Illinois COVID-19 Update

May 5, 2020

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 2,122 new COVID-19 cases and 176 deaths—the highest number of fatalities reported in a single 24-hour period. The total number of cases in the state is 65,962 in 97 counties, with a total of 2,662 deaths. IDPH says that in the past 24 hours, 13,139 specimens have been processed. Statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations in the past 24 hours increased from 4,493 patients to 4,780 patients. Of that figure, 1,266 patients are in ICU with 780 patients on ventilators.

The Illinois Perinatal Quality Collaborative (ILPQC), in partnership with IDPH, hold a weekly COVID-19 Strategies for OB/Neonatal Units Discussion webinar. The next webinar takes place May 8 from 12 to 1 p.m. Register here. Information on upcoming webinars and recordings of previous webinars are available here.

Project ECHO will hold a National COVID-19 Grand Rounds for the emergency department on May 7 from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. CT. Registration and connection info can be found here.