IDPH Update and Local Testing Numbers: 5/1/2020
May 26, 2020

Local Testing Update:



5/1/2020 Total Tested: 424
DeWitt: 219------179 Not Detected, 37 Pending, 1 Recovered, 2 Positive
Piatt: 205-------197 Not Detected, 6 Recovered, 0 Positive
The Governor's message today focused on the issue of Contact Tracing.  Historically, this is one of the key elements of public health practice to reduce the spread of infections in populations.  With other agency services suspended currently, we have staff available to focus on these really critical functions.  This involves working with identified cases and getting feedback from them on any other persons that they may have had contact with for an extended period and within a 6 foot distance over the incubation period for the disease.  As you can imagine, these contacts could be extensive numbers.  Once identified, we remain in daily contact with them over their quarantine period.  This also involves identifying any needs they may have that we can work towards to allow them to stay home, e.g., groceries. 
We remain in contact with Liberty Village in Clinton, IL and other nursing homes as a critical risk group.  Testing of staff and residents of Liberty Village occurred yesterday and we are waiting results.  40% of cases in IL are in such facilities and we remain concerned with this vulnerable population.
My message today is one of patience:  while these orders have been extended, they are relaxed a bit further and over time it is expected that they will be relaxed even more. 


Public Health Officials Announce 3,137 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 3,137 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 105 additional deaths.

  • Adams County: 1 female 60s
  • Clinton County: 1 female 80s
  • Cook County: 1 female 30s, 1 male 30s, 2 females 40s, 1 male 40s, 2 females 50s, 1 male 50s, 5 females 60s, 13 males 60s, 5 females 70s, 10 males 70s, 9 females 80s, 12 males 80s, 5 females 90s, 2 males 90s
  • DuPage County: 1 male 40s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 2 females 80s, 3 males 80s, 2 females 90s, 1 male 90s
  • Jackson County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • Kane County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • Lake County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
  • Madison County: 1 female 70s
  • McHenry County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 100+
  • Sangamon County: 1 female 80s
  • St. Clair County: 1 male 60s
  • Whiteside County: 1 female 90s
  • Will County: 1 male teens, 1 female 60s, 2 males 60s, 1 male 70s, 2 females 90s 


Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 56,055 cases, including 2,457 deaths, in 97 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have processed xx specimens for a total of xx.  


*All data are provisional and will change. In order to rapidly report COVID-19 information to the public, data are being reported in real-time. Information is constantly being entered into an electronic system and the number of cases and deaths can change as additional information is gathered.  Information for deaths previously reported have changed, therefore, today’s numbers have been adjusted.  For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email dph.sick@illinois.gov