May 7, 2020
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 2,641 new COVID-19 cases and 138 deaths. The total number of cases in the state is 70,873 in 97 counties, with a total of 3,111 deaths. IDPH says that in the past 24 hours, 17,783 specimens have been processed. Statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations in the past 24 hours increased from 4,832 patients to 4,862 patients. Of that figure, 1,253 patients are in ICU with 766 patients on ventilators.
IHA has recently updated its COVID-19 Legal Resources document that contains federal, state, local and issue-specific resources.
Sinai Health System CEO Karen Teitelbaum will lead a COVID-19 update for Health News Illinois on May 13 at 11:30 a.m. Teitelbaum will cover Sinai’s Health System’s elective procedure restart plan along with pressures facing the Medicaid program during the pandemic. More information, including registration, is available here.