 deaths compared to 9,088 cases and 401 deaths yesterday and 8,739 cases and 385 deaths the day before.
  • Lake County reported 2,287 cases and 87 deaths compared to 2,216 cases and 82 deaths yesterday and 2,162 cases and 75 the day before.
  • Will County reported 1,736 cases and 105 deaths compared to 1,692 cases and 102 deaths yesterday and 1,643 cases and 101 deaths the day before.
  • Kane County has 684 cases and 33 deaths compared to 638 cases and 31 yesterday and 605 cases and 30 deaths the day before.
  • McHenry has 368 cases and 20 deaths compared to 351 cases and 17 deaths yesterday and 340 cases and 17 deaths the day before.
  • Kendall County has 146 cases and 3 deaths compared to 138 cases and 3 deaths yesterday and 135 cases and 3 deaths the day before.

International statistics from the World Health Organization and CDC provide the following breakdown of cases from earlier today:

  • Worldwide Cases total 2,530,095 cases compared to 2,442,924 cases yesterday and 2,372,993 cases the day before.
  • Deaths worldwide total 174,727 compared to 167,926 yesterday and 163,637 the day before
  • Number of people who have recovered worldwide is 667,624 compared to 640,196 yesterday and 611,747 the day before

Globally, there are 1,687,744 active cases compared to 1,634,802 active cases yesterday and 1,597,609 active cases the day before. The active cases are divided between 'mild condition' cases and 'serious or critical condition' cases. Active mild cases continue to be 97% of the cases.

  • Worldwide mild condition cases: 1,629,979 cases compared to 1,578,546 yesterday and cases 1,543,153 the day before.
  • Serious or Critical Condition cases: 57,765 cases compared to 56,256 cases yesterday and 54,456 cases the day before.
  • Closed cases internationally total 842,351 cases compared to 808,122 cases yesterday and 775,384 the day before.

The United States shows slightly more "mild" condition cases compared to global statistics that differentiate between mild and serious case percentages. The trend has continued from early this week.

  • United States confirmed cases: 803,575 compared to 770,076 yesterday and 742,459 the day before
  • US Deaths: 43,663 compared to 41,316 yesterday and 39,651 deaths the day before
  • Total US Recoveries: 75,317 compared to 71,489 yesterday and compared to 68,658 the day before.
  • US Active cases: 684,595 active cases compared to 657,271 active cases yesterday and 634,150 active cases the day before
  • Mild condition: 670,644 (xxx) compared to 643,705 (97.9%) yesterday and 620,599 (97.8%) the day before
  • Serious or Critical Condition cases: 13,951 (XXX) compared to 13,566 (2.1%) yesterday and 13,551 (2.2%) the day before.

At times, the daily numbers regarding positive tests and deaths may make everyone wonder if everyone is getting this virus and are the majority of cases having life threatening outcomes. Dr. Ezike, the Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), has been periodically updating us on positive outcomes at the state level. Each time, Dr. Ezike reminds us that for most people that contract this virus, the symptoms are minor. Similarly, numbers below indicate that 98% of the cases nationally and 97% internationally are considered "mild" and don't require hospitalization.

IDPH surveys COVID-19 patients and the results indicate, as Dr. Ezike has preached, most people who contract the virus will recover quickly and completely. Many people who have the virus have minor or no symptoms and are not even tested so they aren't even part of the cohort that makes up some of the statistics that are provided on a daily basis. Even the reported recovery numbers statewide, according to the IDPH surveys, find that almost 60 percent of the people recover within 2 weeks and 77 percent are recovered fully within four weeks. In addition, nationally, the percentage of cases that are 'critical' or 'serious' dropped again and now represents less than 2 percent of the cases. Those are encouraging statistics and remind us that we should continue to do our part. People with underlying conditions, like obesity, may have more difficulty in the recovery process.

The DuPage County Health Department's health promotions team prepared a video that let's everyone know that they can do their part in preventing the spread of this virus. You may share this link with all of your contacts. The health promotions team can produce public service announcements like this on many programs and initiatives. In order to reach people about important subjects like preventing the spread of viruses and eliminating obesity we need support for our not for profit organization, "DuPage Health Matters", which is accepting donations of all amounts during Giving Days DuPage. The link to our page is HERE.

As you may already have heard, the Governor indicated today that he would be extending his Executive Order, effective May 1st, for another 30 days, with some modifications.

Today, the DuPage County Health Department confirmed COVID-19 cases have increased by 124 cases to a total of 2,075 cases. An addition, 12 deaths are reported resulting in a total of 118 deaths in DuPage County. 84 of the 118 deaths, or 71% of DuPage deaths from COVID-19, have been nursing home deaths. The statistic reinforces Dr. Ezike's comments today in which she once again noted that the virus is attacking the elderly and those with underlying conditions, such as hypertension, type 2 diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and lung disease.

The 12 additional DuPage deaths from COVID-19 since yesterday are as follows:

  • Female resident of a Bloomingdale long-term care facility in her 90s with underlying conditions,
  • Female resident of a Burr Ridge long-term care facility in her 70s with underlying conditions,
  • Male resident of a Westmont long-term care facility in his 60s with underlying conditions,
  • Male resident of an Elmhurst long-term care facility in his 70s with underlying conditions,
  • Female resident of an Elmhurst long-term care facility in her 90s with underlying conditions,
  • Male resident of a Hinsdale long-term care facility in his 80s with underlying conditions,
  • Male resident of a Lombard long-term care facility in his 80s with underlying conditions,
  • Female resident of a Naperville long-term care facility in her 80s with underlying conditions,
  • Female resident of a Westmont long-term care facility in her 70s with underlying conditions,
  • Female resident of an Elmhurst long-term care facility in her 70s with underlying conditions,
  • Male resident of a Burr Ridge long-term care facility in his 80s with underlying conditions, and
  • Male resident of a Westmont long-term care facility in his 70s with underlying conditions.

Illinois has made the nursing home death numbers available online and you can search by county to find those cases and deaths. This is the link for that page. A recent story in the Elmhurst Patch has cast doubts on case numbers released by IDPH. A nursing home complained that the numbers were incorrect and IDPH admitted that the number of cases includes "confirmed cases" and people with similar symptoms but not confirmed positive tests.

The Illinois Department of Public Health announced today that there are 1,826 new cases and 123 deaths compared to 2,049 new cases and 98 deaths yesterday. The total confirmed cases in Illinois now total 36,934 compared to 35,108 yesterday. The death total in Illinois is now 1,688 compared to 1,565 yesterday. Illinois has now performed 173,316 tests compared to 164,346 tests yesterday.

The specific number of cases and deaths in surrounding counties, as of today, are as follows:

  • Chicago has 15,073 cases and 641 deaths compared to 14,394 cases and 604 deaths yesterday.
  • Suburban Cook County has 10,738 cases and 501 deaths compared to 10,152 cases and 468 deaths yesterday
  • Lake County reported 2,540 cases and 100 deaths compared to 2,379 cases and 89 deaths yesterday
  • Will County reported 1,885 cases and 119 deaths compared to 1,820 cases and 110 deaths yesterday
  • Kane County has 863 cases and 39 deaths compared to 764 cases and 37 deaths yesterday
  • McHenry has 419 cases and 26 deaths compared to 399 cases and 22 deaths yesterday
  • Kendall County has 171 cases and 5 deaths compared to 157 cases and 4 deaths yesterday

As you can see by the above numbers, DuPage is doing very well compared to other counties based on a per capita basis. Additional good news on a statewide basis is a report today from the state is that hospitalizations both in the ICU units and with the use of ventilators is flat and not increasing as once feared.

International statistics from the World Health Organization and CDC provide the following breakdown of cases from earlier today:

  • Worldwide Cases total 2,699,818 compared to 2,604,718 yesterday
  • Deaths worldwide total 189,258 compared to 181,433 yesterday
  • Number of people who have recovered worldwide is now 741,104 compared to 712,283 yesterday

Globally, there are 1,769,456 active cases compared to 1,711,002 active cases yesterday. The active cases are divided between 'mild condition' cases and 'serious or critical condition' cases. Active mild cases continue to be 97% of the cases.

  • Worldwide mild condition cases: 1,711,434 cases compared to 1,653,951 yesterday.
  • Serious or Critical Condition cases: 58,022 cases compared to 57,051 cases yesterday.
  • Closed cases internationally total 930,362 compared to 893,716 yesterday.

The United States shows slightly more "mild" condition cases compared to global statistics that differentiate between mild and serious case percentages. The trend has continued from early this week.

  • United States confirmed cases: 870,321 cases compared to 829,013 yesterday.
  • US Deaths: 49,217 compared to 46,147 yesterday
  • Total US Recoveries: 84,825 cases compared to 83,420 yesterday.
  • US Active cases: 736,279 compared to 699,446 active cases yesterday.
  • Mild condition: 722,935 (98.1%) compared to 685,430 (97.9%) yesterday.
  • Serious or Critical Condition cases: 13,344 cases (1.9%) compared to 14,016 cases (2.1%) yesterday. (This stat is promising since these critical cases are the type that can overload the hospital)

Governor Pritzker's announcement this past Thursday that he intends to extend his Executive "Stay at Home" Order has received mixed reactions. Three specific negative reactions were (1) One downstate county sheriff vowing that he will not enforce the order stating that it is unconstitutional; (2) A downstate municipality is contemplating allowing businesses to reopen in defiance of the order; and (3) A lawsuit was filed downstate challenging the Governor's right to extend the order past the 30 days allowed by statute. (I have attached a copy of the complaint and brief).

Governor Pritzker has responded to questions on those threats from the media arguing that the state is in a pandemic and there will be a "new normal".

The actions in opposition to the Governor's order are similar to actions in other states. No matter how those issues are resolved, the new normal will require our local health department to increase our response to health emergencies.

In order to continue to protect the public health, in emergencies and in non-emergency situations, we need support for our not for profit organization,"DuPage Health Matters", which is accepting donations of all amounts during Giving Days DuPage. The link to our page is HERE. Please share this information with your constituents because public health has never been more important as we try to reach more people, in a continuing effort to make DuPage the healthiest county in the country.

Today, the DuPage County Health Department confirmed COVID-19 cases have increased by 124 cases compared to 151 cases yesterday. In addition, we had two deaths compared to 7 deaths yesterday. We now have a total of 2,350 cases and 127 deaths. 93 of the 127 deaths, or 73.2% of DuPage deaths from COVID-19, have been nursing home deaths.

The additional DuPage deaths from COVID-19 since yesterday are as follows:

  • Male resident of a Lisle long-term care facility in his 90s with underlying conditions, and
  • Female resident of an Oak Brook long-term care facility in her 90s with underlying conditions.

Illinois shared good news that hospitalizations, the utilization of ICU beds and ventilators all remain flat and are not threatening hospital capacity as was feared when the stay at home order was instituted here and elsewhere.

The Illinois Department of Public Health announced today that there are 2,119 new cases and 80 deaths during the last 24 hours compared to 2,724 new cases and 108 deaths yesterday. The total confirmed cases in Illinois is 41,777. The death total in Illinois is now 1,874. Illinois has now performed 201,617 tests. Based on the forgoing tests, 20 percent of the people have tested positive since tests became available.

The specific number of cases and deaths in surrounding counties, as of today, are as follows:

  • Chicago has 17,109 cases and 708 deaths compared to 16,112 cases and 678 deaths yesterday
  • Suburban Cook County has 11,949 cases and 559 deaths compared to 11,505 cases and 542 deaths yesterday
  • Lake County reported 2,879 cases and 115 deaths compared to 2717 cases and 105 deaths yesterday
  • Will County reported 2,060 cases and 131 deaths compared to 2,009 cases and 125 deaths yesterday.
  • Kane County has 1,049 case and 38 deaths compared to 962 cases and 39 deaths yesterday.
  • McHenry has 502 cases and 28 deaths compared to 459 cases and 27 deaths yesterday
  • Kendall County has 203 cases and 5 deaths compared to 191 cases and 5 deaths yesterday

As you can see by the above numbers, DuPage is doing very well compared to other counties based on a per capita basis.

International statistics from the World Health Organization and CDC provide the following breakdown of cases from earlier today:

  • Worldwide Cases total 2,893,093 compared to 2,787,868 yesterday
  • Deaths worldwide total 201,664 deaths compared to 194,539 yesterday
  • Number of people who have completely recovered worldwide is now 825,074 compared to 771,074 yesterday (partial recoveries are not included)

Globally, there are 1,866,355 active cases compared to 1,822,255 yesterday. The active cases are divided between 'mild condition' cases and 'serious or critical condition' cases. Active mild cases continue to be 97% of the cases.

  • Worldwide mild condition cases: 1,808,222 cases compared to 1,763,811 yesterday.
  • Serious or Critical Condition cases: 58,133 cases compared to 58,444 yesterday.

The United States shows a higher percentage of "mild" condition cases than the world, but both groups have proven the discussion point by our State Public Health Director, Dr. Ezike, who has continuously noted that most people will have mild or no symptoms.

  • United States confirmed cases: 945,833 cases compared to 895,072 cases yesterday.
  • US Deaths: 53,266 deaths compared to 50,952 yesterday
  • Total US Recoveries: 110,834 complete recoveries compared to 90,261 yesterday.
  • US Active cases: 781,733 cases compared to 753,859 cases yesterday.
  • Mild condition: 766,633 (98%) compared to 738,927 (98%) yesterday.
  • Serious or Critical Condition cases: 15,100 compared to 14,932 cases yesterday.

Today, the DuPage County Health Department confirmed COVID-19 cases have increased by 124 cases compared to 151 cases yesterday. In addition, we had two deaths compared to 7 deaths yesterday. We now have a total of 2447 cass and 131 deaths. 95 of the 131 deaths, or 72.5% of DuPage deaths from COVID-19, have been nursing home deaths.

The additional DuPage deaths from COVID-19 since yesterday are as follows:

  • Male resident of a Naperville long-term care facility in his 80s with underlying conditions,
  • Male resident of an Elmhurst long-term care facility in his 90s with underlying conditions,
  • Male resident of DuPage County in his 60s with underlying conditions who had been living in the community, and
  • Male resident of a Carol Stream long-term care facility in his 80s with underlying conditions.

Statewide, 1,267 COVID patients are occupying 3,631 staffed ICU beds and 772 of those patients are on ventilators. The McCormick Place beds are being rolled back because the state does not foresee the need for additional beds.

The Illinois Department of Public Health announced today that there are 2,126 new cases and 59 deaths compared to 2,119 new cases and 80 deaths yesterday. The total confirmed cases in Illinois is 41,777. The death total in Illinois is now 1,933. Illinois has now performed 214,952 tests.

The specific number of cases and deaths in surrounding counties, as of today, are as follows:

  • Chicago has 17,865 cases and 740 deaths compared to 17,109 cases and 708 deaths yesterday
  • Suburban Cook County has 12,709 cases and 573 deaths compared to 11,949 cases and 559 deaths yesterday
  • Lake County reported 2,990 cases and 118 deaths compared to 2,879 cases and 115 deaths yesterday
  • Will County reported 2,126 cases and 133 deaths compared to 2,060 cases and 131 deaths yesterday.
  • Kane County has 1,109 and 39 deaths compared to 1,049 case and 38 deaths yesterday.
  • McHenry has 513 cases and 28 deaths compared to 502 cases and 28 deaths yesterday
  • Kendall County has 208 cases and 5 deaths compared to 203 cases and 5 deaths yesterday

As you can see by the above numbers, DuPage is doing very well compared to other counties based on a per capita basis.

International statistics from the World Health Organization and CDC provide the following breakdown of cases from earlier today:

  • Worldwide Cases total 2,982,647 compared to 2,893,093 yesterday
  • Deaths worldwide total 206,342 compared to 201,664 deaths yesterday
  • Number of people who have completely recovered worldwide is now 875,299 compared to 825,074 yesterday

Globally, there are 1,901,006 compared to 1,866,355 active cases yesterday. The active cases are divided between 'mild condition' cases and 'serious or critical condition' cases. Active mild cases continue to be 97% of the cases.

  • Worldwide mild condition cases: 1,843,444 compared to 1,808,222 cases yesterday.
  • Serious or Critical Condition cases: 57,562 cases compared to 58,133 cases yesterday and 58,444 on Friday.

The United States shows a higher percentage of "mild" condition cases than the world, but both groups have proven the discussion point by our State Public Health Director, Dr. Ezike, who has continuously noted that most people will have mild or no symptoms.

  • United States confirmed cases: 980,784 compared to 945,833 yesterday.
  • US Deaths: 55,094 compared to 53,266 deaths yesterday
  • Total US Recoveries: 118,735 compared to 110,834 complete recoveries yesterday.
  • US Active cases: 806,955 compared to 781,733 cases yesterday.
  • Mild condition: 791,839 (98%) compared to 766,633 (98%) yesterday.
  • Serious or Critical Condition cases: 15,116 compared to 15,100 yesterday.

Today, the DuPage County Health Department confirmed COVID-19 cases have increased by 178 compared to 124 cases yesterday. In addition, we had four deaths. We now have a total of 2,625 cases and 135 deaths. 97 of the 135 deaths, or 71.8% of DuPage deaths from COVID-19, have been nursing home deaths.

The additional DuPage deaths from COVID-19 since yesterday are as follows:

  • Female resident of a Hinsdale long-term care facility in her 70s with underlying conditions,
  • Female resident of a Bartlett long-term care facility in her 80s with underlying conditions,
  • Male resident of DuPage County in his 70s with underlying conditions who had been living in the community, and
  • Male resident of DuPage County in his 60s with underlying conditions who had been living in the community.

DuPage hospitalization statistics, as shown below, based on surveys of confirmed cases show that 6.6% of COVID-19 patients were in the ICU and 21.1% were hospitalized but not in ICU rooms.

Status of Confirmed Cases in DuPage County Graphic

In Region 8, which is our hospital region for the state, there are 102 available ICU beds out of 500 such beds. Likewise, the region has 218 available ventilators out of 311.

The Governor announced today that statewide the use of ICU beds, over the month have decreased, in part because of the hospitals surging to increase the number of beds.

April 6th 43% of ICU Beds used 2,700 total ICU beds
April 10th 40% of ICU Beds used 2,900 total ICU beds
April 14th 40% of ICU Beds used 3,000 total ICU beds
April 19th 40% of ICU Beds used 3,100 total ICU Beds
April 26th 34 % of ICU Beds Used 3,600 Total ICU Beds

Similarly, the use of ventilators, in part because hospitals are treating some patients without ventilators due to the negative outcomes, has trended in a positive manner.

April 6th 29% of ventilators in use
April 10th 27% of ventilators in use
April 14th 25% of ventilators in use
April 26th 23% of ventilators in use

Those statistics are positive signs as we continue the social distancing guidelines and the "stay at home" order. However, the Illinois Department of Public Health announced today that there are 1,980 new cases and 50 deaths compared to 2,126 new cases and 59 deaths yesterday. The total confirmed cases in Illinois is 45,883. The death total in Illinois is now 1,983. Illinois has now performed 227,628 tests, including 12,678 in the last 24-hour period.

The specific number of cases and deaths in surrounding counties, as of today, are as follows:

  • Chicago has 18,682 cases and 772 deaths compared to 17,865 cases and 740 deaths yesterday
  • Suburban Cook County has 13,271 cases and 575 deaths compared to 12,709 cases and 573 deaths yesterday
  • Lake County reported 3,080 cases and 118 deaths compared to 2,990 cases and 118 deaths yesterday
  • Will County reported 2,173 cases and 136 deaths compared to 2,126 cases and 133 deaths yesterday.
  • Kane County has 1,185 cases and 39 deaths compared to 1,109 and 39 deaths yesterday.
  • McHenry has 538 cases and 28 deaths compared to 513 cases and 28 deaths yesterday
  • Kendall County has 218 cases and 5 deaths compared to 208 cases and 5 deaths yesterday

As you can see by the above numbers, DuPage is doing very well compared to other counties based on a per capita basis.

International statistics from the World Health Organization and CDC provide the following breakdown of cases from earlier today:

  • Worldwide Cases total 3,045,821 compared to 2,982,647 yesterday
  • Deaths worldwide total 210,379 compared to 206,342 deaths yesterday
  • Number of people who have completely recovered worldwide is now 916,367 copared to 875,299 yesterday

Globally, there are 1,919,075 active cases compared to 1,901,006 yesterday. The active cases are divided between 'mild condition' cases and 'serious or critical condition' cases. Active mild cases continue to be 97% of the cases.

LOWER ACTIVE MILD CASES GIVES HOPE TO THOSE WORLDWIDE THAT BELIEVE WE ARE NEARING THE END:

  • Worldwide mild condition cases: 1,862,648 compared to 1,843,444 yesterday.
  • Serious or Critical Condition cases: 56,427 cases compared to 57,562 yesterday

The United States shows a higher percentage of "mild" condition cases than the world, which has been the case for a long time.

  • United States confirmed cases: 1,000,441 compared to 980,784 yesterday.
  • US Deaths: 56,286 compared to 55,094 yesterday
  • Total US Recoveries: 137,465 compared to 118,735 recoveries yesterday.
  • US Active cases: 806,690 active cases compared to 806,955 yesterday.
  • Mild condition: 792,515 (98.3) compared to 791,839 (98%) yesterday.
  • Serious or Critical Condition cases: 14,175 compared to 15,116 yesterday.

(The higher percentage of mild cases in the USA is good news)

Some people have asked for periodic COVID-19 case numbers based on race. I've included two graphs regarding DuPage COVID-19 cases. The first bar graph shows that across all groups, the case rate is higher among African American DuPage County residents compared to white and Asian residents. The African American community is represented by the orange bars in the various age groups. This phenomenon is present in all age groups.

Confirmed Case Rates by Race Graphic

Likewise, the case rate is higher among Hispanic DuPage County residents when compared to non-Hispanic residents. The blue bar below represents the Hispanic population, which has a higher case count that non-Hispanics or all DuPage residents. According to the US Census Bureau, only 14.5 percent of our residents are Hispanic and 5.3% are African American.

Confirmed Case Rates by Ethnicity Graphic

We've seen similar racial disparity numbers at the state level, with positive case numbers for Hispanics and African Americans going well beyond the percentage of the population. Often, the DuPage County Health Department finds itself serving a disproportionate share of minority patients in our clinics for public health services. In order to meet those increased needs, without tax increases, we have developed a not for profit organization. "DuPage Health Matters", our new 501(c)(3) organization is accepting donations of all amounts during Giving Days DuPage. The link to our page is HERE. Please share this information with your constituents because public health has never been more important as we try to reach more people, in a continuing effort to make DuPage the healthiest county in the country.

The State of Illinois reports similar numbers regarding the cases by race as of today.

  • Hispanics have 28.2% of the confirmed cases compared to Census estimate of 17.4% of state population
  • Blacks have 29.7 % of the confirmed cases compared to Census estimate of 14.6% of state population
  • Whites have 31.6% of the confirmed cases compared to Census estimate of 76.9% of state population
Pie Chart

Today, the DuPage County Health Department confirmed COVID-19 cases have increased by 114 cases compared to 178 cases yesterday and compared to 124 cases the day before. In addition, we had three deaths. We now have a total of 2,739 cases and 138 deaths. 100 of the 138 deaths, or 72.4% of DuPage deaths from COVID-19, have been nursing home deaths.

The additional DuPage deaths from COVID-19 since yesterday are as follows:

  • Female resident of an Elmhurst long-term care facility in her 90s with underlying conditions,
  • Male resident of a Lombard long-term care facility in his 80s with underlying conditions, and
  • Male resident of a Wheaton long-term care facility in his 70s with underlying conditions.

The chart below shows you the deaths, statewide, from the first one on March 17th until today for a total of 2,125 deaths. The single worst day for deaths was today and the final bar to the right shows that the deaths were the most since the COVID-19 deaths have been recorded in Illinois after the number descended for five days.

COVID-19 Deaths Bar Graph

The Illinois Department of Public Health announced today that there are 2,219 new cases and 144 deaths compared to 2,126 new cases. The total confirmed cases in Illinois is 48,102. The death total in Illinois is now 2,125. Illinois has now performed 242,189 tests.

The specific number of cases and deaths in surrounding counties, as of today, are as follows:

  • Chicago has 19,594 cases and 803 deaths compared to 17,865 cases and 740 deaths yesterday
  • Suburban Cook County has 13,855 cases and 654 deaths compared to 12,709 cases and 573 deaths yesterday
  • Lake County reported 3,192 cases and 123 cases compared to 2,990 cases and 118 deaths yesterday
  • Will County reported 2,254 cases and 145 deaths compared to 2,126 cases and 133 deaths yesterday.
  • Kane County has 1,308 and 41 deaths compared to 1,109 and 39 deaths yesterday.
  • McHenry has 552 cases and 31 deaths compared to 513 cases and 28 yesterday
  • Kendall County has 235 cases and 5 deaths compared to 208 cases and 5 deaths yesterday

As you can see by the above numbers, DuPage continues to do better than our neighboring counties.

International statistics from the World Health Organization and CDC provide the following breakdown of cases from earlier today:

  • Worldwide Cases total 3,098,313 compared to 3,045,821 yesterday
  • Deaths worldwide total 213,601 compared to 210,379 yesterday
  • Number of people who have completely recovered worldwide is now 938,779 compared to 916,367 yesterday

Globally, there are 1,945,933 active cases compared to 1,919,075 yesterday. The active cases are divided between 'mild condition' cases and 'serious or critical condition' cases. Active mild cases continue to be 97% of the cases.

  • Worldwide mild condition cases: 1,899,820 compared to 1,862,648 yesterday.
  • Serious or Critical Condition cases: 56,113 compared to 56,427 cases compared to 57,562 yesterday (Hopefully, this is a trend that continues)

The United States shows a higher percentage of "mild" condition cases than the world, which has been the case for a long time.

  • United States confirmed cases: 1,016,065 cases compared to 1,000,441 yesterday.
  • US Deaths: 57,123 cases compared to 56,286 yesterday
  • Total US Recoveries: 139,691 compared to 137,465 yesterday.
  • US Active cases: 819,251 compared to 806,690 yesterday.
  • Mild condition: 805,064 (98.3%) compared to 792,515 (98.3) yesterday.
  • Serious or Critical Condition cases: 14,187 compared to 14,175 yesterday.

National Infant Immunization Week is a yearly observance highlighting the importance of protecting children two years and younger from vaccine preventable diseases. The observation began April 25th and ends Saturday May 2. The New York Times reported that data on vaccination rates across the country have dropped coinciding with the COVID-19 pandemic due to a fear of being exposed to the coronavirus, which could lead to outbreaks of vaccine preventable diseases.

The DuPage County Health Department is on the front line fighting the coronavirus but also provides vaccinations and other important public health services that are being impacted by COVID-19. Please be advised "DuPage Health Matters", our new 501(c)(3) organization, is accepting donations of all amounts during Giving Days DuPage. The link to our page is HERE.

Today, the DuPage County Health Department confirmed COVID-19 cases have increased by 159 cases compared to 114 cases yesterday and 178 cases cases the day before. In addition, we had seven deaths. We now have a total of 2,898 cases and 145 deaths. 106 of the 145 deaths, or 73.1% of DuPage deaths from COVID-19, have been nursing home deaths.

The additional DuPage deaths from COVID-19 since yesterday are as follows:

  • Male resident of a Wheaton long-term care facility in his 50s with underlying conditions,
  • Male resident of an Oak Brook long-term care facility in his 90s with underlying conditions,
  • Male resident of an Elmhurst long-term care facility in his 80s with underlying conditions,
  • Male resident of a Westmont long-term care facility in his 90s with underlying conditions,
  • Female resident of a Burr Ridge long-term care facility in her 100s with underlying conditions,
  • Female resident of a Downers Grove long-term care facility in her 80s with underlying conditions, and
  • Female resident of DuPage County in her 50s with underlying conditions who had been living in the community.

The Illinois Department of Public Health announced today that there are 2,253 cases and 92 deaths compared to 2,219 new cases and 144 deaths yesterday. The total confirmed cases in Illinois is 50,355. The death total in Illinois is now 2,215. Illinois has now performed 256,667 tests compared to 242,189 tests, as of yesterday.

The specific number of cases and deaths in surrounding counties, as of today, are as follows:

  • Chicago has 20,413 cases and 851 deaths compared to 19,594 cases and 803 deaths yesterday
  • Suburban Cook County has 14,467 cases and 665 deaths compared to 13,855 cases and 654 deaths yesterday
  • Lake County reported 3,382 cases and 128 deaths compared to 3,192 cases and 123 cases yesterday
  • Will County reported 2,369 cases and 148 deaths compared to 2,254 cases and 145 deaths yesterday.
  • Kane County has 1,412 cases and 45 deaths compared to 1,308 and 41 deaths yesterday.
  • McHenry has 588 cases and 33 deaths compared to 552 cases and 31 deaths yesterday
  • Kendall County has 255 cases and 7 deaths compared to 235 cases and 5 deaths yesterday

As you can see by the above numbers, DuPage continues to do better than our neighboring counties.

Hospitalization rates are slightly higher today statewide with 1290 ICU beds out of 3,589 occupied as of midnight last night. Of those patients, 777 were on ventilators, leaving 3,007 ventilators available for use.

As I've noted before, DuPage hospitals are located in Region 8, where 73 of the 500 ICU beds are available. Likewise, 210 of the 311 ventilators are available.

Region 8 Hospital Statistics

International statistics from the World Health Organization and CDC provide the following breakdown of cases from earlier today:

  • Worldwide Cases total 3,098,313 compared to 3,045,821 yesterday
  • Deaths worldwide total 213,601 compared to 210,379 yesterday
  • Number of people who have completely recovered worldwide is now 938,779 compared to 916,367 yesterday

Globally, there are 1,945,933 active cases compared to 1,919,075 yesterday. The active cases are divided between 'mild condition' cases and 'serious or critical condition' cases. Active mild cases continue to be 97% of the cases.

Worldwide mild condition cases: 1,899,820 compared to 1,862,648 yesterday.

Serious or Critical Condition cases: 56,113 compared to 56,427 cases yesterday and compared to 57,562 the day before.(Hopefully, this is a downward trend, for critical cases, that continues)

The United States shows a higher percentage of "mild" condition cases than the world, which has been a fact almost throughout the entire pandemic.

  • United States confirmed cases: 1,016,065 cases compared to 1,000,441 yesterday.
  • US Deaths: 57,123 cases compared to 56,286 yesterday
  • Total US Recoveries: 139,691 compared to 137,465 yesterday.

US Active cases: 819,251 compared to 806,690 yesterday.

  • Mild condition: 805,064 (98.3%) compared to 792,515 (98.3) yesterday.
  • Serious or Critical Condition cases: 14,187 compared to 14,175 yesterday.

The most vulnerable population in society is those that suffer from mental illness and the DuPage County Health Department has been proudly serving this population through our behavioral health services unit, which includes services through community partnerships, residential crisis, our 24/7 crisis unit, forensic behavioral health, and client services for adults, teens and children. Providing those services has always been financially difficult even in a community like DuPage County. COVID-19 has stretched those dollars and made it more difficult to provide the level of services that are necessary.

With the development of "DuPage Health Matters", our new 501(c)(3) organization, we can help those that need behavioral health services and make DuPage a better place. The not for profit organization is accepting donations of all amounts during Giving Days DuPage. The link to our page is HERE. These donations allow us to maximize the number of people who receive mental health services.

Today, the DuPage County Health Department confirmed COVID-19 cases have increased by 195 cases compared to 159 cases yesterday. In addition, we had nineteen deaths. We now have a total of 3,093 cases and 164 deaths. 121 of the 164 deaths, or 73.7% of DuPage deaths from COVID-19, have been nursing home deaths.

The additional DuPage deaths from COVID-19 since yesterday are as follows:

  • Female resident of DuPage County in her 80s with underlying conditions who had been living in the community,
  • Male resident of a Bloomingdale long-term care facility in his 60s with underlying conditions,
  • Male resident of a Naperville long-term care facility in his 60s with underlying conditions,
  • Male resident of a Westmont long-term care facility in his 90s with underlying conditions,
  • Male resident of a Bloomingdale long-term care facility in his 80s with underlying conditions,
  • Male resident of DuPage County in his 40s with underlying conditions who had been living in the community,
  • Male resident of a Downers Grove long-term care facility in his 90s with underlying conditions,
  • Male resident of a Wheaton long-term care facility in his 70s with underlying conditions,
  • Male resident of a Bloomingdale long-term care facility in his 70s with underlying conditions,
  • Male resident of a Bloomingdale long-term care facility in his 80s with underlying conditions,
  • Male resident of an Elmhurst long-term care facility in his 90s with underlying conditions,
  • Female resident of a Bloomingdale long-term care facility in her 90s with underlying conditions,
  • Female resident of a Westmont long-term care facility in her 80s with underlying conditions,
  • Female resident of DuPage County in her 80s with underlying conditions who had been living in the community,
  • Male resident of a Westmont long-term care facility in his 80s with underlying conditions,
  • Male resident of a Naperville long-term care facility in his 80s with underlying conditions,
  • Male resident of DuPage County in his 80s with underlying conditions who had been living in the community,
  • Female resident of a Lombard long-term care facility in her 80s with underlying conditions, and
  • Female resident of an Elmhurst long-term care facility in her 80s with underlying conditions.

The Illinois Department of Public Health announced today that there are 2,563 cases and 141 deaths compared to 2,253 cases and 92 deaths yesterday after 13,200 new test results were released. The total confirmed cases in Illinois is 52,918. The death total in Illinois is now 2,355. Illinois has now performed 269,867 tests.

The specific number of cases and deaths in surrounding counties, as of today, are as follows:

  • Chicago has 21,491 cases and 894 deaths compared to 20,413 cases and 851 deaths yesterday
  • Suburban Cook County has 15,022 cases and 713 deaths compared to 14,467 cases and 665 deaths yesterday
  • Lake County reported 3,509 cases and 138 deaths compared to 3,382 cases and 128 deaths yesterday
  • Will County reported 2,492 cases and 151 deaths compared to 2,369 cases and 148 deaths yesterday.
  • Kane County has 1,526 cases and 48 deaths compared to 1,412 cases and 45 deaths yesterday.
  • McHenry has 621 cases and 34 deaths compared to 588 cases and 33 deaths yesterday
  • Kendall County has 266 cases and 7 deaths compared to 255 cases and 7 deaths yesterday

As you can see by the above numbers, DuPage continues to do better than our neighboring counties.

Hospitalization rates are stable statewide with 1289 ICU beds (down from 1290 ICU beds yesterday) out of 3,667 occupied as of midnight last night. You may note that hospitals increased the total number of ICU beds from 3,589 ICU beds yesterday to 3,667. Of those patients, 785 up from 777, yesterday, were on ventilators, leaving 2,894 ventilators available for use.

As I've noted before, DuPage hospitals are located in Region 8, where 65 of the 508 ICU beds are available. Likewise, 207 of the 311 ventilators are available.

Region 8 Hospital Statistics

International statistics from the World Health Organization and CDC provide the following breakdown of cases from earlier today:

  • Worldwide Cases total 3,263,492 compared to 3,179,386 compared to yesterday
  • Deaths worldwide total 230,435 compared to 220,695 yesterday
  • Number of people who have completely recovered worldwide is now 1,030,716 compared to 986,087 yesterday

Globally, there are 2,002,341 active cases compared to 1,977,604 yesterday. The active cases are divided between 'mild condition' cases and 'serious or critical condition' cases. Active mild cases continue to be 97% of the cases.

  • Worldwide mild condition cases: 1,947,742 compared to 1,912,180 yesterday.
  • Serious or Critical Condition cases: 54,599 cases compared to 60,424,cases yesterday.
  • United States confirmed cases: 1,075,131 cases compared to 1,045,408 cases yesterday
  • US Deaths: 62,291 deaths compared to 60,093 yesterday
  • Total US Recoveries: 149,604 compared to 144,125 recoveries yesterday.
  • US Active cases:863,236 compared to 841,690 yesterday.
  • Mild condition: 844,539 (97.8%) compared to 822,580 (97.7%) yesterday.
  • Serious or Critical Condition cases: 18,647 compared to 14,110 yesterday.

The DuPage County Health Department is now accepting cloth face mask donations. If anyone is interested in donating face coverings, they should complete the Donation Offer Form.

Of course, not everyone has face coverings to donate but a monetary donation to our not for profit organization, “DuPage Health Matters", is accepting donations of all amounts during Giving Days DuPage. The link to our page is HERE. These donations allow us to maximize the number of masks that can be purchased. Any donation is appreciated and your help spreading the word is the only way that we can raise the necessary funds to have enough face coverings.

Today, the DuPage County Health Department confirmed COVID-19 cases have increased by 152 cases compared to 195 cases yesterday. In addition, we had 10 deaths. We now have a total of 3,245 cases and 174 deaths. 127 of the 174 deaths, or 72.9% of DuPage deaths from COVID-19, have been nursing home deaths.

The additional DuPage deaths from COVID-19 since yesterday are as follows:

  • Male resident of a Westmont long-term care facility in his 70s with underlying conditions,
  • Male resident of a Naperville long-term care facility in his 80s with underlying conditions,
  • Female resident of a Westmont long-term care facility in her 90s with underlying conditions,
  • Female resident of DuPage County in her 70s with underlying conditions who had been living in the community,
  • Female resident of a Bloomingdale long-term care facility in her 80s with underlying conditions,
  • Male resident of a Westmont long-term care facility in his 80s with underlying conditions,
  • Female resident of a Carol Stream long-term care facility in her 90s with underlying conditions,
  • Male resident of DuPage County in his 40s who had been living in the community,
  • Male resident of DuPage County in his 90s with underlying conditions who had been living in the community, and
  • Male resident of DuPage County in his 80s with underlying conditions who had been living in the community.

The Illinois Department of Public Health announced today that there are 3,137 new cases and 105 deaths compared to 2,563 cases and 141 deaths yesterday and 2,253 cases and 92 deaths the day before. 14,821 tests compared to 13,200 new test results, yesterday, were released. The total confirmed cases in Illinois is 56,055 compared to 52,918 yesterday. The death total in Illinois is now 2,457. Illinois has now performed 284,688 tests.

The specific number of cases and deaths in surrounding counties, as of today, are as follows:

  • Chicago has 22,718 cases and 945 deaths compared to 21,491 cases and 894 deaths yesterday
  • Suburban Cook County has 15,950 cases and 728 deaths compared to 15,022 cases and 713 deaths yesterday
  • Lake County reported 3,766 cases and 140 deaths compared to 3,509 cases and 138 deaths yesterday
  • Will County reported 2,617 cases and 158 deaths compared to 2,492 cases and 151 deaths yesterday.
  • Kane County has 1,677 cases and 52 deaths compared to 1,526 cases and 48 deaths yesterday.
  • McHenry has 666 cases and 37 deaths compared to 621 cases and 34 deaths yesterday
  • Kendall County has 281 cases and 7 deaths compared to 266 cases and 7 deaths yesterday

As you can see by the above numbers, DuPage continues to do better than our neighboring counties.

Hospitalization rates are stable statewide with 1,263 ICU beds, compared to 1289 yesterday and 1,290 the day before, in use. There are 3,667 total ICU beds. Of those patients, 777 compared to 785 yesterday and 777 the day before, are on ventilators, leaving 2,894 ventilators available for use.

Since yesterday, more ICU beds are available in Region 8, which is the region for all DuPage hospitals. As of midnight, last night, 88 of 508 ICU beds were available compared to 65 beds the day before. 212 of 313 ventilators were available compared to 207 out of 311, just a day before. I've attached graphics below showing the midnight timetable for this morning and then below that the day before.

Region 8 Hospital Statistics

In addition, 904 of the 3658 ICU beds statewide are available. 2,404 of 3,671 ventilators are also available as of midnight.

International statistics from the World Health Organization and CDC provide the following breakdown of cases from earlier today:

  • Worldwide Cases total 3,370,953 compared to 3,263,492 yesterday
  • Deaths worldwide total 238,007 compared to 230,435 yesterday
  • Number of people who have completely recovered worldwide is now 1,070,775 compared to 1,030,716 yesterday

Globally, there are 2,062,171 compared to 2,002,341 active cases yesterday. The active cases are divided between 'mild condition' cases and 'serious or critical condition' cases. Active mild cases continue to be 97% of the cases.

  • Worldwide mild condition cases: 2,012,196 compared to 1,947,742 yesterday.
  • Serious or Critical Condition cases: 49,975 compared to 54,599 cases yesterday and to 60,424,cases the day before.
  • United States confirmed cases: 1,113,231 cases compared to 1,075,131 cases yesterday
  • US Deaths: 64,942 deaths compared to 62,291 deaths yesterday
  • Total US Recoveries: 158,029 compared to 149,604 yesterday.
  • US Active cases:890,260 compared to 863,236 yesterday.
  • Mild condition: 875,142(98.3%) compared to 844,539 (97.8%) yesterday.
  • Serious or Critical Condition cases: 15,118 compared to 18,647 yesterday.

CDC released COVID-19 hospitalization information based on the previous week. Some of the takeaways from that report include the medical factors affecting the likelihood of hospitalization by age, the most common underlying conditions and a breakdown of patients by race.

The most common underlying conditions for hospitalized patients were hypertension, obesity, and metabolic disease. 57% of the patients had hypertension. 50% were considered obese and 41.1% had metabolic diseases. Some patients had more than one condition. As we move forward, those conditions are public health concerns where improvements in lifestyle and diet can be lifesaving.

"DuPage Health Matters", is accepting donations of all amounts during Giving Days DuPage. The link to our page is HERE. Any donation is appreciated and your help spreading the word is the only way that we can raise the necessary funds to continue to make DuPage the healthiest county in the State of Illinois.

Today, the DuPage County Health Department confirmed COVID-19 cases have increased by 194 cases compared to 152 cases yesterday. In addition, we had 15 deaths. We now have a total of 3,439 cases and 189 deaths. 137 of the 189 deaths, or 72.4% of DuPage deaths from COVID-19, have been nursing home deaths

The additional DuPage deaths from COVID-19 since yesterday are as follows:

  • Male resident of DuPage County in his 70s with underlying conditions who had been living in the community,
  • Male resident of DuPage County in his 60s with underlying conditions who had been living in the community,
  • Male resident of a Hinsdale long-term care facility in his 90s with underlying conditions,
  • Female resident of a Hinsdale long-term care facility in her 70s with underlying conditions,
  • Male resident of a Naperville long-term care facility in his 80s with underlying conditions,
  • Male resident of DuPage County in his 80s with underlying conditions who had been living in the community,
  • Female resident of a Bloomingdale long-term care facility in her 90s with underlying conditions,
  • Male resident of a Westmont long-term care facility in his 80s with underlying conditions,
  • Male resident of a Hinsdale long-term care facility in his 80s with underlying conditions,
  • Female resident of an Elmhurst long-term care facility in her 90s with underlying conditions,
  • Male resident of a Naperville long-term care facility in his 80s with underlying conditions,
  • Female resident of a Naperville long-term care facility in her 90s with underlying conditions,
  • Female resident of a Lombard long-term care facility in her 80s with underlying conditions,
  • Male resident of DuPage County in his 60s with underlying conditions who had been living in the community, and
  • Male resident of DuPage County in his 90s with underlying conditions who had been living in the community.

The Illinois Department of Public Health announced today that there are 2,450 new cases compared to 3,137 yesterday. Illinois also had an additional 102 deaths compared to 105 deaths yesterday. Illinois had a total of 15,208 tests compared to 14,821 tests yesterday. The death total in Illinois is now 2,559. Illinois has now performed 299,896 tests.

The specific number of cases and deaths in surrounding counties, as of today, are as follows:

  • Chicago reported 23,616 cases and 978 deaths
  • Suburban Cook County reported 16,611 cases and 765 deaths.
  • Lake County reported 3975 cases and 141 deaths
  • Will County reported 2,796 cases and 164 deaths
  • Kane County has 1,803 cases and 54 deaths.
  • McHenry has 693 cases and 38 deaths.
  • Kendall County has 291 cases and 6 deaths.

Statewide hospitalization rates are stable with utilization of 1,250 ICU beds compared to 1,263 yesterday and, 1289 the day before. There are 3,667 total ICU beds. Of those patients, 789 compared to 777 yesterday and 785 the day before, are on ventilators, leaving 2,894 ventilators available for use. Overall COVID-19 hospitalizations, including ICU beds, are down by 300 since Wednesday.

Since yesterday, more ICU beds are available in Region 8, which is the region for all DuPage hospitals. As of midnight, last night, 68 of 508 ICU beds were available compared to 88 of 508 yesterday and 65 beds the day before. 211 of 313 ventilators were available compared to 212 of 313 ventilators yesterday and 207 out of 311, just a day before. I have attached a graphic below showing the midnight timetable for today.

Region 8 Hospital Statistics

In addition, 977 ICU of 3,687 ICU beds statewide are available compared to 904 of the 3658 ICU beds yesterday. In addition, 2,383 out of 3,695 ventilators compared to 2,404 of 3,671 ventilators yesterday are also available.

International statistics from the World Health Organization and CDC provide the following breakdown of cases from earlier today:

  • Worldwide Cases total 3,456,207 compared to 3,370,953 yesterday
  • Deaths worldwide total 243,024 compared to 238,007 yesterday
  • Number of people who have completely recovered worldwide is now 1,102,551 compared to 1,070,775 yesterday

Globally, there are 2,110,632 compared to 2,062,171 active cases yesterday. The active cases are divided between 'mild condition' cases and 'serious or critical condition' cases. Active mild cases are now 98% of the cases compared to 97%, that was a constant number for quite long time.

  • Worldwide mild condition cases: 2,059,698 compared to 2,012,196 yesterday.
  • Serious or Critical Condition cases: 50,934 compared to 49,975 cases yesterday
  • United States confirmed cases: 1,147,358 compared to 1,113,231 cases yesterday
  • US Deaths: 66,640 deaths compared to 64,942 yesterday
  • Total US Recoveries: 162,107 compared to 158,029 yesterday.
  • US Active cases:918,611 compared to 890,260 yesterday.
  • Mild condition: 902,130 (98.2%) compared to 875,142(98.3%) yesterday.
  • Serious or Critical Condition cases: 16,481 compared to 15,118 yesterday.

As an emergency response to an unprecedented need caused by COVID-19, GivingTuesday, the groundbreaking global generosity movement, announced #GivingTuesdayNow will take place, tomorrow, May 5, 2020. The day is designed to drive an influx of generosity, citizen engagement, business and philanthropy activation, and support for communities and nonprofits around the world. As you know, our not for profit arm, DuPage Health Matters, is currently accepting donations. Click HERE to donate and please share on social media to all of your contacts. Thank you for your generosity, assistance, and support at this difficult time.

Today, the DuPage County Health Department confirmed COVID-19 cases have increased by 80 compared to 224 yesterday and 194 cases Saturday. In addition, we had 5 deaths. We now have a total of 3,743 cases and 197 deaths. 142 of the 197 deaths, or 72% of DuPage deaths from COVID-19, have been nursing home deaths. Only about 600 of the cases, however, are from nursing homes, which is about 16.4% of the cases.

The additional DuPage deaths from COVID-19 since yesterday are as follows:

  • Male resident of DuPage County in his 50s with underlying conditions who had been living in the community,
  • Male resident of DuPage County in his 60s with underlying conditions who had been living in the community,
  • Male resident of a Naperville long-term care facility in his 90s with underlying conditions,
  • Male resident of DuPage County in his 70s with underlying conditions who had been living in the community, and
  • Female resident of a Carol Stream long-term care facility in her 80s with underlying conditions.

The Illinois Department of Public Health announced today that there are 2,341 new cases compared to 2,994 new cases yesterday. Illinois also had an additional 46 more deaths compared to 63 deaths yesterday. The death total in Illinois is now 2,662. Illinois has now performed 333,147 tests and 63,840 tests have been positive for an overall positive rate of 19.1 percent. The positive rate for today was only 16.9% compared to 15.4 percent, yesterday.

The specific number of cases and deaths in surrounding counties, as of today, are as follows:

  • Chicago reported 25,805 cases and 1021 deaths
  • Suburban Cook County reported 17,910 cases and 781 deaths.
  • Lake County reported 4,252 cases and 151 deaths
  • Will County reported 3,066 cases and 169 deaths
  • Kane County has 2,115 cases and 57 deaths
  • McHenry has 790 cases and 38 deaths.
  • Kendall County has 326 cases and 6 deaths.

Statewide hospitalization rates appear to be trending downward with utilization of 1,232 ICU beds compared to 1,232 yesterday, and 1,250 ICU beds Saturday. There are 3,681 total ICU beds. Of those patients, 763 compared to 759 yesterday and 789 Saturday, are on ventilators, leaving 2,261 ventilators available for use. Overall, COVID-19 hospitalizations,ICU bed use and ventilator use, continue to trend downward.

Since yesterday, more ICU beds are available in Region 8, which is the region for all DuPage hospitals. As of midnight, last night, 77 of the 485 ICU beds were available compared to 63 yesterday. 220 out of 303 ventilators are available compared to 223 of 313 ventilators yesterday. I have attached a graphic below showing the midnight timetable for today.

Region 8 Hospital Statistics

In addition, 933 ICU beds out of 3,681 are available compared to 941 ICU beds out of 3,672, yesterday are available statewide. In addition, 2,261 out of 3,475 ventilators compared to 2,354 ventilators out of 3,690 are available statewide.

International statistics from the World Health Organization and CDC provide the following breakdown of cases from earlier today:

  • Worldwide Cases total 3,623,756 compared to 3,555,618 yesterday
  • Deaths worldwide total 250,977 compared to 247,663 yesterday
  • Number of people who have completely recovered worldwide is now 1,179,596 compared to 1,150,625 yesterday

Globally, there are 2,193,183 active cases compared to 2,157,330 active cases yesterday. The active cases are divided between 'mild condition' cases and 'serious or critical condition' cases. Active mild cases are now 98% of the cases compared to 97%, that was a constant number for quite long time, and now as it has remained at 98 percent, over many days.

  • Worldwide mild condition cases: 2,143,275 compared to 2,107,289 yesterday.
  • Serious or Critical Condition cases: 49,908 compared to 50,041 yesterday
  • United States confirmed cases: 1,202,055 compared to 1,184,711 yesterday
  • US Deaths: 69,159 compared to 68,430 yesterday
  • Total US Recoveries: 181,634 compared to 178,219 yesterday.
  • US Active cases: 951,262 compared to 938,062 yesterday.
  • Mild condition: 935,223(98.3%) cases compared to 921,923 (98.2%) yesterday.
  • Serious or Critical Condition cases:16,039 cases compared to 16,139 yesterday

Governor Jay Pritzker announced a five-phase plan that he is calling Restore Illinois. The State of Illinois is divided into 4 regions and each region may open at a different time. DuPage County is included with Cook, Lake, Will, McHenry, Kendall, Grundy, Kankakee, and Kane Counties. According to this approach, gatherings of 50 and the opening of restaurants would occur in phase four. According to the Governor, we are in phase 2.

Restore Illinois Graphic

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Today, the DuPage County Health Department confirmed COVID-19 cases have increased by 179 cases compared to 80 yesterday and 224 Sunday. In addition, we had 9 deaths. We now have a total of 3,922 cases and 206 deaths. 149 of the 206, or 72% of DuPage deaths from COVID-19, have been nursing home deaths. Only about 16.4% of the confirmed cases are from LTCFs.

The additional DuPage deaths from COVID-19 since yesterday are as follows:

  • Male resident of DuPage County in his 50s who had been living in the community,
  • Female resident of a Naperville long-term care facility in her 90s with underlying conditions,
  • Female resident of a Bloomingdale long-term care facility in her 90s with underlying conditions,
  • Female resident of an Oak Brook long-term care facility in her 90s with underlying conditions,
  • Female resident of a Bloomingdale long-term care facility in her 90s with underlying conditions,
  • Male resident of a Westmont long-term care facility in his 70s with underlying conditions,
  • Female resident of a Bloomingdale long-term care facility in her 80s with underlying conditions,
  • Female resident of a Burr Ridge long-term care facility in her 80s with underlying conditions, and
  • Male resident of DuPage County in his 80s with underlying conditions who had been living in the community.

The Illinois Department of Public Health announced today that there are 2,122 cases compared to 2,341 cases yesterday and 2,994 Sunday. Illinois also had an additional 176 deaths compared to yesterday's 46 deaths and 63 deaths Sunday. The death total in Illinois is now 2,838. Illinois has now performed 346,286 tests and 65,962 tests have been positive for an overall positive rate of 19 percent. The positive rate for today was only 16.1 percent compared to 16.9% yesterday.

The specific number of cases and deaths in surrounding counties, as of today, are as follows:

  • Chicago reported 26,606 cases and 1068 deaths
  • Suburban Cook County reported 18,617 cases and 854 deaths
  • Lake County reported 4,370 cases and 151 deaths
  • Will County reported 3,170 cases and 178 deaths
  • Kane County has 2,206 cases and 65 deaths
  • McHenry has 802 cases and 40 deaths.
  • Kendall County has 334 cases and 9 deaths.
  • Grundy County has 47 cases and 0 deaths.
  • Kankakee County has 393 cases and 27 deaths.

4,780 COVID-19 patients are currently hospitalized with 1,266 in ICU beds compared to 1,232 occupied ICU beds yesterday. There are 3,659 total ICU beds. Of those patients, 780 compared to 763 yesterday, are on ventilators, leaving 2,261 ventilators available for use. Overall, COVID-19 hospitalizations,ICU bed use and ventilator use, continue to be within manageable parameters and as a result additional hospitals have been, or are, closing.

Since yesterday, the ICU beds that are available in Region 8, which is the region for all DuPage hospitals is steady. As of midnight, last night, 75 of the 485 ICU beds were available compared to 77 yesterday. 222 out of 303 ventilators are available compared to 220 of 313 ventilators yesterday. I have attached a graphic below showing the midnight timetable for today.

Region 8 Hospital Statistics

In addition, 879 ICU beds compared to 933 ICU beds yesterday out of 3,659 are available statewide. In addition, 2.366 of the 3.469 ventilators compared to 2,261 out of 3,475 ventilators are available statewide.

International statistics from the World Health Organization and CDC provide the following breakdown of cases from earlier today:

  • Worldwide Cases total 3,705,426 compared to 3,623,756 yesterday
  • Deaths worldwide total 256,497 compared to 250,977 yesterday
  • Number of people who have completely recovered worldwide is now 1,227,489 compared to 1,179,596 yesterday

Globally, there are 2,221,440 active cases compared to 2,193,183 active cases yesterday. The active cases are divided between 'mild condition' cases and 'serious or critical condition' cases. Active mild cases are now 98%.

  • Worldwide mild condition cases: 2,172,117 compared to 2,143,275 yesterday.
  • Serious or Critical Condition cases: 49,223 compared to 49,908 yesterday and 50,041 the day before.
  • United States confirmed cases: 1,225,675 compared to 1,202,055 yesterday
  • US Deaths: 71,260 compared to 69,159 yesterday
  • Total US Recoveries: 192,242 compared to 181,634 yesterday.
  • US Active cases: 962,173 compared to 951,262 yesterday.
  • Mild condition: 946,005 (98.3%) compared to 935,223 (98.3%) yesterday.
  • Serious or Critical Condition cases:16,168 compared to 16,039 cases yesterday

Once again, if you are participating in Giving DuPage Days, please remember DuPage Health Matters.

Governor Jay Pritzker's five-phase plan, that he is calling Restore Illinois, divides the State of Illinois into 4 regions, including our region, the Northeastern Region. DuPage County is included with Cook, Lake, Will, McHenry, Kendall, Grundy, Kankakee, and Kane Counties. The big question being asked is how do we move to the next phase. We are currently in phase 2.

The determination of moving from Phase 2 to Phase 3 will be driven by the COVID-19 positivity rate in each region and measures of maintaining regional hospital surge capacity. This data will be tracked from the time a region enters Phase 2, onward.

  • At or under a 20 percent positivity rate and increasing no more than 10 percentage points over a 14-day period, and
  • No overall increase (i.e. stability or decrease) in hospital admissions for COVID-19-like illness for 28 days, and
  • Available surge capacity of at least 14 percent of ICU beds, medical and surgical beds, and ventilators
  • Testing available for all patients, health workers, first responders, people with underlying conditions, and residents and staff in congregate living facilities
  • Begin contract tracing and monitoring within 24 hours of diagnosis

The chart below shows the admissions, positivity, and the availability of medical beds, ICU beds and ventilators for the Northeastern Region. These are the metrics that we will be looking at to move to phase 3. All of the information is from IDPH and is not up to today's date, unfortunately, but it does provide valuable information.

Statistics

GivingTuesdayNow was not a big success for DuPage Health Matters. Today, we are struggling at about $5,000 less than our goal. People have a lot of wonderful organizations to donate to but supporting public health at a time when we see the destruction of our way of life, is imperative. We have 8 days to raise $5,000. If everyone gives $10, $25, $75 or whatever amount they can afford, we will raise the additional funds, which will come in handy as we fight COVID-19. Please share this information and urge people to join us in the last 8 days of Giving Days DuPage. Click HERE to donate and please share on social media to all of your contacts. Thank you for your generosity, assistance, and support at this difficult time.

Today, the DuPage County Health Department confirmed COVID-19 cases have increased by 160 cases compared to 179 cases yesterday. In addition, we had 11 deaths. We now have a total of 4,082 cases and 217 deaths. 157 of the 217, or 72% of DuPage deaths from COVID-19, have been nursing home deaths.

The additional DuPage deaths from COVID-19 since yesterday are as follows:

  • Female resident of a Downers Grove long-term care facility in her 90s with underlying conditions,
  • Female resident of DuPage County in her 60s with underlying conditions who had been living in the community,
  • Male resident of DuPage County in his 90s with underlying conditions who had been living in the community,
  • Female resident of an Elmhurst long-term care facility in her 70s with underlying conditions,
  • Female resident of an Oak Brook long-term care facility in her 80s with underlying conditions,
  • Female resident of an Elmhurst long-term care facility in her 90s with underlying conditions,
  • Female resident of a Hinsdale long-term care facility in her 70s with underlying conditions,
  • Male resident of a Downers Grove long-term care facility in his 80s with underlying conditions,
  • Female resident of an Itasca long-term care facility in her 80s with underlying conditions,
  • Male resident of a Naperville long-term care facility in his 90s with underlying conditions, and
  • Female resident of DuPage County in her 80s with underlying conditions who had been living in the community.

The Illinois Department of Public Health announced today that there are 2,270 cases compared to 2,122 cases yesterday. Illinois also had an additional 136 deaths compared to yesterday's 176 deaths. The death total in Illinois is now 2,974. Illinois has now performed 361,260 tests and 68,232 tests have been positive. The positive rate for today was only 15 percent compared to 16.1 percent yesterday and 16.9% Monday.

The specific number of cases and deaths in surrounding counties, as of today, are as follows:

  • Chicago reported 27,440 cases and 1,112 deaths
  • Suburban Cook County reported 19,249 cases and 892 deaths
  • Lake County reported 4,529 cases and 162 deaths
  • Will County reported 3,332 cases and 189 deaths
  • Kane County has 2,331 cases and 74 deaths
  • McHenry has 814 cases and 42 deaths.
  • Kendall County has 346 cases and 10 deaths.
  • Grundy County has 48 cases and 0 deaths.
  • Kankakee County has 416 cases and 27 deaths.

4,832 COVID-19 patients are currently hospitalized with 1231 in ICU beds compared to 4,780 COVID-19 hospitalized patients yesterday with 1,266 in ICU beds. There are 3,685 total ICU beds. Of those patients, 780 compared to 780 yesterday, are on ventilators, leaving 2,322 ventilators available for use throughout the State of Illinois. Dr. Ezike, Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, once again reminded everyone that 90 percent of the hosptialized patients have a co-morbidity. She also mentioned that people over 65 are in the group of people who have greater risks if they contract the virus.

International statistics from the World Health Organization and CDC provide the following breakdown of cases from earlier today:

  • Worldwide Cases total 3,792,278 compared to 3,705,426 yesterday
  • Deaths worldwide total 262,376 compared to 256,497 yesterday
  • Number of people who have completely recovered worldwide is now 1,278,167 compared to 1,227,489 yesterday

Globally, there are 2,251,735 active cases compared to 2,221,440 active cases yesterday. The active cases are divided between 'mild condition' cases and 'serious or critical condition' cases. Active mild cases are now 98%.

  • Worldwide mild condition cases: 2,203,175 compared to 2,172,117 yesterday.
  • Serious or Critical Condition cases: 48,560 compared to 49,223 yesterday, 49,908 Monday and 50,041 Sunday.
  • United States confirmed cases: 1,246,462 cases compared to 1,225,675 yesterday
  • US Deaths: 73,234 compared to 71,260 yesterday
  • Total US Recoveries: 203,753 compared to 192,242 yesterday.
  • US Active cases: 969,475 compared to 962,173 yesterday.
  • Mild condition: 953,302 (98.3%) compared to 946,005 (98.3%) yesterday.
  • Serious or Critical Condition cases:16,173 compared to 16,168 yesterday and 16,039 cases Monday.

Once again, if you are participating in Giving DuPage Days, please remember DuPage Health Matters.

The Governor's "Restore Illinois" plan, has the entire state in phase 2 and many people pushing to move into phase 3. We will continue to look at the statistics noted by the Governor and update you as the State of Illinois provides the information in order to provide you a peak at the timetable for the reopening of businesses and many activities.

Below, we have graphics from the state that show the hospital admissions, positivity rate, hospital bed availability, ICU room availability and ventilator use. The statistics below are for the entire Northeastern region and are the indicators for moving to the next phase.

The whole area needs a 20 percent positivity rate over a 14-day period. On May 7th, which is the most recent stat we have, the rate was 21.79 percent.

On the bright side, hospital daily admissions did decrease from May 1st to May 5th from 307 to 279. The numbers below also show 18 percent of the hospital beds, 19 percent of ICU beds and 64 percent of ventilators are available. All those numbers are within the numbers prescribed by the Governor's plan for moving to phase 3.

Statistics

The DuPage County Health Department confirmed COVID-19 cases have increased by 123 cases compared to 153 cases yesterday, 160 cases Wednesday and 179 cases Tuesday. In addition, we had 10 deaths. We now have a total of 4,378 cases and 237 deaths.

COVID-19 Cases by Hospital Admission Date among DuPage County Residents

Hospital admissions for DuPage are shown above with the highest number of admissions being 34 on April 20th and the most current date of May 6 showing seven admissions. The total DuPage hospital admissions is 895.

Our statistics show the outcomes for people with underlying conditions are at great risk. DCHD has worked to make our county healthy and that work has shown that are metrics, while distressful, are much better than other counties on a per capita basis. More, however, can be done if we can unleash the generosity of our people by giving to DuPage Health Matters, our charitable organization.

If everyone gives $10, $25, $75 or whatever amount they can afford, we will raise the additional funds to reduce hypertension and obesity, which are main underlying conditions causing deaths from COVID-19. Please share this information and urge people to join us in the last week of Giving Days DuPage. Click HERE to donate and please share on social media to all of your contacts. Thank you for your generosity, assistance, and support at this difficult time.

The Illinois Department of Public Health announced today that there are 2,887 new cases compared to 2,641 new cases yesterday. Illinois also had an additional 130 deaths compared to 138 deaths yesterday. The death total in Illinois is now 3,241. Illinois has now performed 399,714 tests and 73,760 tests have been positive. The positive rate for today was only 14 percent compared to 15 percent yesterday and Wednesday, 16.1 percent Tuesday and 16.9% Monday. Hopefully, this trend continues.

The specific number of cases and deaths in our region, as of today, are as follows:

  • Chicago reported 29,535 cases and 1,248 deaths
  • Suburban Cook County reported 20,701 cases and 949 deaths
  • Lake County reported 4,985 cases and 170 deaths
  • Will County reported 3,561 cases and 199 deaths
  • Kane County has 2,668 cases and 84 deaths
  • McHenry has 897 cases and 48 deaths.
  • Kendall County has 373 cases and 10 deaths.
  • Grundy County has 55 cases and 1 death.
  • Kankakee County has 458 cases and 29 deaths.

While we now are laser focused on that cohort group known as the Northeastern region, we also saw the total statewide numbers move in a positive direction with 4750 COVID 19 patients currently hospitalized. Of those patients, 1222 are in ICU beds. Of those patients, 727 are on ventilators. All three of these indicators are less than the numbers on Thursday and Wednesday. Again, we will be watching the statewide indicators with the hope that these reductions continue.

International statistics from the World Health Organization and CDC provide the following breakdown of cases from earlier today:

  • Worldwide Cases total 3,971,739 compared to 3,885,193 yesterday
  • Deaths worldwide total 273,795 compared to 268,801 yesterday
  • Number of people who have completely recovered worldwide is now 1,331,013 compared to 1,278,167 yesterday

Globally, there are 2,327,169 compared to 2,285,371 active cases yesterday. The active cases are divided between 'mild condition' cases and 'serious or critical condition' cases. Active mild cases are now 98%.

  • Worldwide mild condition cases:2,278,305 compared to 2,237,715 yesterday.
  • Serious or Critical Condition cases:48,864 compared to 47,664 yesterday
  • United States confirmed cases: 1,299,912 compared to 1,278,485 yesterday
  • US Deaths: 77,562 compared to 76,101 yesterday
  • Total US Recoveries: 219,485 compared to 214,276 yesterday
  • US Active cases: 1,002,865 compared to 988,108 yesterday
  • Mild condition: 985,845 compared to 972,403 (98.4%) yesterday
  • Serious or Critical Condition cases:17,020 compared to 15,705 yesterday

Once again, we have graphics from the state that show the hospital admissions, positive test rate, hospital bed availability, ICU room availability and ventilator use. The statistics below are for the entire Northeastern region and are the indicators for moving to the next phase.

The whole area needs a 20 percent positive test rate over a 14-day period. On May 7th, which is the most recent stat we have, the rate was 21.79 percent.

On the bright side, hospital daily admissions did decrease from May 1st to May 6th from 307 to 280. The numbers below also show 18 percent of the hospital beds, 19 percent of ICU beds and 64 percent of ventilators are available. All those numbers are within the numbers prescribed by the Governor's plan for moving to phase 3.

Statistics

The DuPage County Health Department confirmed COVID-19 cases have increased by 142 cases compared to 123 cases yesterday. In addition, we had 10 deaths. We now have a total of 4,520 cases and 247 deaths. The rolling 3 day average for hospital admissions, as of this morning was 3.3, which you can see by the graph below.

COVID-19 Cases by Hospital Admission Date among DuPage County Residents

The State of Illinois has provided statistics in the last several weeks showing that Hispanics and African Americans have a greater percentage of cases than the percentage of the population that these two ethnic groups represent in Illinois. We've included graphs below showing the case rate for Hispanics and mortality rate compared against all DuPage County cases and deaths.

Confirmed case rates per 100,000 Population by Ethnicity

We also have DuPage centric statistics for cases and deaths among African Americans in DuPage compared to the rest of the population. That information is contained in the graphs below.

Confirmed case rates per 100,000 Population by Race

DuPage County does not have a community based testing site. However, our website does have information on various test sites that don't require a doctor's order.

Community Based Testing Locations

The Illinois Department of Public Health announced today that there are 2,225 new cases compared to 2,887 new cases yesterday. Illinois also had an additional 108 deaths compared to 130 deaths yesterday. The death total in Illinois is now 3,349. Illinois has now performed 416,331 tests and 76,035 tests have been positive. The positive rate for today was only 13.3 percent compared to 14 percent yesterday, 15 percent Thursday and Wednesday, 16.1 percent Tuesday and 16.9% Monday. Hopefully, this trend continues.

The specific number of cases and deaths in our region, as of today, are as follows:

  • Chicago reported 30,393 cases and 1,289 deaths
  • Suburban Cook County reported 21,281 cases and 975 deaths
  • Lake County reported 5,199 cases and 173 deaths
  • Will County reported 3,636 cases and 202 deaths
  • Kane County has 2,818 cases and 88 deaths
  • McHenry has 936 cases and 52 deaths.
  • Kendall County has 388 cases and 12 deaths.
  • Grundy County has 58 cases and 1 death.
  • Kankakee County has 479 cases and 29 deaths.

You've seen statistics both on the news and in these daily reports about the high incidence of death in nursing home COVID-19 cases. Below, we have graphs that show the percentage of DuPage cases and deaths that are in long-term care facilities.

Confirmed Cases Assosicated with Long-Term Care Facilities

The Governor had stated that every staff member and resident would be tested in long-term care facilities. So far, that testing has not occurred. In cases where there is a known case among staff or residents, the DuPage County Health Department works with the facility and the Illinois Department of Public Health. The facility is provided IDPH's guidance for testing but the responsibility for testing is left to the facility by IDPH.

The statewide number of COVID 19 hospital patients as of midnight was 4739 down from 4750 yesterday. Of those patients, 1215 are in ICU beds. Of those patients, 739 are on ventilators. Region 8, which is primarily DuPage, has 87 of its 511 ICU beds and 212 of its 401 ventilators available. The graph below shows hospitalization utilization over time. As of midnight, in addition to the number of COVID-19 patients, there was 17,327 non-COVID-19 patients in the hospital and 10,402 open beds.

Statistics

International statistics from the World Health Organization and CDC provide the following breakdown of cases from earlier today:

  • Worldwide Cases total 4,073,369 compared to 3,971,739 yesterday
  • Deaths worldwide total 278,901 compared to 273,795 yesterday
  • Number of people who have completely recovered worldwide is now 1,417,286 compared to 1,331,013 yesterday

Globally, there are 2,377,182 active cases compared to 2,327,169 active cases yesterday. The active cases are divided between 'mild condition' cases and 'serious or critical condition' cases. Active mild cases are now 98%.

  • Worldwide mild condition cases:2,329,182 compared to 2,278,305 yesterday.
  • Serious or Critical Condition cases:47,714 compared to 48,864 yesterday
  • United States confirmed cases: 1,335,668 compared to 1,299,912 yesterday
  • US Deaths: 79,468 compared to 77,562 yesterday
  • Total US Recoveries: 224,633 compared to 219,485 yesterday
  • US Active cases: 1,031,567 compared to 1,002,865 yesterday
  • Mild condition: 1,014,724 (98.4%) compared to 985,845 (98.4%) yesterday
  • Serious or Critical Condition cases:16,843 compared to 17,020 yesterday

The Northeastern Region of the Governor's Restore Illinois Plan includes DuPage County. According to the plan, the entire region needs a 20 percent positive case test rate, or lower, over a 14-day period. On May 7th, which is the most recent stat we have from the state, the Northeastern region's rate was 21.79 percent. You should be aware that DuPage has tested below this rate consistently as noted by the chart below. As you can see, DuPage remains below the 20 percent positive rate. Unfortunately, Chicago has an average rate of 24.9 percent.

Number of Specimens Tested

Today, the DuPage County Health Department confirmed COVID-19 cases have increased by 95 cases compared to 142 cases yesterday. In addition, we had 1 death. DuPage now has a total of 4,615 cases and 248 deaths.

The Illinois Department of Public Health announced today that there are 1,706 new cases compared to 2,225 new cases yesterday. Illinois also had an additional 57 deaths compared to 108 deaths yesterday. The death total in Illinois is now 3,406. Illinois has now performed 429,984 tests and 77,741 tests have been positive. The positive test rate continues to drop on a daily basis statewide. Below is the positive test rate for the entire Week:

Monday, May 4 16.9 percent
Tuesday, May 5 16.1 percent
Wednesday, May 6 15 percent
Thursday, May 7 15 percent
Friday, May 8 14 percent
Saturday, May 9 13.3 percent
Sunday, May 10 12.4 percent

Unfortunately, the entire State of Illinois positive rate case is not a factor in whether our county will soon reopen. It does, however, indicate that while we continue to have thousands of new cases, we are also testing many people who are negative for COVID 19.

The specific number of cases and deaths in our region, as of today, are as follows:

  • Chicago reported 30,950 cases and 1,337 deaths.
  • Suburban Cook County reported 21,705 cases and 980 deaths
  • Lake County reported 5,245 cases and 173 deaths
  • Will County reported 3,684 cases and 202 deaths
  • Kane County has 3,003 cases and 89 deaths
  • McHenry has 945 cases and 51 deaths.
  • Kendall County has 421 cases and 12 deaths.
  • Grundy County added 0 cases today and has only 58 cases and 1 death.
  • Kankakee County has 540 cases and 30 deaths.

The statewide number of COVID 19 hospital patients as of midnight was 4,293 down from 4739 yesterday and from 4750 Friday. Of those patients, 1232 are in ICU beds. Of those patients, 709 are on ventilators. Hospital Region 8, which is primarily DuPage, has 76 of its 511 ICU beds and 240 of its 401 ventilators available. The graph below shows statewide hospitalization utilization over time. As of midnight, in addition to the number of COVID-19 patients, there were 17,296 non-COVID-19 patients in the hospital and 10,904 open beds. The bottom dark blue portion in all three instances, represents COVID patients. As you can see, the curve has continued to be relatively flat. On April 12th, we had 4,091 COVID patients, 1159 of which were in ICU beds and 800 that were on ventilators.

Statistics

International statistics from the World Health Organization and CDC provide the following breakdown of cases from earlier today:

  • Worldwide Cases total 4,156,676 compared to 4,073,369 yesterday
  • Deaths worldwide total 282,824 compared to 278,901 yesterday
  • Number of people who have completely recovered worldwide is now 1,467,305 compared to 1,417,286 yesterday

Globally, there are 2,406,547 active cases compared to 2,377,182 active cases yesterday. The active cases are divided between 'mild condition' cases and 'serious or critical condition' cases. Active mild cases are now 98%.

  • Worldwide mild condition cases:2,359,512 compared to 2,329,182 yesterday.
  • Serious or Critical Condition cases:47,035 compared to 47,714 yesterday and 48,864 Friday
  • United States confirmed cases: 1,356,629 compared to 1,335,668 yesterday
  • US Deaths: 80,422 compared to 79,468 yesterday
  • Total US Recoveries: 240,616 compared to 224,633 yesterday
  • US Active cases: 1,035,591 compared to 1,031,567 yesterday
  • Mild condition: 1,019,097 (98.4%) compared to 1,014,724 (98.4%) yesterday
  • Serious or Critical Condition cases:16,494 compared to 16,843 yesterday and 17,020 Friday

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The drug Remdesivir, which in preliminary trials showed a faster recovery for patients, was delivered over the weekend to select states, hit hardest by the pandemic. Illinois, which ranks third in the number of cases, trailing only New York and New Jersey, received 140 cases.

The Northeastern Region of the Governor's Restore Illinois Plan includes DuPage County. According to the plan, the entire region needs a 20 percent positivity rate over a 14-day period. On May 8th, which is the most recent stat we have from the state, the Northeastern region's rate was 22.54 percent. DuPage remains below the 20 percent positive rate. Unfortunately, Chicago has an average rate of 24.9 percent. The Governor noted today that all the other regions of the state are below the 20 percent rate.

Statistics

The indicators as shown above, with the exception of the positive case rate, are within the parameters necessary to move into phase 3 according to the Governor's Restore Illinois plan.

In the Northeastern region, daily hospital admissions have decreased from 307 on May 1st to 267 on May 8th. Each day showed a decrease in the number of admissions. The DuPage local hospital admission data now has a 3-day rolling average of 2 per day, as of yesterday. That number was as high as 34 on April 20th.

Cases by Hospital Admission Date

Today, the DuPage County Health Department confirmed COVID-19 cases have increased by 155 compared to 95 cases yesterday. In addition, we had 4 deaths. We now have a total of 4,770 cases and 252 deaths.

The Illinois Department of Public Health announced today that there are 1,266 new cases compared to 1,706 new cases yesterday and 2,225 new cases Saturday. Illinois also had an additional 54 deaths compared to 57 deaths yesterday and 108 deaths Saturday. The death total in Illinois is now 3,459. Illinois has now performed 442,425 tests and 79,007 tests have been positive. The positive test rate for the day was 10.1 percent and continues a trend that we have followed since last Monday as shown below:

Monday, May 4 16.9 percent
Tuesday, May 5 16.1 percent
Wednesday, May 6 15 percent
Thursday, May 7 15 percent
Friday, May 8 14 percent
Saturday, May 9 13.3 percent
Sunday, May 10 12.4 percent

Unfortunately, the entire State of Illinois positive rate case is not a factor in whether our county will soon reopen. It does, however, indicate that while we continue to have thousands of new cases, we are also testing many people who are negative for COVID 19.

The specific number of cases and deaths in our region, as of today, are as follows:

  • Chicago reported 31,327 cases and 1376 deaths.
  • Suburban Cook County reported 22,054 cases and 985 deaths
  • Lake County reported 5,323 cases and 173 deaths
  • Will County reported 3,740 cases and 202 deaths
  • Kane County has 3,126 cases and 90 deaths
  • McHenry has 958 cases and 52 deaths.
  • Kendall County has 431 cases and 12 deaths.
  • Grundy County has only 60 cases and 1 death.
  • Kankakee County has 557 cases and 30 deaths.

The statewide number of COVID 19 hospital patients as of midnight was 4,319 up from 4,293 yesterday but down from 4739 Saturday and from 4750 Friday. Of those patients, 1248 are in ICU beds. Of those patients, 730 are on ventilators. Hospital Region 8, which is primarily DuPage, has 98 of its 511 ICU beds and 244 of its 397 ventilators available. The graph below shows hospitalization utilization over time. As of midnight, in addition to the number of COVID-19 patients, there were 17,156 non-COVID-19 patients in the hospital and 11,008 open beds.

Open beds or ventilators are represented by the orange color. The light blue represents non-COVID-19 patients and the dark blue in all three categories are the COVID-19 patients.

International statistics from the World Health Organization and CDC provide the following breakdown of cases from earlier today:

  • Worldwide Cases total 4,156,676 compared to 4,073,369 yesterday
  • Deaths worldwide total 282,824 compared to 278,901 yesterday
  • Number of people who have completely recovered worldwide is now 1,467,305 compared to 1,417,286 yesterday

Globally, there are 2,406,547 active cases compared to 2,377,182 active cases yesterday. The active cases are divided between 'mild condition' cases and 'serious or critical condition' cases. Active mild cases are now 98%.

  • Worldwide mild condition cases:2,382,733 compared to 2,359,512 yesterday.
  • Serious or Critical Condition cases:46,931 compared to 47,035 yesterday, 47,714 Saturday and 48,864 Friday
  • United States confirmed cases: 1,376,650 compared to 1,356,629 yesterday
  • US Deaths: 81,173 compared to 80,422 yesterday
  • Total US Recoveries: 258,419 compared to 240,616 yesterday
  • US Active cases: 1,037,058 compared to 1,035,591 yesterday
  • Mild condition: 1,021,585 (98.5%) compared to 1,019,097 (98.4%) yesterday
  • Serious or Critical Condition cases:16,473 compared to 16,494 yesterday, 16,843 Saturday and 17,020 Friday

The new normal as we enter new phases may include people wearing masks at work and in public. However, we do not have enough masks now and we'll need more in the future if everyone needs to wear a mask. You can help by donating masks by clicking HERE. If you do not have a mask to donate, but you want to help, DuPage Health Matters is accepting monetary donations that can be used to purchase PPE. The link to our page to donate is HERE.

IDPH addressed the concerns many that the COVID-19 death count is being overestimated or underestimated. According to Dr. Ngozi Ezeke, cases in which individuals died with a positive diagnosis but the cause of death is obviously not COVID-19, such as a car accident or gunshot wound, are being removed from the death totals. However, in other cases, in which patients may have both COVID-19 and other conditions, it is more difficult to separate the cause of death.

The Northeastern Region of the Governor's Restore Illinois Plan includes DuPage County. According to the plan, the entire region needs a 20 percent positivity rate over a 14-day period. You should be aware that DuPage has tested below this rate consistently as noted by the chart below. DuPage remains below the 20 percent positive rate.

As of today, the only number that continues to be a problem for the Northeastern region is the positivity rate, which is 21.4%.

Statistics

Today, the DuPage County Health Department confirmed COVID-19 cases have increased by 347 compared to 155 cases yesterday and 95 cases Sunday. In addition, we had 7 deaths. We now have a total of 5,117 cases and 259 deaths.

The Illinois Department of Public Health announced today that there are 4,014 new cases compared to 1,266 new cases yesterday, 1,706 new cases Sunday and 2,225 new cases Saturday. Illinois also had an additional 144 deaths compared to 54 deaths yesterday, 57 deaths Sunday and 108 deaths Saturday. The death total in Illinois is now 3,601. Illinois has now performed 471,691 tests and 83,021 tests have been positive. The seven-day rolling statewide positive test rate, with a 3-day lag, for the day was 18 percent. The high number of positive tests, however, should be viewed with the understanding that the positive tests were based on 29,266 tests for the day.

The specific number of cases and deaths in our region, as of today, are as follows:

  • Chicago reported 32,557 cases and 1,441 deaths.
  • Suburban Cook County reported 22,913 cases and 1,008 deaths
  • Lake County reported 5,662 cases and 185 deaths
  • Will County reported 3,896 cases and 210 deaths
  • Kane County has 3,592 cases and 93 deaths
  • McHenry has 1026 cases and 55 deaths.
  • Kendall County has 477 cases and 15 deaths.
  • Grundy County has only 61 cases and 1 death.
  • Kankakee County has 583 cases and 31 deaths.

The statewide number of COVID 19 hospital patients as of midnight was 4,626 up from 4,319 yesterday. Of those patients, 1,215 are in ICU compared to yesterday when 1248 were in ICU beds. Of those patients, 730 are on ventilators, which is the same number as yesterday. Hospital Region 8, which is primarily DuPage, has 110 of its 472 ICU beds are available, compared to 98 yesterday. 242 ventilators are available, compared to 244 of 397 total ventilators yesterday. The graph below shows hospitalization utilization over time. As of midnight, in addition to the number of COVID-19 patients, there were 17,272 non-COVID-19 patients in the hospital and 10,531 open beds.

Cases by Hospital Admissionl Date

International statistics from the World Health Organization and CDC provide the following breakdown of cases from earlier today:

  • Worldwide Cases total 4,324,735 compared to 4,233,012 yesterday
  • Deaths worldwide total 291,725 compared to 285,791 yesterday
  • Number of people who have completely recovered worldwide is now 1,571,071 compared to 1,517,557 yesterday

Globally, there are 2,461,939 active cases compared to 2,429,664 active cases yesterday. The active cases are divided between 'mild condition' cases and 'serious or critical condition' cases. Active mild cases are now 98%.

  • Worldwide mild condition cases:2,415,596 compared to 2,382,733 yesterday.
  • Serious or Critical Condition cases:46,343 compared to 46,931 yesterday, 47,035 Sunday, 47,714 Saturday and 48,864 Friday.
  • United States confirmed cases: 1,402,275 compared to 1,376,650 yesterday
  • US Deaths: 83,121 compared to 81,173 yesterday
  • Total US Recoveries: 276,175 compared to 258,419 yesterday
  • US Active cases: 1,042,979 compared to 1,037,058 yesterday
  • Mild condition: 1,026,534 (98.4%) compared to 1,021,585 (98.5%) yesterday
  • Serious or Critical Condition cases:16,445 compared to 16,473 yesterday,16,494 Sunday, 16,843 Saturday and 17,020 Friday

The final days of Giving DuPage Days is upon us. The last chance to donate is today, Wednesday, and finally Thursday until midnight. DuPage Health Matters is accepting monetary donations that can be used to purchase PPE. The link to our page to donate is HERE.

Today, Dr. Ngozi Ezike, the Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, praised local health departments, including the DuPage County Health Department, as she recognized the work being done at the local level. She reminded people that resources are used daily at the local level to prevent diseases, keep our food safe, and contain outbreaks. For about 30 days, you've heard about the countywide fundraiser known as Giving DuPage Days and the health department's 501(c)(3) organization, DuPage Health Matters, as we compete to raise funds during these difficult times. We received good news late yesterday that a donor has agreed to match the next $5,000 in donations to our organization. It is a challenge, but with your help we may be able to reach the goal. Please let your network of contacts know that tomorrow is the last day for donating to this cause. The link to the page is HERE

The Northeastern Region of the Governor's Restore Illinois Plan includes DuPage County. According to the plan, the entire region needs a 20 percent positivity rate over a 14-day period. Below is a graph showing both the daily positivity rate and the rolling seven day average. On May 10th, which is highlighted, the seven day rolling average is 21 percent and the daily reported positivity rate is 15 percent. On May 23rd, the first of the seven days, the seven day average was 23 percent and the daily reported percentage was 22.

Percent Positive Tests Rolling Average

As of today, the only number that continues to be a problem for the Northeastern region is the positivity rate. The arrow in the green for other variables, however, is good news for a move to phase 3.

Northeast Region Statistics

Today, the DuPage County Health Department confirmed COVID-19 cases have increased by 117 compared to 347 cases yesterday, 155 cases Monday and 95 cases Sunday. In addition, we had 10 deaths. We now have a total of 5,234 cases and 269 deaths. The ten deaths today include 2 males in their 60s, 1 female and 1 male in their 70s, 4 females in their 80s, 1 male and 1 female, both in their 90s.

The Illinois Department of Public Health announced today that there are 1,677 new cases compared to 4,014 new cases yesterday, 1,266 new cases Monday, 1,706 new cases Sunday and 2,225 new cases Saturday. Illinois also had an additional 192 deaths compared to 144 deaths yesterday, 54 deaths Monday, 57 deaths Sunday and 108 deaths Saturday. The death total in Illinois is now 3,792. Illinois has now performed 489,359 tests and 84,698 tests have been positive. The seven-day rolling statewide positive test rate, with a 3-day lag, for the day was 17 percent compared to 18 percent yesterday. The difference between this rate and the Northeastern rate, cited above, has fueled openings of businesses and decisions by some areas downstate to ignore the Governor's order.

The specific number of cases and deaths in the Northeastern region, as of today, are as follows:

  • Chicago reported 33,074 cases and 1,493 deaths.
  • Suburban Cook County reported 23,332 cases and 1096 deaths
  • Lake County reported 5,758 cases and 194 deaths
  • Will County reported 3,973 cases and 214 deaths
  • Kane County has 3,744 cases and 98 deaths
  • McHenry has 1049 cases and 56 deaths.
  • Kendall County has 496 cases and 15 deaths.
  • Grundy County has only 62 cases and 1 death.
  • Kankakee County has 607 cases and 31 deaths.

The statewide number of COVID 19 hospital patients as of midnight was 4,563 down from 4,626 yesterday. Of those patients, 1,208, down from 1,215, yesterday, are in ICU Beds. Of those patients, 714 are on ventilators compared to 730 yesterday who were on ventilators. Hospital Region 8, which is primarily DuPage, has 82 of its 475 ICU beds, compared to 110 yesterday, available. 183 ventilators compared to 242 ventilators, yesterday, are available. The graph below shows hospitalization utilization over time. As of midnight, in addition to the number of COVID-19 patients, there were 17,619 non-COVID-19 patients in the hospital, which was an increase of about 350 people, and 10,248 open beds.

Cases by Hospital Admissionl Date

International statistics from the World Health Organization and CDC provide the following breakdown of cases from earlier today:

  • Worldwide Cases total 4,399,070 compared to 4,324,735 yesterday
  • Deaths worldwide total 296,092 compared to 291,725 yesterday
  • Number of people who have completely recovered worldwide is now 1,644,398 compared to 1,571,071 yesterday

Globally, there are 2,458,580 compared to 2,461,939 active cases yesterday. The active cases are divided between 'mild condition' cases and 'serious or critical condition' cases. Active mild cases are now 98%.

  • Worldwide mild condition cases:2,412,681 compared to 2,415,596 yesterday.
  • Serious or Critical Condition cases:45,899 compared to 46,343 yesterday, 46,931 Monday, 47,035 Sunday, 47,714 Saturday and 48,864 Friday.
  • United States confirmed cases: 1,420,421 compared to 1,402,275 yesterday
  • US Deaths: 84,353 compared to 83,121 yesterday
  • Total US Recoveries: 305,723 compared to 276,175 yesterday and 258,419 Monday
  • US Active cases: 1,030,345 compared to 1,042,979 yesterday
  • Mild condition: 1,013,972 compared to 1,026,534 (98.4%) yesterday

The final days of Giving DuPage Days is upon us. The last chance to donate is today, Wednesday, and finally Thursday. DuPage Health Matters is accepting monetary donations that can be used to purchase PPE. The link to our page to donate is HERE.

For the first time in the history of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Northeast Region of the Governor's Restore Illinois Plan is within all the metrics in phase 3. All of these metrics have to average these numbers for 14 days but despite that reality, it is good news that we now see a positivity rate below 20 percent and it appears that phase three will be arriving at the end of May as planned. The Northeast region, which counts DuPage as a member, was the last of the four state regions to "go green" with all of its metric.

Northeast Region Statistics

While everyone is happy after reading the good news in the first paragraph and looking at the graphs above, I wanted to make one last pitch for DuPage Health Matters. Perhaps, today is the day that the word will spread as we meet the challenge to raise $5,000 by midnight tonight. Spread the word to all of your email contacts and social media contacts. It does work when we all send out the word. Again the link to the page is HERE. Donations are tax deductible and for every dollar you give, it will be matched by another dollar from our generous donor. That is the power of giving to DuPage Health Matters on this day as we close Giving Days DuPage at midnight.

Today, the DuPage County Health Department confirmed COVID-19 cases have increased by 223 cases compared to 117 cases yesterday, 347 cases Tuesday, 155 cases Monday and 95 cases Sunday. In addition, we had 9 deaths. We now have a total of 5,452 cases and 278 deaths. The ten deaths today include 1 female in her 30s, 1 female and 2 males in their 70s, 2 females in their 80s, and 3 females in their 90s. Statewide there were 22,678 tests in the last 24 hours so the high case numbers recently are still less than the 20 percent positivity rate.

Many of you have asked for the information that is provided below, which we update on a weekly basis. As you can see by the graphs, 75.7 percent of the deaths of DuPage residents are associated with a long-term care facility. The lower graph shows that 72.7 percent of the deaths are of people with an underlying medical condition.

Confirmed COVID-19 Related Deaths with Lond-Term Care Facilities

The Illinois Department of Public Health announced today that there are 3,239 new cases compared to 1,677 new cases yesterday and 4,014 new cases Tuesday, 1,266 new cases Monday, 1,706 new cases Sunday and 2,225 new cases Saturday. Illinois also had an additional 138 deaths compared to 192 deaths yesterday, 144 deaths Tuesday, 54 deaths Monday, 57 deaths Sunday and 108 deaths Saturday. The death total in Illinois is now 3,928. Illinois has now performed 512,037 tests and 87,937 tests have been positive.

The specific number of cases and deaths in our region, as of today, are as follows:

  • Chicago reported 34,341 cases and 1,552 deaths.
  • Suburban Cook County reported 24,116 cases and 1123 deaths
  • Lake County reported 5,992 cases and 202 deaths
  • Will County reported 4,090 cases and 231 deaths
  • Kane County has 3,995 cases and 104 deaths
  • McHenry has 1083 cases and 57 deaths.
  • Kendall County has 518 cases and 17 deaths.
  • Grundy County has only 65 cases and 1 death.
  • Kankakee County has 623 cases and 31 deaths.

The statewide number of COVID 19 hospital patients as of midnight was 4,473 down from 4,563 yesterday and 4,626 Tuesday. Of those patients, 1,132 down from 1,208 yesterday are in ICU Beds. Of those patients, 689 are on ventilators compared to 714 yesterday who were on ventilators. Hospital Region 8, which is primarily DuPage, has 110 of its 475 ICU beds, compared to 82 yesterday, available. 214 ventilators compared to 183 ventilators, yesterday, are available. The graph below shows statewide hospitalization utilization over time. As of midnight, in addition to the number of COVID-19 patients, there were 17,714 non-COVID-19 patients in the hospital and 10,226 open beds.

Statistics

International statistics from the World Health Organization and CDC provide the following breakdown of cases from earlier today:

  • Worldwide Cases total 4,501,843 compared to 4,399,070 yesterday
  • Deaths worldwide total 302,169 compared to 296,092 yesterday
  • Number of people who have completely recovered worldwide is now 1,695,295 compared to 1,644,398 yesterday

Globally, there are 2,504,379 compared to 2,458,580 active cases yesterday. The active cases are divided between 'mild condition' cases and 'serious or critical condition' cases. Active mild cases are now 98%.

  • Worldwide mild condition cases:2,458,887 compared to 2,412,681 yesterday.
  • Serious or Critical Condition cases:45,492 compared to 45,899 yesterday compared to 46,343 Tuesday, 46,931 Monday, 47,035 Sunday, 47,714 Saturday and 48,864 Friday.
  • United States confirmed cases: 1,420,421 compared to 1,402,275 yesterday
  • US Deaths: 84,353 compared to 83,121 yesterday
  • Total US Recoveries: 305,723 compared to 276,175 yesterday and 258,419 Monday
  • US Active cases: 1,030,345 compared to 1,042,979 yesterday
  • Mild condition: 1,013,972 (98.4%) compared to 1,026,534 (98.4%) yesterday
  • Serious or Critical Condition cases:16,252 compared to 16,373 yesterday,16,445 Tuesday, 16,473 Monday,16,494 Sunday, 16,843 Saturday and 17,020 Friday

The chart below shows that critical or serious cases, which are the type that cause hospital overcrowding and the use of ICU beds and ventilators, is on the decline both globally and in the United States.

Date World Serious/Critical USA Serious/Critical
Friday, May 8 48,864 Cases 17,020 Cases
Saturday, May 9 47,714 Cases 16,843 Cases
Sunday, May 10 47,035 Cases 16,494 Cases
Monday, May 11 46,931 Cases 16,473 Cases
Tuesday, May 12 46,343 Cases 16,445 Cases
Wednesday, May 13 45,899 Cases 16,373 Cases
Thursday, May 14 45,492 Cases 16,252 Cases

With that good news, we are ending this report with one last request to help us fund DuPage Health Matters. With the final hours of Giving DuPage now here, the last chance to donate is 11:59 p.m. The link to our page to donate is HERE.

Our region, the Northeast Region of the Governor's Restore Illinois Plan, is within all the metrics in phase 3. Today, our positivity rate dropped slightly. A decreasing score is good news because we need to stay under 20 percent. Each metric has to average these numbers for 14 days. The daily positivity rate today was 17 percent in the Northeast region but the 7-day average, including a 3-day lag, shows a 19.4 percent positivity rate. However, that number continues to decline over time.

Northeast Region Statistics

Today, the DuPage County Health Department confirmed COVID-19 cases have increased by 165 cases compared to 223 yesterday, 117 cases Wednesday, 347 cases Tuesday, 155 cases Monday and 95 cases Sunday. In addition, we had 7 deaths. We now have a total of 5,622 cases and 278 deaths. The seven deaths today include 1 male in his 60s, 2 males in their 70s, 3 females in their 80s, and 1 male in his 90s.

The Illinois Department of Public Health announced today that there are 2,432 new cases compared to 3,239 new cases yesterday, 1,677 new cases Wednesday, 4,014 new cases Tuesday, 1,266 new cases Monday, 1,706 new cases Sunday and 2,225 new cases Saturday. Illinois also had an additional 130 deaths compared to 138 deaths yesterday, 192 deaths Wednesday, 144 deaths Tuesday, 54 deaths Monday, 57 deaths Sunday and 108 deaths Saturday. The death total in Illinois is now 4,058. Illinois has now performed 538,602 tests and 90,369 have been positive.

The specific number of cases and deaths in our region, as of today, are as follows:

  • Chicago reported 35,183 cases and 1606 deaths
  • Suburban Cook County reported 24,722 cases and 1156 deaths
  • Lake County reported 6157 cases and 207 deaths
  • Will County reported 4,277 cases and 237 deaths
  • Kane County has 4,159 cases and 107 deaths
  • McHenry has 1123 cases and 62 deaths.
  • Kendall County has 531 cases and 17 deaths.
  • Grundy County has only 73 cases and 1 death.
  • Kankakee County has 647 cases and 31 deaths.

The statewide number of COVID-19 hospital patients as of midnight was 4,367 down from 4,473 yesterday, 4,563 Wednesday and 4,626 Tuesday. Of those patients, 1,129 down from 1,132 yesterday, and 1,208 Wednesday, are in ICU Beds. Of those patients, 675 compared to 689 yesterday and 714 on Wednesday are on ventilators. Hospital Region 8, which is primarily DuPage, has 93 compared to yesterday's 110 of its 475 ICU beds, available. 254 ventilators compared to 214 ventilators, yesterday, are available. The graph below shows hospitalization utilization over time. As of midnight, in addition to the number of COVID-19 patients, there were 17,839 non-COVID-19 patients in the hospital and 10,187 open beds.

Statistics

International statistics from the World Health Organization and CDC provide the following breakdown of cases from earlier today:

  • Worldwide Cases total 4,593,395 compared to 4,501,843 yesterday
  • Deaths worldwide total 306,376 compared to 302,169 yesterday
  • Number of people who have completely recovered worldwide is now 1,738,166 compared to 1,695,295 yesterday

Globally, there are 2,548,853 active cases compared to 2,504,379 active cases yesterday. The active cases are divided between 'mild condition' cases and 'serious or critical condition' cases. Active mild cases are now 98%.

  • Worldwide mild condition cases:2,503,675 compared to 2,458,887 yesterday.
  • Serious or Critical Condition cases:45,178 (The chart below shows a decline day to day for the last week)
  • United States confirmed cases: 1,470, 688 compared to 1,449,430 yesterday
  • US Deaths: 87,773 compared to 86,572 yesterday
  • Total US Recoveries: 317,614 compared to 316,169 yesterday
  • US Active cases: 1,065,301 compared to 1,046,689 yesterday
  • Mild condition: 1,049,128 (98.5%) compared to 1,030,437 (98.4%) yesterday
  • Serious or Critical Condition cases:16,177 (A decline from week to week with daily case counts is on a chart below).

The chart below shows that critical or serious cases, which are the type that cause hospital overcrowding and the use of ICU beds and ventilators, is on the decline both globally and in the United States.

Date World Serious/Critical USA Serious/Critical
Friday, May 8 48,864 Cases 17,020 Cases
Saturday, May 9 47,714 Cases 16,843 Cases
Sunday, May 10 47,035 Cases 16,494 Cases
Monday, May 11 46,931 Cases 16,473 Cases
Tuesday, May 12 46,343 Cases 16,445 Cases
Wednesday, May 13 45,899 Cases 16,373 Cases
Thursday, May 14 45,492 Cases 16,252 Cases
Friday, May 15 45,178 Cases 16,177 Cases

We ended Giving Days DuPage last night at 11:59 p.m. We proudly met and surpassed our goal in our first fundraising effort. Thank you for your assistance in helping us reach that goal.

For the third day in succession, the Northeast Region of the Governor's Restore Illinois Plan is within all the metrics in phase 3. Today, our positivity rate dropped slightly once again. Each metric must average within these ranges for 14 days. The daily positivity rate today was 18 percent in the Northeast region but the 7-day average, including a 3-day lag, shows a 18.8 compared to 19.4 percent positivity rate yesterday and 19.9 the day before.

Northeast Region Statistics

Today, the DuPage County Health Department confirmed COVID-19 cases have increased by 171 compared to 165 cases yesterday, 223 Thursday, 117 cases Wednesday, 347 cases Tuesday, 155 cases Monday and 95 cases Sunday. In addition, we had 6 deaths. We now have a total of 5,622 cases and 291 deaths. The six deaths today include 4 females in their 80s and 2 females in their 90s.

The Illinois Department of Public Health announced today that there were 2,088 new cases compared to 2,432 new cases yesterday. Illinois also had an additional 71 deaths compared to 130 deaths yesterday. The death total in Illinois is now 4,129. Illinois has now performed 561,649 tests and 92,457 have been positive.

The specific number of cases and deaths in our region, as of today, are as follows:

  • Chicago reported 36,006 cases and 1620 deaths (Increase of 823 cases & 14 deaths)
  • Suburban Cook County reported 25,206 cases and 1194 deaths (Increase of 484 cases & 38 deaths)
  • Lake County reported 6382 cases and 209 deaths (Increase of 225 cases and 2 deaths)
  • Will County reported 4312 cases and 240 deaths (Increase of 35 cases & 3 deaths)
  • Kane County has 4,263 cases and 109 deaths (Increase of 104 cases & 2 deaths)
  • McHenry has 1156 cases and 62 deaths. (Increase of 33 cases and 0 deaths)
  • Kendall County has 543 cases and 17 deaths. (Increase of 12 cases and 0 deaths)
  • Grundy County has only 73 cases and 1 death. (No increase in numbers today)
  • Kankakee County has 657 cases and 31 deaths. (Increase of 10 cases & 0 Deaths).

The statewide number of COVID 19 hospital patients as of midnight was 4,306, which is a decrease from 4,367 yesterday, 4,473 Thursday, 4,563 Wednesday and 4,626 Tuesday. Of those patients, 1,135 up from 1,129 yesterday, down from 1,132 Thursday, and 1,208 Wednesday, are in ICU Beds. Of those patients, 653 compared to 675 yesterday, 689 Thursday and 714 on Wednesday are on ventilators. Hospital Region 8, which is primarily DuPage, has 120 compared to yesterday's 93, of its 475 ICU beds, available. 228 ventilators compared to 254 ventilators, yesterday, are available. The graph below shows hospitalization utilization over time. As of midnight, in addition to the number of COVID-19 patients, there were 17,975 non-COVID-19 patients in the hospital and 10,281 open beds.

Statistics

Open beds or ventilators are represented by the orange color. The light blue represents non-COVID-19 patients and the dark blue in all three categories are the COVID-19 patients.

International statistics from the World Health Organization and CDC provide the following breakdown of cases from earlier today:

  • Worldwide Cases total 4,692,059 compared to 4,593,395 yesterday
  • Deaths worldwide total 311,026 compared to 306,376 yesterday
  • Number of people who have completely recovered worldwide is now 1,801,979 compared to 1,738,166 yesterday

Globally, there are 2,579,054 active cases compared to 2,548,853 active cases yesterday. The active cases are divided between 'mild condition' cases and 'serious or critical condition' cases. Active mild cases are now 98%.

  • Worldwide mild condition cases:2,534,299 compared to 2,503,675 yesterday.
  • Serious or Critical Condition cases:44,755 (The chart below shows a decline day to day for the last week)
  • United States confirmed cases: 1,497,096 compared to 1,470,688 yesterday
  • US Deaths: 89,124 compared to 87,773 yesterday.
  • Total US Recoveries: 336,724 compared to 317,614 yesterday
  • US Active cases: 1,071,248 compared to 1,065,301 yesterday
  • Mild condition: 1,055,188 (98.5%) compared to 1,049,128 (98.5%) yesterday
  • Serious or Critical Condition cases:16,060 (A decline from week to week with daily case counts is on a chart below).

The chart below shows that critical or serious cases, which are the type that cause hospital overcrowding and the use of ICU beds and ventilators, is on the decline both globally and in the United States.

Date World Serious/Critical USA Serious/Critical
Friday, May 8 48,864 Cases 17,020 Cases
Saturday, May 9 47,714 Cases 16,843 Cases
Sunday, May 10 47,035 Cases 16,494 Cases
Monday, May 11 46,931 Cases 16,473 Cases
Tuesday, May 12 46,343 Cases 16,445 Cases
Wednesday, May 13 45,899 Cases 16,373 Cases
Thursday, May 14 45,492 Cases 16,252 Cases
Friday, May 15 45,178 Cases 16,177 Cases
Saturday, May 16 44,755 Cases 16,060 Cases

The Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation has published a graph, which I've attached below based on modeling and actual results. As you can see the blue line represents tests and projected tests, the brown line was the estimated projections and the yellow line is the confirmed infections. The data is for the entire United States. The line in the center starting at the top indicates today's date.

Daily infections and testing

For the fourth day in succession, the Northeast Region of the Governor' Restore Illinois Plan is within all the metrics in phase 3. Today, our positivity rate dropped slightly once again. Each metric must average these numbers for 14 days. The daily positivity rate today was 19 percent in the Northeast region but the 7-day average, including a 3-day lag, had an 18.3 percent rate compared to yesterday's 18.8%, Friday' 19.4 percent rate and Thursday's 19.9% rate.

Northeast Region Statistics

In DuPage, COVID-19 cases have increased by 99 cases compared to 171 cases yesterday. In addition, we had 5 deaths. We now have a total of 5,892 cases and 296 deaths. The five deaths today include 1 male in his 60s, 1 female in her 70s, 2 females in their 80s and 1 female in her 90s.

The Illinois Department of Public Health announced today that there are 1,734 new cases compared 2,088 yesterday. Illinois also had an additional 48 deaths compared to 71 deaths yesterday. The death total in Illinois is now 4,177. Illinois has now performed 581,944 tests and 94,191 have been positive.

The specific number of cases and deaths in our region, as of today, are as follows:

  • Chicago reported 36,621 cases and 1636 deaths.
  • Suburban Cook County reported 25,597 cases and 1203 deaths.
  • Lake County reported 6,489 cases and 215 deaths.
  • Will County reported 4,388 cases and 240 deaths.
  • Kane County has 4,396 cases and 115 deaths.
  • McHenry has 1179 cases and 62 deaths.
  • Kendall County has 563 cases and 17 deaths.
  • Grundy County has only 74 cases and 1 death.
  • Kankakee County has 669 cases and 31 deaths.

The statewide number of COVID 19 hospital patients as of midnight was 4,190, which is a decrease from the 4,306 patients yesterday. Of those patients, 1,134 are in ICU beds and 735 of those patients are on ventilators. Hospital Region 8, which is primarily DuPage, has 95 ICU beds of its 500 ICU beds, available. 242 out of 474 ventilators are available. The graph below shows state hospitalization utilization over time. As of midnight, in addition to the number of COVID-19 patients, there were 17,045 non-COVID-19 patients in the hospital and 11,172 open beds.

Statistics

Open beds or ventilators are represented by the orange color. The light blue represents non-COVID-19 patients and the dark blue in all three categories are the COVID-19 patients.

The World Health Organization and CDC provide the following breakdown of global cases from earlier today:

  • Worldwide Cases total 4,772,583 compared to 4,692,059 yesterday
  • Deaths worldwide total 315,184 compared to 311,026 yesterday
  • Number of people who have completely recovered worldwide is now 1,844,148 compared to 1,801,979 yesterday

Globally, there are 2,613,215 active cases compared to 2,579,054 active cases yesterday. The active cases are divided between 'mild condition' cases and 'serious or critical condition' cases. Active mild cases remain at 98 percent.

  • Worldwide mild condition cases:2,568,520 compared to 2,534,299 yesterday.
  • Serious or Critical Condition cases:44,731 compared to 44,755 yesterday
  • United States confirmed cases: 1,515,966 compared to 1,497,096 yesterday
  • US Deaths: 90,346 compared to 89,124 yesterday.
  • Total US Recoveries: 340,727 compared to 336,724 yesterday
  • US Active cases: 1,084,893 compared to 1,071,248 yesterday
  • Mild condition: 1,068,645 (98.5%) compared to 1,055,188 (98.5%) yesterday
  • Serious or Critical Condition cases:16,248 compared to 16,060 yesterday (This is the first day with an increase after 9 days of declining critical cases)

For the fifth consecutive day, the Northeast Region of the Governor's Restore Illinois Plan is within all the metrics in phase 3. Today, our positivity rate dropped slightly once again. Each metric must average these numbers for 14 days. The daily positivity rate today was 17 percent in the Northeast region but the 7-day average, including a 3-day lag, had an 17.9 percent compared to yesterday's 18.3 percent rate, Saturday’s 18.8%, Friday's 19.4 percent and Thursday's 19.9% positivity rate. This is an exciting trend that is necessary to move to phase three.

Northeast Region Statistics

Today, the DuPage County Health Department confirmed COVID-19 cases have increased by 141 cases compared to 99 cases yesterday. In addition, we had 6 deaths. We now have a total of 6,033 cases and 302 deaths. The deaths today include 1 female in her 50s, 1 female in her 70s, 2 females in their 80s and 2 males in their 90s.

The Illinois Department of Public Health announced today that there are 2,294 cases compared to 1,734 new cases yesterday. Illinois also had an additional 59 deaths compared to 48 deaths yesterday. The death total in Illinois is now 4,234. Illinois has now performed 603,241 tests and 96,485 have been positive.

The specific number of cases and deaths in our region, as of today, are as follows:

  • Chicago reported 37,434 and 1,681 deaths.
  • Suburban Cook County reported 26,256 cases and 1208 deaths.
  • Lake County reported 6,645 and 215 deaths.
  • Will County reported 4,455 cases and 240 deaths.
  • Kane County has 4,584 cases and 115 deaths.
  • McHenry has 1209 cases and 62 deaths.
  • Kendall County has 579 cases and 18 deaths.
  • Grundy County has only 75 cases and 1 death.
  • Kankakee County has 673 cases and 31 deaths.

The statewide number of COVID 19 hospital patients as of midnight was 4,120, which is a decrease from yesterday's 4,190 patients. Of those patients, 1,096 are in ICU beds compared to 1,134 that were in ICU beds yesterday. Of those ICU patients, 630 are on ventilators, which is reduced from 735 that were on ventilators yesterday. Hospital Region 8, which is primarily DuPage, has 106 ICU beds of its 487 ICU beds, available. 294 out of 536 ventilators are available. The graph below shows state hospitalization utilization over time. As of midnight, in addition to the number of COVID-19 patients, there were 16,748 non-COVID-19 patients in the hospital and 12,017 open beds.

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Open beds or ventilators are represented by the orange color. The light blue represents non-COVID-19 patients and the dark blue in all three categories are the COVID-19 patients.

International statistics from the World Health Organization and CDC provide the following breakdown of cases from earlier today:

  • Worldwide Cases total 4,859,342 compared to 4,772,583 yesterday
  • Deaths worldwide total 318,530 compared to 315,184 yesterday
  • Number of people who have completely recovered worldwide is now 1,888,179 compared to 1,844,148 yesterday

Globally, there are 2,652,635 active cases compared to 2,613,215 active cases yesterday. The active cases are divided between 'mild condition' cases and 'serious or critical condition' cases. Active mild cases are now 98 percent.

  • Worldwide mild condition cases:2,608,674 compared to 2,568,520 yesterday.
  • Serious or Critical Condition cases:43,959 compared to 44,731 yesterday
  • United States confirmed cases: 1,538,117 compared to 1,515,966 yesterday
  • US Deaths: 91,460 compared to 90,346 yesterday.
  • Total US Recoveries: 351.348 compared to 340,727 yesterday
  • US Active cases: 1,095,309 compared to 1,084,893 yesterday
  • Mild condition: 1,079,324 compared to 1,068,645 (98.5%) yesterday
  • Serious or Critical Condition cases:15,985 down from 16,248 yesterday and 16,060 Saturday

The big news today from Springfield is that Governor Pritzker announced that restaurants and bars will be able to open with outside seating in phase 3. Earlier in the day, the Illinois Department of Public Health withdrew an emergency rule that would have resulted in class A misdemeanor charges for businesses that open in violation of the executive order.

For the seventh consecutive day, the Northeast Region of the Governor's Restore Illinois Plan is within all the metrics in phase 3. Today, our positivity rate dropped slightly once again. Each metric must average these numbers for 14 days. The daily positivity rate today was 15 percent in the Northeast region but the 7-day average, including a 3-day lag, had a 17.4 percent rate compared to yesterday's 17.5 percent rate, Monday's 17.9 percent rate, Sunday's 18.3 percent rate, Saturday's 18.8%, Friday's 19.4 percent and Thursday's 19.9% positivity rate. This is an exciting trend that is necessary to move to phase 3.

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TToday, the DuPage County Health Department confirmed COVID-19 cases have increased by 125 new cases compared to 139 new cases yesterday. In addition, we had 10 deaths. We now have a total of 6,297 cases and 324 deaths. The deaths today include 1 male in his 20s, 1 male in his 40s, 1 male in his 60s, 3 females in their 70s, 2 males in their 70s and 2 females in their 80s.

The Illinois Department of Public Health announced today that there are 2,388 new cases compared to 1,545 new cases yesterday. Illinois also had an additional 147 deaths compared to 146 deaths yesterday. The death total in Illinois is now 4,525. Illinois has now performed 642,713 tests and 100,418 have been positive. The statewide 7-day positivity rate, with a three-day lag, is 14 percent.

The specific number of cases and deaths in our region, as of today, are as follows:

  • Chicago reported 38,839 and 1,787 deaths.
  • Suburban Cook County reported 27,374 cases and 1287 deaths.
  • Lake County reported 6,905 and 231 deaths.
  • Will County reported 4,695 cases and 247 deaths.
  • Kane County has 4,813 cases and 136 deaths.
  • McHenry has 1255 cases and 66 deaths.
  • Kendall County has 610 cases and 19 deaths.
  • Grundy County has only 83 cases and 2 deaths.
  • Kankakee County has 703 cases and 36 deaths.

Dr. Nogzi Ezike, the Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health noted that we are seeing a decrease in the numbers of people hospitalized, the numbers of people in the ICU and the numbers of individuals on the ventilators associated with COVID-19. She called it exciting news.

The statewide number of COVID 19 hospital patients as of midnight was 3,914 compared to 4,002 yesterday. Of those patients, 1,005 patients were occupying ICU beds compared to 993 yesterday. Of those ICU patients, 554 are on ventilators compared to 576 who were on ventilators yesterday. Hospital Region 8, which is primarily DuPage, has 70 of its 462 ICU beds, available. 238 out of 536 ventilators are available. The graph below shows state hospitalization utilization over time. As of midnight, in addition to the number of COVID-19 patients, there were 17,045 non-COVID-19 patients in the hospital and 10,439 open beds.

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Open beds or ventilators are represented by the orange color. The light blue represents non-COVID-19 patients and the dark blue in all three categories are the COVID-19 patients.

International statistics from the World Health Organization and CDC provide the following breakdown of cases from earlier today:

  • Worldwide Cases total 5,035,991 compared to 4,956,725 yesterday
  • Deaths worldwide total 326,239 compared to 323,095 yesterday
  • Number of people who have completely recovered worldwide is now 1,988,644 compared to 1,941,288 yesterday

Globally, there are 2,721,108 active cases compared to 2,692,346 active cases yesterday. The active cases are divided between 'mild condition' cases and 'serious or critical condition' cases. Active mild cases are now 98 percent.

  • Worldwide mild condition cases:2,675,639 compared to 2,647,286 yesterday.
  • Serious or Critical Condition cases:45,469 compared to 45,060 yesterday
  • United States confirmed cases: 1,576,625 compared to 1,561,766 yesterday
  • US Deaths: 93,858 compared to 92,812 yesterday.
  • Total US Recoveries: 362,850 compared to 361,174 yesterday
  • US Active cases: 1,119,917 compared to 1,107,780 yesterday
  • Mild condition: 1,102,668 compared to 1,090,901 yesterday
  • Serious or Critical Condition cases:17,249 up from 16,879 yesterday

For the eighth consecutive day, the Northeast Region of the Governor's Restore Illinois Plan is within all the metrics need to advance to phase 3. Today, our positivity rate dropped slightly once again. The daily positivity rate today was 15 percent in the Northeast region but the 7-day average, including a 3-day lag, had a 16.8% percent rate. The following chart shows the daily progress since Thursday May 14th.

Thursday, May 14 19.9 percent rate
Friday, May 15 19.4 percent rate
Saturday, May 16 18.8 percent rate
Sunday, May 17 18.3 percent rate
Monday, May 18 17.9 percent rate
Tuesday, May 19 17.5 percent rate
Wednesday, May 20 17.4 percent rate
Thursday, May 21 16.8 percent rate

Today the DuPage County Health Department confirmed COVID-19 cases have increased by 170 new cases compared to 125 new cases yesterday. In addition, we had 7 deaths. We now have a total of 6,467 cases and 331 deaths. The deaths today include 1 male in his 60s, 1 female in her 70s, 1 male in his 70s, 1 male in his 90s, and 3 females in their 90s.

The data that is being shared worldwide has indicated that individuals with underlying conditions are more likely to suffer greater consequences from contracting the virus. The graph below from the DuPage County Health Department, indicates that of the COVID-19 deaths for DuPage residents, the majority had at least one underlying condition. We share that data weekly and it has remained statistically constant through this pandemic. Many of the underlying conditions can be eliminated through lifestyle choices and perhaps the losses suffered through this pandemic will make everyone aware of the need for community health initiatives and personal responsibility for one's own health. As the first graph shows, the existence of one underlying medical condition is a major factor among all age groups for deaths. In addition to people with underlying conditions being more likely to die from the virus, they are more likely to have more intensive health issues while suffering from the virus.

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In addition, nursing home deaths during the pandemic have shined a spotlight on long-term care facilities. At a recent briefing, the Illinois Department of Public Health Director, Ngozi Ezike, agreed that nursing home residents were suffering a disproportionate share of deaths compared to cases. She said that this fact pattern was also true in Europe

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With only 17.9 percent of DuPage cases associated with the COVID-19 virus, it is astounding that 76.4 percent of the deaths are associated with a long-term care facility.

The Illinois Department of Public Health announced today that there are 2,268 new cases compared to 2,388 new cases yesterday. Illinois also had an additional 87 deaths compared to 147 deaths yesterday. The death total in Illinois is now 4,607. Illinois has now performed 672,020 tests and 102,686 have been positive.

The specific number of cases and deaths in our region, as of today, are as follows:

  • Chicago reported 39,755 and 1,814 deaths.
  • Suburban Cook County reported 27,796 cases and 1300 deaths.
  • Lake County reported 7,128 and 237 deaths.
  • Will County reported 4,797 cases and 250 deaths.
  • Kane County has 4,981 cases and 145 deaths.
  • McHenry has 1282 cases and 67 deaths.
  • Kendall County has 627 cases and 19 deaths.
  • Grundy County has only 82 cases and 2 deaths.
  • Kankakee County has 709 cases and 40 deaths.

The statewide number of COVID 19 hospital patients as of midnight was 4,107 compared to 3,914 yesterday. Of those patients, 1,088 patients were occupying ICU beds compared to 1,005 yesterday. Of those ICU patients, 609 are on ventilators compared to 554 who were on ventilators yesterday. Hospital Region 8, which is primarily DuPage, has 139 of its 482 ICU beds, available. 303 out of 536 ventilators are available. The graph below shows state hospitalization utilization over time. As of midnight, in addition to the number of COVID-19 patients, there were 17,249 non-COVID-19 patients in the hospital and 11,737 open beds.

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Open beds or ventilators are represented by the orange color. The light blue represents non-COVID-19 patients and the dark blue in all three categories are the COVID-19 patients.

International statistics from the World Health Organization and CDC provide the following breakdown of cases from earlier today:

  • Worldwide Cases total 5,149,443 compared to 5,035,991 yesterday
  • Deaths worldwide total 332,022 compared to 326,239 yesterday
  • Number of people who have completely recovered worldwide is now 2,055,127 compared to 1,988,644 yesterday

Globally, there are 2,762,294 active cases compared to 2,721,108 active cases yesterday. The active cases are divided between 'mild condition' cases and 'serious or critical condition' cases. Active mild cases are now 98 percent.

  • Worldwide mild condition cases:2,716,372 compared to 2,675,639 yesterday.
  • Serious or Critical Condition cases:45,922 compared to 45,469 yesterday
  • United States confirmed cases: 1,604,109 compared to 1,576,625 yesterday
  • US Deaths: 95,571 compared to 93,858 yesterday.
  • Total US Recoveries: 371,795 compared to 362,850 yesterday
  • US Active cases: 1,136,743 compared to 1,119,917 yesterday
  • Mild condition: 1,118,594 compared to 1,102,668 yesterday
  • Serious or Critical Condition cases:18,149 up from 17,249 yesterday

For the tenth consecutive day, the Northeast Region of the Governor's Restore Illinois Plan is within all the metrics need to advance to phase 3. Today, our positivity rate dropped slightly once again. The daily positivity rate today was 13 percent in the Northeast region but the 7-day average, including a 3-day lag, had a 15.5% percent rate. The following chart shows the daily progress since Thursday May 14th.

Thursday, May 14 19.9 percent rate
Friday, May 15 19.4 percent rate
Saturday, May 16 18.8 percent rate
Sunday, May 17 18.3 percent rate
Monday, May 18 17.9 percent rate
Tuesday, May 19 17.5 percent rate
Wednesday, May 20 17.4 percent rate
Thursday, May 21 16.8 percent rate
Friday, May 22 16.3 percent rate
Saturday, May 23 15.5 percent rate

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Today, the DuPage County Health Department confirmed COVID-19 cases have increased by 177 new cases compared to 260 new cases yesterday. In addition, we had 1 death. We now have a total of 6,904 cases and 337 deaths. The death today was a female in her 90s.

Some of you have asked about DuPage's positivity rate. You should be pleased to know that the positivity rate in DuPage has consistently remained at or below the 20 percent line.

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On May 1st, the positivity rate in DuPage was 17.4 percent. On May 15th, it had dropped to 11.7%, we recorded 12.1 percent on May 16th and 9 percent on May 17th. These numbers are combined with other counties, and the City of Chicago, in the Northeast region to provide the daily rolling average provided above. This information is available on the department's dashboard.

The Illinois Department of Public Health announced today that there are 2,352 new cases compared to 2,758 yesterday. Illinois also had an additional 75 deaths compared to 110 deaths yesterday. The death total in Illinois is now 4,790. Illinois has now performed 722,247 tests and 107,796 have been positive.

The specific number of cases and deaths in our region, as of today, are as follows:

  • Chicago reported 41,402 and 1,894 deaths.
  • Suburban Cook County reported 29,015 cases and 1352 deaths.
  • Lake County reported 7,465 and 250 deaths.
  • Will County reported 5,012 cases and 257 deaths.
  • Kane County has 5,484 cases and 152 deaths.
  • McHenry has 1360 cases and 67 deaths.
  • Kendall County has 689 cases and 19 deaths.
  • Grundy County has only 87 cases and 2 deaths.
  • Kankakee County has 783 cases and 42 deaths.

The statewide number of COVID 19 hospital patients as of midnight was 3,753 compared to 3,928 yesterday. Of those patients, 1,027 patients were occupying ICU beds compared to 1,060 patients yesterday. Of those ICU patients, 607 are on ventilators compared to 589 who were on ventilators yesterday. Hospital Region 8, which is primarily DuPage, has 102 of its 482 ICU beds, available. 260 out of 536 ventilators are available. The graph below shows state hospitalization utilization over time. As of midnight, in addition to the number of COVID-19 patients, there were 17,772 non-COVID-19 patients in the hospital and 11,729 open beds.

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Open beds or ventilators are represented by the orange color. The light blue represents non-COVID-19 patients and the dark blue in all three categories are the COVID-19 patients.

International statistics from the World Health Organization and CDC provide the following breakdown of cases from earlier today:

  • Worldwide Cases total 5,372,763 compared to 5,263,710 yesterday
  • Deaths worldwide total 342,634 compared to 337,852 yesterday
  • Number of people who have completely recovered worldwide is now 2,225,428 compared to 2,126,313 yesterday

Globally, there are 2,804,701 compared to 2,799,761 active cases yesterday. The active cases are divided between 'mild condition' cases and 'serious or critical condition' cases. Active mild cases are now 98 percent.

  • Worldwide mild condition cases: 2,751,210 compared to 2,754,549 yesterday.
  • Serious or Critical Condition cases: 53,491 compared to 45,212 yesterday (The increase in critical cases worldwide is not connected to the United States, wherein critical cases continue to trend downward. However, Brazil and Russia have skyrocketed in cases to number 2 and 3, respectively, and becoming hotspots internationally.
  • United States confirmed cases: 1,656,694 compared to 1,633,236 yesterday
  • US Deaths: 98,254 compared to 97,140 yesterday.
  • Total US Recoveries: 438,562 compared to 385,070 yesterday
  • US Active cases: 1,119,878 compared to 1,151,026 yesterday
  • Mild condition: 1,102,769 compared to 1,134,344 yesterday
  • Serious or Critical Condition cases:17,109 compared to 17,682 yesterday

For the eleventh consecutive day, the Northeast Region of the Governor's Restore Illinois Plan is within all the metrics need to advance to phase 3. Today, our positivity rate dropped slightly once again. The daily positivity rate today was 15 percent in the Northeast region and the 7-day average, including a 3-day lag, also had a 15% percent rate. The following chart shows the daily progress since Thursday May 14th , as we start the last week of Phase 2.

Thursday, May 14 19.9 percent rate
Friday, May 15 19.4 percent rate
Saturday, May 16 18.8 percent rate
Sunday, May 17 18.3 percent rate
Monday, May 18 17.9 percent rate
Tuesday, May 19 17.5 percent rate
Wednesday, May 20 17.4 percent rate
Thursday, May 21 16.8 percent rate
Friday, May 22 16.3 percent rate
Saturday, May 23 15.5 percent rate
Sunday, May 24 15 percent rate

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Today, the DuPage County Health Department confirmed COVID-19 cases have increased by 159 new cases compared to 177 new cases yesterday. In addition, we had 1 death. We now have a total of 7,063 cases and 338 deaths. The death today was a female in her 60s.

As you know, the DuPage County Health Department has a COVID-19 dashboard on its website. The graph below shows the COVID-19 related deaths among DuPage residents. As you can see, as of yesterday, the seven-day rolling average for deaths was 2.3. On May 17th, one week ago today, that rolling seven-day average was 6.7 deaths.

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The Illinois Department of Public Health announced today that there are 2,608 new cases compared to 2,352 new cases yesterday. Illinois also had an additional 66 deaths compared to 75 deaths yesterday. The death total in Illinois is now 4,856. Illinois has now performed 747,921 tests and 110,304 have been positive.

The specific number of cases and deaths in our region, as of today, are as follows:

  • Chicago reported 42,372 and 1,940 deaths.
  • Suburban Cook County reported 29,638 cases and 1,364 deaths.
  • Lake County reported 7,615 and 250 deaths.
  • Will County reported 5,117 cases and 257 deaths.
  • Kane County has 5,645 cases and 152 deaths.
  • McHenry has 1399 cases and 67 deaths.
  • Kendall County has 709 cases and 19 deaths.
  • Grundy County has only 89 cases and 2 deaths.
  • Kankakee County has 791 cases and 42 deaths.

The statewide number of COVID 19 hospital patients as of midnight was 3,667 compared to 3,753 yesterday. Of those patients, 1,007 patients were occupying ICU beds compared to 1,027 patients yesterday. Of those ICU patients, 632 are on ventilators compared to 607 who were on ventilators yesterday. Hospital Region 8, which is primarily DuPage, has 125 of its 482 ICU beds, available. 279 out of 536 of the Region 8 ventilators are available. The graph below shows state hospitalization utilization over time. As of midnight, in addition to the number of COVID-19 patients, there were 19,996 non-COVID-19 patients in the hospital and 12,626 open beds.

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Open beds or ventilators are represented by the orange color. The light blue represents non-COVID-19 patients and the dark blue in all three categories are the COVID-19 patients.

International statistics from the World Health Organization and CDC provide the following breakdown of cases from earlier today:

  • Worldwide Cases total 5,462,859 compared to 5,372,763 yesterday
  • Deaths worldwide total 345,409 compared to 342,634 yesterday
  • Number of people who have completely recovered worldwide is now 2,286,821 compared to 2,225,428 yesterday

Globally, there are 2,830,629 active cases compared to 2,804,701 active cases yesterday. The active cases are divided between 'mild condition' cases and 'serious or critical condition' cases. Active mild cases remain at 98 percent both worldwide and in the USA.

  • Worldwide mild condition cases: 2,777,410 compared to 2,751,210 yesterday.
  • Serious or Critical Condition cases:53,219 compared to 53,491 yesterday.
  • United States confirmed cases:1,675,880 compared to 1,656,694 yesterday
  • US Deaths: 99,003 compared to 98,254 yesterday.
  • Total US Recoveries: 451,124 compared to 438,562 yesterday
  • US Active cases: 1,125,753 compared to 1,119,878 yesterday
  • Mild condition: 1,108,598 compared to 1,102,769 yesterday
  • Serious or Critical Condition cases:17,155 compared to 17,109 yesterday

For the twelfth consecutive day, the Northeast Region of the Governor's Restore Illinois Plan is within all the metrics need to advance to phase 3. Today, our positivity rate dropped slightly once again. The daily positivity rate today was 14 percent in the Northeast region but the 7-day average, including a 3-day lag, had a 14.5% percent rate. The following chart shows the daily progress since Thursday May 14th

Date 7-Day (3-Day Lag) Rolling Positivity Rate
Thursday, May 14 19.9 percent rate
Friday, May 15 19.4 percent rate
Saturday, May 16 18.8 percent rate
Sunday, May 17 18.3 percent rate
Monday, May 18 17.9 percent rate
Tuesday, May 19 17.5 percent rate
Wednesday, May 20 17.4 percent rate
Thursday, May 21 16.8 percent rate
Friday, May 22 16.3 percent rate
Saturday, May 23 15.5 percent rate
Sunday, May 24 15 percent rate
Monday, May 25 14.5 percent rate

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Today, the DuPage County Health Department confirmed COVID-19 cases have increased by 132 new cases compared to 159 new cases yesterday. We are reporting no deaths for the 24-hour period. We now have a total of 7,195 cases and 338 deaths.

As you know, the DuPage County Health Department has a COVID-19 dashboard on its website. The graph below shows the COVID-19 related deaths among DuPage residents. As you can see, as of yesterday, the seven-day rolling average for deaths was 1.1 compared to 2.3 yesterday. On May 17th, that rolling seven-day average was 6.7 deaths.

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The Illinois Department of Public Health announced today that there are 1,713 new cases compared to 2,608 new cases yesterday. Illinois also had an additional 28 deaths compared to 66 deaths yesterday. The death total in Illinois is now 4,884. Illinois has now performed 769,564 tests and 112,017 have been positive.

The specific number of cases and deaths in our region, as of today, are as follows:

  • Chicago reported 42,967 and 1,955 deaths.
  • Suburban Cook County reported 30,130 cases and 1369 deaths.
  • Lake County reported 7,723 and 250 deaths.
  • Will County reported 5,188 cases and 258 deaths.
  • Kane County has 5,761 cases and 152 deaths.
  • McHenry has 1,427 cases and 67 deaths.
  • Kendall County has 714 cases and 19 deaths.
  • Grundy County has only 89 cases and 2 deaths.
  • Kankakee County has 799 cases and 42 deaths.

The statewide number of COVID 19 hospital patients as of midnight was 3,763 compared to 3,667 yesterday. Of those patients, 1,025 patients were occupying ICU beds compared to 1,007 patients yesterday. Of those ICU patients, 605 are on ventilators compared to 632 who were on ventilators yesterday. Hospital Region 8, which is primarily DuPage, has 140 of its 482 ICU beds, available. 370 out of 536 ventilators are available. The graph below shows state hospitalization utilization over time. As of midnight, in addition to the number of COVID-19 patients, there were 16,643 non-COVID-19 patients in the hospital and 12,915 open beds.

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Open beds or ventilators are represented by the orange color. The light blue represents non-COVID-19 patients and the dark blue in all three categories are the COVID-19 patients.

International statistics from the World Health Organization and CDC provide the following breakdown of cases from earlier today:

  • Worldwide Cases total 5,555,749 compared to 5,462,859 yesterday
  • Deaths worldwide total 348,220 compared to 345,409 yesterday
  • Number of people who have completely recovered worldwide is now 2,331,795 compared to 2,286,821 yesterday

Globally, there are 2,875,734 active cases compared to 2,830,629 active cases yesterday. The active cases are divided between 'mild condition' cases and 'serious or critical condition' cases. Active mild cases are now 98.1 percent.

  • Worldwide mild condition cases: 2,822,552 compared to 2,777,410 yesterday.
  • Serious or Critical Condition cases:53,182 compared to 53,219 yesterday.
  • United States confirmed cases:1,695,820 compared to 1,675,880 yesterday
  • US Deaths: 99,537 compared to 99,003 yesterday.
  • Total US Recoveries: 456,595 compared to 451,124 yesterday
  • US Active cases: 1,139,688 compared to 1,125,753 yesterday
  • Mild condition: 1,122,623 (98.5%) compared to 1,108,598 yesterday
  • Serious or Critical Condition cases:17,065 compared to 17,155 yesterday

For the thirteenth consecutive day, the Northeast Region of the Governor's Restore Illinois Plan is within all the metrics need to advance to phase 3. Today, our positivity rate did not continue the decline we have seen for the previous 12 days. Instead, the daily positivity rate today was 15 percent in the Northeast region but the 7-day average, including a 3-day lag, had a 14.5% percent rate. The following chart shows the daily progress since Thursday May 14, 2020.

Date 7-Day (3-Day Lag) Rolling Positivity Rate
Thursday, May 14 19.9 percent rate
Friday, May 15 19.4 percent rate
Saturday, May 16 18.8 percent rate
Sunday, May 17 18.3 percent rate
Monday, May 18 17.9 percent rate
Tuesday, May 19 17.5 percent rate
Wednesday, May 20 17.4 percent rate
Thursday, May 21 16.8 percent rate
Friday, May 22 16.3 percent rate
Saturday, May 23 15.5 percent rate
Sunday, May 24 15 percent rate
Monday, May 25 14.5 percent rate
Tuesday, May 26 14.5 percent rate

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Today, the DuPage County Health Department confirmed COVID-19 cases have increased by 110 compared to 132 new cases yesterday. We are reporting three deaths for the 24-hour period. We now have a total of 7,305 cases and 341 deaths. The three deaths were a female in her 70s, a male in his 70s, and a female in her 90s.

The Illinois Department of Public Health announced today that there are 1,178 new cases compared to 1,713 yesterday. Illinois also had an additional 39 deaths compared to 28 deaths yesterday. The death total in Illinois is now 4,923. Illinois has now performed 786,794 tests and 113,195 have been positive. The lower number of cases, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health is due to the number of tests being processed this past holiday weekend. On the positive side, Dr. Ezike noted that we saw the first week where deaths statewide decreased compared to the previous week.

The specific number of cases and deaths in our region, as of today, are as follows:

  • Chicago reported 43,372 and 1,980 deaths.
  • Suburban Cook County reported 30,447 cases and 1374 deaths.
  • Lake County reported 7,767 and 250 deaths.
  • Will County reported 5,238 cases and 258 deaths.
  • Kane County has 5,866 cases and 153 deaths.
  • McHenry has 1,452 cases and 68 deaths.
  • Kendall County has 727 cases and 19 deaths.
  • Grundy County has only 89 cases and 2 deaths.
  • Kankakee County has 802 cases and 42 deaths.

The statewide number of COVID 19 hospital patients as of midnight was 3,788 compared to 3,763 yesterday. Of those patients, 1,035 patients were occupying ICU beds compared to 1,025 patients yesterday. Of those ICU patients, 590 are on ventilators compared to 605 who were on ventilators yesterday. Hospital Region 8, which is primarily DuPage, has 138 of its 482 ICU beds, available. 311 out of 536 ventilators are available. The graph below shows state hospitalization utilization over time. As of midnight, in addition to the number of COVID-19 patients, there were 17,001 non-COVID-19 patients in the hospital and 12,554 open beds.

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Open beds or ventilators are represented by the orange color. The light blue represents non-COVID-19 patients and the dark blue in all three categories are the COVID-19 patients.

International statistics from the World Health Organization and CDC provide the following breakdown of cases from earlier today:

  • Worldwide Cases total 5,639,998 compared to 5,555,749 yesterday
  • Deaths worldwide total 349,392 compared to 348,220 yesterday
  • Number of people who have completely recovered worldwide is now 2,406,838 compared to 2,331,795 yesterday

Globally, there are 2,883,768 active cases compared to 2,875,734 active cases yesterday. The active cases are divided between 'mild condition' cases and 'serious or critical condition' cases. Mild cases are now 98.2 percent of the active cases.

  • Worldwide mild condition cases: 2,830,576 compared to 2,822,552 yesterday.
  • Serious or Critical Condition cases:53,192 compared to 53,182 yesterday.
  • United States confirmed cases:1,713,654 cases compared to 1,695,820 yesterday
  • US Deaths: 100,064 compared to 99,537 yesterday.
  • Total US Recoveries: 468,778 compared to 456,595 yesterday
  • United States confirmed cases:1,713,654 cases compared to 1,695,820 yesterday
  • US Deaths: 100,064 compared to 99,537 yesterday.
  • Total US Recoveries: 468,778 compared to 456,595 yesterday

For the fourteenth consecutive day, the Northeast Region of the Governor's Restore Illinois Plan is within all the metrics need to advance to phase 3. The daily positivity rate today was 14 percent in the Northeast region but the 7-day average, including a 3-day lag, had a 14.3% percent rate. The following chart shows the daily progress since Thursday May 14th

Date 7-Day (3-Day Lag) Rolling Positivity Rate
Thursday, May 14 19.9 percent rate
Friday, May 15 19.4 percent rate
Saturday, May 16 18.8 percent rate
Sunday, May 17 18.3 percent rate
Monday, May 18 17.9 percent rate
Tuesday, May 19 17.5 percent rate
Wednesday, May 20 17.4 percent rate
Thursday, May 21 16.8 percent rate
Friday, May 22 16.3 percent rate
Saturday, May 23 15.5 percent rate
Sunday, May 24 15 percent rate
Monday, May 25 14.5 percent rate
Tuesday, May 26 14.5 percent rate
Wednesday, May 27 14.5 percent rate

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Today, the DuPage County Health Department confirmed COVID-19 cases have increased by 64 new cases compared to 110 new cases yesterday. We are reporting five deaths for the 24-hour period. We now have a total of 7,369 cases and 346 deaths. The deaths were a male in his 40s, a male in his 50s, a female in her 60s, a male in his 80s, and a female in her 90s.

The Illinois Department of Public Health announced today that there are 1,111 new cases compared to 1,178 new cases yesterday. Illinois also had an additional 160 deaths compared to 39 deaths yesterday. The death total in Illinois is now 5,083. Illinois has now performed 803,973 tests and 114,306 have been positive. The statewide positivity rate was 6.47% for the most recent 24 hours.

The specific number of cases and deaths in our region, as of today, are as follows:

  • Chicago reported 43,778 and 2,021 deaths.
  • Suburban Cook County reported 30,743 cases and 1434 deaths.
  • Lake County reported 7,845 and 270 deaths.
  • Will County reported 5,279 cases and 264 deaths.
  • Kane County has 5,947 cases and 162 deaths.
  • McHenry has 1,475 cases and 69 deaths.
  • Kendall County has 736 cases and 19 deaths.
  • Grundy County has only 88 cases and 2 deaths.
  • Kankakee County has 808 cases and 43 deaths.

The statewide number of COVID 19 hospital patients as of midnight was 3,826 compared to 3,788 yesterday. Of those patients, 1,031 patients were occupying ICU beds compared to 1,035 patients yesterday. Of those ICU patients, 592 are on ventilators compared to 590 who were on ventilators yesterday. Hospital Region 8, which is primarily DuPage, has 125 of its 482 ICU beds, available. 286 out of 536 ventilators are available. The graph below shows state hospitalization utilization over time. As of midnight, in addition to the number of COVID-19 patients, there were 17,701 non-COVID-19 patients in the hospital and 11,887 open beds.

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Open beds or ventilators are represented by the orange color. The light blue represents non-COVID-19 patients and the dark blue in all three categories are the COVID-19 patients.

International statistics from the World Health Organization and CDC provide the following breakdown of cases from earlier today:

  • Worldwide Cases total 5,741,582 compared to 5,639,998 yesterday
  • Deaths worldwide total 354,755 compared to 349,392 yesterday
  • Number of people who have completely recovered worldwide is now 2,470,536 compared to 2,406,838 yesterday

Globally, there are 2,916,291 active cases compared to 2,883,768 active cases yesterday. The active cases are divided between 'mild condition' cases and 'serious or critical condition' cases. Active mild cases are now 98.1 percent.

  • Worldwide mild condition cases: 2,863,216 compared to 2,830,576 yesterday.
  • Serious or Critical Condition cases:53,075 compared to 53,192 yesterday.
  • United States confirmed cases:1,735,330 compared to 1,713,654 cases yesterday
  • US Deaths: 100,064 compared to 99,537 yesterday.
  • Total US Recoveries: 468,778 compared to 456,595 yesterday
  • US Active cases: 1,144,812 compared to 1,139,688 yesterday
  • Mild condition: 1,127,665 (98.5%) compared to 1,122,623 (98.5%) yesterday
  • Serious or Critical Condition cases:17,147 compared to 17,065 yesterday

Today, we entered Phase 3, and we can expect that we won't enter Phase 4 for at least 28 days, according to Governor Pritzker. The positivity rate was 14% and the seven-day average was 14.1 percent.

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Today, the DuPage County Health Department confirmed COVID-19 cases have increased by 85 new cases compared to 110 new cases yesterday. We are reporting eleven deaths for the 24-hour period. We now have a total of 7,479 cases and 351 deaths. The deaths were a male in his 30s, a female in her 30s, a male in his 50s, a male in his 60s, a female in her 70s, a male in his 70s, two females in their 80s, a male in his 80s, a female in her 90s, and a male in his 90s.

Below, you can see that only 15.9 percent of the cases are in long-term care facilities, but 75.1 percent of the deaths are associated with long-term care facilities in DuPage.

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The Illinois Department of Public Health announced today that there are 1,622 new cases compared to 1,527 new cases yesterday. Illinois also had an additional 84 deaths compared to 103 deaths yesterday. The death total in Illinois is now 5,270. Illinois has now performed 851,762 tests and 117,455 have been positive.

The specific number of cases and deaths in our region, as of today, are as follows:

  • Chicago reported 44,666 and 2,075 deaths.
  • Suburban Cook County reported 31,600 cases and 1495 deaths.
  • Lake County reported 8,063 and 287 deaths.
  • Will County reported 5,442 cases and 269 deaths.
  • Kane County has 6,188 cases and 170 deaths.
  • McHenry has 1,514 cases and 71 deaths.
  • Kendall County has 769 cases and 19 deaths.
  • Grundy County has only 95 cases and 2 deaths.
  • Kankakee County has 871 cases and 44 deaths.

The statewide number of COVID 19 hospital patients as of midnight was 3,599 compared to 3,649 yesterday. Of those patients, 980 patients were occupying ICU beds compared to 1,009 patients yesterday. Of those ICU patients, 593 are on ventilators compared to 576 who were on ventilators yesterday. Hospital Region 8, which is primarily DuPage, has 101 of its 486 ICU beds, available. 320 out of 570 ventilators are available. The graph below shows state hospitalization utilization over time. As of midnight, in addition to the number of COVID-19 patients, there were 18,526 non-COVID-19 patients in the hospital and 11,701 open beds.

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Open beds or ventilators are represented by the orange color. The light blue represents non-COVID-19 patients and the dark blue in all three categories are the COVID-19 patients.

International statistics from the World Health Organization and CDC provide the following breakdown of cases from earlier today:

  • Worldwide Cases total 5,955,370 compared to 5,846,646 yesterday
  • Deaths worldwide total 363,237 compared to 359,532 yesterday
  • Number of people who have completely recovered worldwide is now 2,622,517 compared to 2,537,535 yesterday

Globally, there are 2,969,626 active cases compared to 2,949,519 active cases yesterday. The active cases are divided between 'mild condition' cases and 'serious or critical condition' cases. Mild cases are now 98.2 percent of the worldwide active cases.

  • Worldwide mild condition cases: 2,915,912 compared to 2,896,534 yesterday.
  • Serious or Critical Condition cases:53,714 compared to 52,985 yesterday.
  • United States confirmed cases:1,772,748 compared to 1,753,314 cases yesterday
  • US Deaths: 103,479 compared to 102,559 yesterday.
  • Total US Recoveries: 499,768 compared to 494,328 yesterday
  • US Active cases: 1,169,501 compared to 1,156,427 yesterday
  • Mild condition: 1,152,342 (98.5%) compared to 1,139,245 (98.5%) yesterday
  • Serious or Critical Condition cases:17,159 compared to 17,182 yesterday

The positivity rate today was 10.5% and the seven-day average, with a three-day lag, was 13% compared to 13.5 percent yesterday.

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Today the DuPage County Health Department confirmed COVID-19 cases have increased by 56 new cases compared to 77 new cases yesterday. We are reporting two deaths for the 24-hour period. We now have a total of 7,773 cases and 373 deaths. The deaths were a male in his 80s, and one female in her 100s.

The Illinois Department of Public Health announced today that there are 1,074 new cases compared to 1,343 new cases yesterday. Illinois also had an additional 22 deaths compared to 60 deaths yesterday. The death total in Illinois is now 5,412. Illinois has now performed 918,273 tests and 121,234 have been positive. The statewide positivity rate today was 5.6 percent.

The specific number of cases and deaths in our region, as of today, are as follows:

  • Chicago reported 45,837 and 2,132 deaths.
  • Suburban Cook County reported 32,658 cases and 1526 deaths.
  • Lake County reported 8,408 and 292 deaths.
  • Will County reported 5,612 cases and 277 deaths.
  • Kane County has 6,404 cases and 178 deaths.
  • McHenry has 1,585 cases and 72 deaths.
  • Kendall County has 804 cases and 19 deaths.
  • Grundy County has only 99 cases and 2 deaths.
  • Kankakee County has 915 cases and 48 deaths.

The statewide number of COVID 19 hospital patients as of midnight was 3215 compared to 3,296 yesterday. Of those patients, 902 patients were occupying ICU beds compared to 941 patients yesterday. Of those ICU patients, 547 are on ventilators compared to 550 who were on ventilators yesterday. Hospital Region 8, which is primarily DuPage, has 150 of its 486 ICU beds available. 331 out of 570 ventilators are available. The graph below shows state hospitalization utilization over time. As of midnight, in addition to the number of COVID-19 patients, there were 17,506 non-COVID-19 patients in the hospital and 13,496 open beds.

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Open beds or ventilators are represented by the orange color. The light blue represents non-COVID-19 patients and the dark blue in all three categories are the COVID-19 patients.

International statistics from the World Health Organization and CDC provide the following breakdown of cases from earlier today:

  • Worldwide Cases total 6,320,195 compared to 6,221,393 yesterday
  • Deaths worldwide total 375,595 compared to 372,429 yesterday
  • Number of people who have completely recovered worldwide is now 2,877,315 compared to 2,777,459 yesterday

Globally, there are 3,065,102 active cases compared to 3,071,505 active cases yesterday. The active cases are divided between 'mild condition' cases and 'serious or critical condition' cases. Mild cases are now 98.3 percent of the worldwide active cases.

  • Worldwide mild condition cases: 3,011,658 compared to 3,018,038 yesterday.
  • Serious or Critical Condition cases:53,444 compared to 53,467 yesterday.
  • United States confirmed cases:1,843,921 compared to 1,827,019 cases yesterday
  • US Deaths: 106,379 compared to 105,886 yesterday.
  • Total US Recoveries: 601,551 compared to 538,587 yesterday
  • US Active cases: 1,135,991 compared to 1,182,546 yesterday
  • Mild condition: 1,119,042 (98.5%) compared to 1,165,383 (98.5%) yesterday
  • Serious or Critical Condition cases:16,949 compared to 17,163 yesterday

The positivity rate today was 9% and the seven-day average, with a three-day lag, was 12% compared to 12 percent yesterday.

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The DuPage County Health Department confirmed COVID-19 cases have increased by 77 cases compared to 65 new cases yesterday. We are reporting five deaths for the 24-hour period. We now have a total of 7,915 cases and 384 deaths. The deaths were two males in their 60s, a male in his 80s and 2 females in their 90s.

Our most recently available data on positivity rates shows a 5.43 percent for May 31st. Chicago is at 15.51 percent.

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The Illinois Department of Public Health announced today that there are 982 new cases compared to 1,614 new cases yesterday. The state had a 24-hour death total of 96 compared to yesterday’s 113 deaths. The death total in Illinois is now 5,621. Illinois has now performed 959,175 tests and 123,830 have been positive.

The specific number of cases and deaths in our region, as of today, are as follows:

  • Chicago reported 46,977 and 2,183 deaths.
  • Suburban Cook County reported 33,227 cases and 1597 deaths.
  • Lake County reported 8,511 and 315 deaths.
  • Will County reported 5,704 cases and 282 deaths.
  • Kane County has 6,518 cases and 192 deaths.
  • McHenry has 1,628 cases and 78 deaths.
  • Kendall County has 85 cases and 19 deaths.
  • Grundy County has only 104 cases and 2 deaths.
  • Kankakee County has 959 cases and 51 deaths.

The statewide number of COVID 19 hospital patients as of midnight was 3,173 compared to 3,238 yesterday. Of those patients, 844 patients were occupying ICU beds compared to 874 patients yesterday. Of those ICU patients, 508 are on ventilators compared to 548 who were on ventilators yesterday. Hospital Region 8, which is primarily DuPage, has 145 of its 493 ICU beds available. 324 out of 570 ventilators are available. The graph below shows state hospitalization utilization over time. As of midnight, in addition to the number of COVID-19 patients, there were 18,198 non-COVID-19 patients in the hospital and 13,048 open beds.

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Open beds or ventilators are represented by the orange color. The light blue represents non-COVID-19 patients and the dark blue in all three categories are the COVID-19 patients.

International statistics from the World Health Organization and CDC provide the following breakdown of cases from earlier today:

  • Worldwide Cases total 6,513,891 compared to 6,440,300 yesterday
  • Deaths worldwide total 384,642 compared to 380,265 yesterday
  • Number of people who have completely recovered worldwide is now 3,100,971 compared to 2,946,617 yesterday

Globally, there are 3,028,278 active cases compared to 3,113,418 active cases yesterday. The active cases are divided between 'mild condition' cases and 'serious or critical condition' cases. Mild cases are now 98.2 percent of the worldwide active cases.

  • Worldwide mild condition cases: 2,973,995 compared to 3,059,211 yesterday.
  • Serious or Critical Condition cases:54,283 compared to 54,207 yesterday.
  • United States confirmed cases:1,890,239 compared to 1,869,389 cases yesterday
  • US Deaths: 108,567 compared to 107,620 yesterday.
  • Total US Recoveries: 649,189 compared to 618,867 yesterday
  • US Active cases: 1,132,483 compared to 1,142,902 yesterday
  • Mild condition: 1,115,563 (98.5%) compared to 1,125,953 (98.5%) yesterday
  • Serious or Critical Condition cases:16,920 compared to 16,949 yesterday

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