May 12, 2020
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 4,014 new COVID-19 cases and 144 deaths. The total number of cases in the state is 83,021 in 98 counties, with a total of 3,601 deaths. IDPH says that in the past 24 hours, 29,266 specimens have been processed. Statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations in the past 24 hours increased from 4,319 patients to 4,626 patients. Of that figure, 1,215 patients are in ICU with 730 patients on ventilators. The state has a COVID-19 positivity rate of 18% (May 2-9). The positivity rate is calculated on a seven day rolling average with a three-day lag. Illinois now has the third highest number of COVID-19 cases in the nation.
IDPH will host its weekly COVID-19 Situational Update webinar on Wednesday, May 13 from 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. to provide the latest information on the Coronavirus Disease outbreak and Illinois preparedness efforts. Registration is required.
The Illinois Perinatal Quality Collaborative (ILPQC), in partnership with IDPH, holds weekly COVID-19 Strategies for OB/Neonatal Units Discussion webinars. The next webinar is Friday, May 15 from 12 to 1 p.m. All questions from the previous OB and neonatal COVID-19 discussion webinars with answers provided from the OB and neonatal panels, as well as recordings of all previous webinars, are available on the ILPQC COVID-19 webpage.