Citing a report from the Kaiser Family Foundation, Pritzker said “approximately 90,000 COVID-19 deaths among U.S. adults likely would have been prevented if they had chosen to get vaccinated.”
The Illinois Department of Public Health is recommending schools follow new federal guidance that would redefine the number of cases needed to constitute a school outbreak of COVID-19.
Since March 2020, there have been 1,650,108 cases and 25,224 deaths across the state.
With soaring demand for the state’s COVID-19 SHIELD testing program overwhelming the system this fall, the Illinois Department of Public Health has enlisted the federal government to ensure the virus mitigation strategy is available to public and private schools statewide, IDPH officials said Friday.
With the number of Illinois children testing positive for COVID-19 declining for a second week in a row, some experts said Friday that student quarantines, testing and masking, while frustrating for some parents, are the only way to ensure schools remain open this fall.
Over a century ago, the world was devastated by a pandemic widely considered "the deadliest in human history.
More than two dozen Illinois schools are reporting COVID-19 outbreaks, weeks after students returned to the classroom for in-person learning at fully reopened schools.
Illinois public health officials have dropped a "do not eat" advisory for sport fish in the Illinois River for the first time since the 1970s.
The Illinois Department of Public Health is looking into whether a recent E. coli outbreak is linked to a Portillo’s in Glendale Heights, authorities said Friday.
The incident at The Loft in Eureka was among nursing-home violations the public-health department compiled statewide.
IDPH also announced Wednesday it is making free COVID-19 testing available to K-12 schools across the state through the SHIELD Illinois saliva-based test developed by the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
The city of Chicago on Friday issued a recommendation that everyone over 2 years old wear masks while indoors.
The state will continue to evaluate the need for additional mitigations and Gov. J.B. Pritzker said he will not hesitate to put them in place as needed to protect the health of residents.
The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 7,983 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 on Friday compared with the weeklong total of 4,449 cases reported July 16.
Illinois averaged 1,140 new coronavirus cases daily for the week ending Friday, compared with an average of 294 cases during the week that ended July 1, according to data from the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Missouri's Republican Gov. Mike Parson on Wednesday named Don Kauerauf, a longtime leader in Illinois health and government agencies, as Missouri's next health director, effective Sept.1.
The Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) and the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) released guidance Monday "strongly encouraging" schools to require vaccinations of students returning to campuses this fall.
Three local nursing homes have been cited by the Illinois Department of Public Health and fined a total of $79,400 related to the abuse and ne…
Illinois students are expected to return to in-person school next school year, wearing masks if they are not fully vaccinated.
Of the 518 people who had been hospitalized as of Wednesday, 33% had diabetes, 22% had chronic kidney disease, 22% had immunocompromised conditions, 4% had autoimmune diseases and 3% had chronic liver disease.
After a monthslong decline in cases from fall and spring peaks, the rate of new daily cases is up in the west-central and southern regions of Illinois, as well as the Metro East region near St. Louis.
A short-lived remarkable event of no new COVID-19 deaths being recorded in Illinois on Monday was followed by the highest daily death count highest total in weeks.
SPRINGFIELD — Illinois is not mandating K-12 students receive the COVID-19 vaccine before the fall, the Illinois Department of Public Health said.
Health officials are asking people affected by an Illinois chemical plant explosion to share their experiences, including whether they've experienced new or worsening health problems.
The state health department said it was aware of “only a handful” of campers and staff who had received COVID-19 vaccines before the summer camp, held in mid-June.