COVID-19 pandemic in Illinois

From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
COVID-19 pandemic in Illinois
COVID-19 rolling 14day Prevalence in Illinois by county.svg
Confirmed cases per capita:
  No confirmed new cases or no/bad data
COVID-19 Prevalence in Illinois by county.svg
Deaths per capita:
  No confirmed infected or no data
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationIllinois, United States
First outbreakWuhan, Hubei, China
Index caseChicago
Arrival dateJanuary 24, 2020
(3 years and 2 months)
Confirmed cases894,367 [1][2]
Hospitalized cases4,624 [lower-roman 1][3]
Critical cases1,000
Ventilator cases562
Recovered98% (recovery rate)
Government website
Illinois Department of Public Health: Coronavirus Disease 2019

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic began in the U.S. state of Illinois on January 24, 2020, when a woman in Chicago, who had just returned from the pandemic's place of origin in Wuhan, Hubei, China.[4] This was the second case of COVID-19 in the United States during the pandemic. The woman's husband was diagnosed with the disease a few days later, the first known case of human-to-human transmission in the United States.

In mid-March, as the number of known cases rose into the double digits, Governor J. B. Pritzker issued a state of emergency. The state closed all schools and colleges, ordering a stop to eviction enforcements, ordering all bars and restaurants closed to sit-in diners, and otherwise restricting large gatherings of people.[5] At first declared between the dates of March 21 and April 7, the order was later extended until April 30, then May 29.[6]

During December 2020, Illinois experienced the second highest number of deaths per week.[7][8] As of January 2021, Illinois has the fifth highest number of confirmed cases in the United States.[7]

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Number includes confirmed COVID cases along with persons under investigation (PUI) admitted into hospitals.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Illinois Test Results". Illinois Department of Public Health. Archived from the original on March 14, 2020. Retrieved March 16, 2020.
  2. "COVID-19 Statistics | IDPH". Archived from the original on 2020-11-01. Retrieved 2020-11-02.
  3. "COVID-19 Hospitalization Utilization". Illinois Department of Public Health. Archived from the original on April 15, 2020. Retrieved April 15, 2020.
  4. "Chicago woman infects husband with coronavirus, US issues travel warning". WGN9 TV. Chicago. Archived from the original on March 12, 2020. Retrieved January 30, 2020.
  5. "Executive Order to Expand Telehealth Services and Protect Health Care Providers in Response to COVID-19 (COVID-19 Executive Order No. 8)". Official State of Illinois Website. Archived from the original on June 4, 2020. Retrieved March 31, 2020.
  6. Sfondeles, Tina (March 31, 2020). "26 more coronavirus deaths in Illinois with Pritzker set to extend stay-at-home order through April". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved March 31, 2020.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Coronavirus in the U.S.: Latest Map and Case Count". The New York Times. Retrieved May 12, 2020.
  8. "Column: Gov. Pritzker, don't go soft in the fight against COVID-19". Chicago Tribune.