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Public Health Officials Announce Fifth Case of COVID-19

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Cook County Department of Public Health (CDPH) today announced a fifth Illinois resident has tested positive at the IDPH laboratory for coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The specimens have been sent to the Centers for...

New Presumptive Positive COVID-19 Case in Cook County, IL

A third case (presumptive positive) was announced on Feb. 29, 2020, by IDPH and CCDPH.CDC protocols have been implemented. We are awaiting confirmation of the positive test results from the CDC lab. The patient is a man in his 70s and hospitalized in isolation. Read...

Second Illinois 2019 Novel Coronavirus Case Identified

On Jan. 30, The second CDC-confirmed case was announced in the husband of the first case jointly by Chicago, Cook County and Illinois departments of public health. He was also the first case of human-to-human transmission in the U.S. Read the press release in English,...