May 14, 2020
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 3,239 new COVID-19 cases and 138 deaths. The total number of cases in the state is 87,937 in 99 counties, with a total of 3,928 deaths. IDPH says that in the past 24 hours, 22,678 specimens have been processed. Statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations in the past 24 decreased from 4,563 patients to 4,473 patients. Of that figure, 1,132 patients are in ICU with 689 patients on ventilators. The state has a COVID-19 positivity rate of 17% (May 4-11).
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.