Illinois has 1,527 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, more than 5,000 dead since pandemic start

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CHICAGO, Ill. (WTVO) — The Illinois Department of Public Health announced 1,527 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, and 104 people died since Wednesday’s update.

IDPH says 5,186 Illinois residents have died so far, and 44% of those who have died lived in long-term nursing home facilities, said IDPH director Dr. Ngozi Ezike.

  • Coles County: 1 male 80s
  • Cook County: 2 males 40s, 2 females 50s, 3 females 60s, 7 males 60s, 1 unknown 60s, 8 females 70s, 10 males 70s, 7 females 80s, 7 males 80s, 9 females 90s, 6 males 90s, 2 unknown 90s
  • DeKalb County: 1 female 70s
  • DuPage County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
  • Kane County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 100+
  • Kankakee County: 1 male 90s
  • Lake County: 2 females 60s, 2 males 60s, 1 male 70s, 4 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Macoupin County: 1 male 80s
  • McHenry County: 1 female 80s
  • Sangamon County: 1 female 80s
  • St. Clair County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Tazewell County: 1 male 90s
  • Union County: 2 males 70s
  • Whiteside County: 2 females 90s
  • Will County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s
  • Winnebago County: 1 female 90s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 115,833 cases, including 5,186 deaths, in 100 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 25,993 specimens for a total of 829,966. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from May 21–May 27 is 8.3%.

Gov. JB Pritzker said all four regions of Illinois are meeting criteria necessary to move into Phase 3 of the state’s Restore Illinois reopening plan tomorrow, which is a daily positive testing rate of less than 20%, an available surge capacity hospital beds, and a decrease in hospital admissions.

The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) today released new statewide data showing the department processed 58,263 new initial claims for regular unemployment benefits during the week ending May 23. The department has now processed 1,302,154 claims for unemployment benefits from March 1 through May 23. This amount is nearly 12 times the number of claims the department processed over the same period last year, when IDES processed just 102,000 claims for regular unemployment benefits.

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