Illinois began providing COVID-19 hospitalization and resource data only on April 3, 2020, after many groups, including Wirepoints, requested the data be released. The state now provides the data daily on the IDPH website here.

The hospitalization and resource availability numbers shown below are key to knowing if the crisis is subsiding and to determining when parts of the economy can begin to reopen. Wirepoints is now compiling this data so our readers can see how the numbers are trending over time.

Importantly, there are still many key numbers we are not receiving from the state but that are necessary for properly assessing the situation. The data missing includes:

  • The number of daily COVID-19 hospital admissions and discharges. That’s important data central to understanding how the spread of the coronavirus is progressing.
  • The comorbidities present in COVID-19 deaths. IDPH does not disclose what percentage of victims had underlying causes. That’s key to understanding what demographics are most vulnerable to the disease. Wirepoints did, however, access the Cook County Medical Examiner’s database to calculate comorbidities for deaths in that county. The results are included below.
  • The results of antibody testing performed in Illinois. Antibody tests are important because they indicate how much of the population had the coronavirus, with or without symptoms, and are therefore likely to be immune for some period of time. A large prevalence of antibodies in the population would indicate that the effective fatality rate is smaller than first thought.

Click here to visit Wirepoints’ COVID-19 page and learn more about the impact the virus is having on Illinois.

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Kenneth Bradley Cooley Jr.
1 day ago

Hey, anyone ask a smart question yet?
I did.
Why virtually no Covid19 in the 55,000 homeless on the streets of LA?
I asked this of police officers I know who have doctors as sons and nurses for wives.
I also asked the local homeless ministry in Champaign I support.

Do you know why the homeless don’t get sick?
Immunity due to exposer.

We are trying to be too sterile in our country.

These working in dirty jobs like trash collectors don’t get sick because they build up an immunity to this crap.

Tough times …..herd immunity works.

Last edited 1 day ago by Kenneth Bradley Cooley Jr.
Lizard
2 days ago

Currently visiting Tulsa OK. I tried to look up the positivity rate. McLean County IL is running less than 2%. Tulsa County isn’t disclosing it on their dashboard, and you couldn’t even do the math because they weren’t showing the number of tests. Similar to antibody testing, it would be nice to know.

Marlene Meisels
13 days ago

Thank you, Wirepoints, for compiling all the stats and the easy to read tables! I’m going to curb my frustration and refrain from responding to comments from people not trusting the data or bashing people for trying to keep citizens safe or writing disparaging remarks about victims of racism.

MikeH
15 days ago

Dear leader sure has been quiet lately. You’d think he would still be giving briefings, seeing how important this all supposedly is….

Kenneth Zimmerman
3 hours ago
Reply to  MikeH

You are talking about Porky Pricktker? Well his one warehouse that has the mask and breathing devices is now less than half full. Same with his medical forms printing co, sales are slowing. The medical records recording company, well you guessed, is slowing and with all his holdings his profits are slowing. His warehouses aren’t pushing the goods(profits) because people are full.
He’s desperate for an uptick which isn’t happening even with the fake increase. The increase is because the testings are 10x more then it was two months ago and the numbers don’t jive.

taxpaying citizen
20 days ago

Illinois death and causes statistics from 2005-2018 here: https://dph.illinois.gov/data-statistics/vital-statistics/death-statistics/more-statistics
 
Number of Illinois deaths in 2018: 110,012
Age 65 and up: 81,802 – about 74.4% of deaths for all causes.
From 2005 to 2018- 74 to 75% of deaths is consistent for the 65 and up age group
 
In consideration of the previous 13 years of data, it’ll prove interesting when they release 2020 death statistics in 2 years. Will the numbers for leading causes of deaths such as: cardiovascular, diabetes and cancer decrease or remain steady? Or will the P&I increase and other causes decrease?

taxpaying citizen
20 days ago

Looking at Illinois population (2019) U.S. Census Bureau estimate: 12,671,821.
Age 65 and up population is 15.6% about 1,976,804.
Illinois Covid 19 deaths age 60 and up = 5,533.00, about 0.28%.
 
https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/IL

17 days ago

It seems our Governor was expecting a spike in Illinois deaths this year—why else would he grant all health care facilities civil liability immunity during COVID-19 crisis? As if this hasn’t contributed to higher adverse outcomes from a virus with a 98% recovery rate. Why have any regulations at all– such as a license to practice medicine?

Fed up neighbor
17 days ago
Reply to  liza

Pritzker is a blind fool with a blind agenda

14 days ago

His order that has removed civil liability for all healthcare providers in Illinois is criminal–the pandemic is no excuse, what IS the intent behind this order –it is more morally depraved as removing toilets to escape taxes. How will we ever know how many Illinois residents have died due to negligence —and how can he even shift focus to granting illegal alien citizens free health care? And why are the many lawsuits against him sitting in limbo?

UnclePugsly
21 days ago

Thank You WirePoints – You are the trusted source for all things Illinois!

chumpchange
22 days ago

Still would be great to see any data on the number of non-china virus deaths (heart disease, diabetes, cancer, etc) over the same timeframe. i.e., did china-virus change mortality rates? how much credit is china virus getting for deaths that would have otherwise likely occurred? how much did government economic incentives of rewarding hospital systems for china-virus deaths impact the death toll?
 

Last edited 22 days ago by chumpchange
Freddy
21 days ago
Reply to  chumpchange

There are approx 2,839,205 recorded deaths in the U.S. in 2018 from all causes. According to Stanford 1,703,523 died in acute care hospitals or 60%. In nursing homes 567,841 died or 20% of total deaths and the same for those who dies at home at 567,841 or 20%. So 567K die in a nursing homes in a Non-Covid year (2018) which is more than the total deaths worldwide from Covid so far. I can”t vouch for accuracy for numbers but seems reasonable. Which means they died from the flu or cancer/heart disease/diabetes/etc. Please correct me if I’m wrong!!

Beverly Bryant
24 days ago

I do not trust these numbers for this reason:
Gov Pritzker has ties to at least two companies that manufacture test kits. Therefore I am skeptical that these tests are skewed to inflate numbers because of his financial interest. Governor Pritzker is one of the most corrupt mayor’s Illinois has ever had. Follow the money.

https://www.illinoispolicy.org/pritzker-family-firm-has-ties-to-covid-19-testing-companies/

taxpaying citizen
27 days ago

Covid Money Incentivized NY hospital watch: Perspectives on the Pandemic | The (Undercover) Epicenter Nurse | Episode Nine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIDsKdeFOmQ Erin Marie Olszewski is a Nurse-turned-investigative journalist, who has spent the last few months on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic, on the inside in two radically different settings. Two hospitals. One private, the other public. One in Florida, the other in New York. And not just any New York public hospital, but the “epicenter of the epicenter” itself, the infamous Elmhurst in Donald Trump’s Queens. As a result of these diametrically opposed experiences, she has the ultimate “perspective on the… Read more »

Jim Kelster
29 days ago

Please update the nursing home death chart. I’m tired of reading how many new deaths we are having in DuPage and your chart hasn’t been updated since 5/15. Thanks

Jim Kelster
28 days ago
Reply to  John Klingner

Impressive. Thanks
 

Bob Out of Here
1 month ago

Someone needs to point out to Jumbo Belly George Floyd died of Covid19, not asphyxiation. Based on the criteria used to determine cause of death in Illinois, since he tested positive for Covid, his would be classed as a Covid death.

Freddy
1 month ago

Another good article at http://www.naturalnews.com by Ethan Huff. Cancer industry is killing more black people than police are but no one is rioting against cancer clinics in low income areas. Lack of good nutrition/food deserts/more abortion clinics/lack of high quality healthcare/higher mother and infant mortality rates/etc but never a word from mainstream media on how many die daily from what I mentioned. Vitamin D-magnesium-omega 3’s-probiotics would immensely help with most diseases not for just the African American population but everyone. Scroll way down on article for comments.

debtsor
1 month ago

We were so, so close to COVID burning out. Now with these large gathers of more than 10 people, in two weeks, COVID will be coming towards a neighborhood near you.

StvOh
1 month ago
Reply to  debtsor

Keep guessing, if it amuses you.

BeFreeIL
1 month ago
Reply to  debtsor

No we weren’t. And your doomsaying ain’t going to happen.
However, what is probably happening is that the viral effects themselves are weakening. -> way fewer serious cases an deaths.

accept reality
23 days ago
Reply to  debtsor

you should wear TWO masks; one for you nose and mouth, and another tin one for your head.

Covid Is Real
22 days ago
Reply to  debtsor

COVID-19 isn’t dying out soon. It’ll linger for a long time. Brady Sluder and Tyler Wallace could catch COVID-19.

Denise kalina
1 month ago

I love your concise reports and recommend your site.

Joyce
1 month ago

Meanwhile this idiot and the nutjob so called health expert is following the science killing this state off while everyone is crossing borders going in to Republican controlled states can’t wait to get my house sold and out of this debt ridden state which will never recover from this idiot running it further in to the ground. Meanwhile him and his family enjoy everything in WI and FL what a complete incompetent jerk the worse yet and I hate to say this but there won’t be a cure or vaccine so this state will never open according to him. And… Read more »

Harry
1 month ago
Reply to  Joyce

The State will be better off without people like you. Please hurry.

MikeH
1 month ago
Reply to  Harry

Care to explain why, Harry?

#protectourcity
1 month ago
Reply to  Harry

Harry, are those your folks destroying our city?

StvOh
1 month ago
Reply to  Harry

Lemme guess, Harry. U voted for Hill, O, O, Kerry, Gore, Bill, Bill, Dukakis, etc.

accept reality
23 days ago
Reply to  Harry

Joyce, you are quite a wit. Spanky and Buckwheat could use you as a fact checker.

Ellen Benson
1 month ago

Let’s see. I’m over 60. I have no co-morbidities. Take a bone pill to keep bones strong. Take Lipitor 10mg daily. Also since the nuns taught me, Sister says ” Wear a mask, Ido. Sister says Social distance, I do. So if I am going to be killed by Covid-19, perhaps I should stop paying Il income taxes, Federal taxes and property taxes. What do you think? I’m forward thinking kind of human.

Freddy
1 month ago
Reply to  Ellen Benson

Jarrow’s Bone-Up works well. Has all the minerals you need to maintain strong bones. I take extra D3/K2 and magnesium. If you take Lipitor did the doctor advice you to take CoQ10 since statins deplete this quickly and it’s needed for heart health?

Harry
1 month ago
Reply to  Ellen Benson

What good does nonsensical commentary do? If you agree to give up any future benefit from paying your share of taxes, then so be it. Just remember, you can no longer drive on our roads, expect the snow plow truck to plow (which you won’t need since you can no longer drive on our roads…) Fire department won’t come if you need them, nor police, etc. Good for you for playing by some simple rules that likely will help slow the spread….just not sure why the nonsense about taxes?

MikeH
1 month ago
Reply to  Harry

If you can tell us how those “simple rules” will “slow the spread” as you say, please enlighten us. As for taxes, I fear that you may actually believe that they go where they’re supposed to.

debtsor
1 month ago
Reply to  MikeH

And that we’re not overpaying significantly for the basic services…Because we are.

Bob
1 month ago
Reply to  debtsor

Looks like a troll from Oswego Wallyworld got in

Illinois Entrepreneur
1 month ago
Reply to  Harry

What a disingenuous and stupid answer. First, transportation infrastructure is paid via fuel taxes, tolls, and other vehicle taxes. Those are user based fees and taxes. If you don’t use them, you don’t pay. Second, the police do very little for me and my business, and I’ve never actually received the benefit of their fine work. I’ve only been harassed on behalf of an alderman with an ax to grind, and then when I have an actual crime to report, they shrug their shoulders and are irritated that I bothered them with it. I get the, “nothing we can do… Read more »

MikeH
1 month ago

Perhaps knowing how things work is like math: it’s for Republicans.

StvOh
1 month ago
Reply to  Harry

Harry, if you don’t understand that taxes are prob 50% too high, then you don’t see how govt ees are overpaid, over-benefited, underworked, over-hired, then you will never see it

Freddy
1 month ago

I have mentioned this before that the severity of Covid may be a side effect indirectly or even directly tied to medications many take for those who are over 60. How many people do you know that are over 60 especially 70-80 that are on multiple medications sometimes 5 or 10 different ones? If you check at Good RX and search medications that can harm your lungs there are many classifications of drugs that can cause lung problems like interstitial pneumonia. Many of these drugs are newer like statins (Lipitor 1996) indirectly deplete the body of vital-essential nutrients like CoQ10… Read more »

Hank Scorpio
1 month ago
Reply to  Freddy

Agreed. The vitamin D deficiency stats are particularly eye-opening. Joe Rogan and Rhonda Patrick recently discussed this — find the 12 minute clip on youtube, worth the watch.

I’m sure its not the only factor, but Vit-D deficiency is linked to disease in normal times anyway. And Florida which is the Senior capital of the US has relatively low covid mortalities — but then again it helps when the state takes proper action against infecting nursing homes… (cough Cumo, cough Pritzker)

Freddy
1 month ago
Reply to  Hank Scorpio

Check out the book. “The Global Pandemic of VDD (vitamin D deficiency) The king of all silent killers” by Dr. David C. Page

Jake
29 days ago
Reply to  Freddy

One out of three in the US are pre-diabetic or diabetic and have insulin resistance. Sixty percent are obese and obesity has been a leading factor in a serious Covid event. You can thank the government food pyramid and other guidelines on nutrition that have emphasized carbohydrates over protein and natural fat, processed food over real food. We are a sick society and we have George McGovern to thank for it: he was going to make sure the government rewrote the book on eons of the human diet to make things better.

Donna
27 days ago
Reply to  Freddy

Just a note about nutrition, alot of people are “self diagnosing” and listening to well meaning advice, however, my husband WORKS OUTSIDE EVERY DAY, and was told to take additional vitamin D, 5,000 iu’s, Everyone’s body metabolizes nutrition differently, ask a quality doctor and please stop believing “well meaning pseudo docs” and stop reading “recommended” amazon reviews, vitamins/supplements cost money, cheap supplements(AND ALOT OF RX’S), are sourced from China. Stay healthy to all!

Amy
1 month ago

Thanks for doing the daily updates! It makes it easier to get a big picture of what is going on. It looks like IDPH changed death counts on their Long Term Care page. It is updated as of May 22 and looks like it’s now 2099 for the state. According to your May 15 Long Term Care map, Cook County alone had 2762. Any idea if they then went back and adjusted total death count for Illinois as well? Wire Points, do you have any information on that? Thanks!

1 month ago
Reply to  Amy

Amy, the death number on that map is the total death count for each county, including those from retirement homes. The percentage shown is the percent of the total death count coming from retirement homes.

We’ve added language to the graphic to make that more clear for our readers.

Susan
1 month ago

Why tbe sudden spike in ventilators?
Who bought them,who sold them, at what prices?

Pat Seibert
1 month ago
Reply to  Susan

Re: sudden spike in ventilator inventory .. can’t say for sure, but likely orders that were placed are now being filled.
As far as who bought/sold/prices, I doubt we’ll ever know that. But I’m guessing you and I bought them with our taxes. Always remember, governments produce no products and earn NO money – government revenue relies on taxing citizens.
So the money the Feds are distributing is money WE earned and paid in taxes and the funds the state is spending is money WE earned and paid in taxes.

1 month ago

How many people get sick every day, I hope that this will end very soon and we will again live absolutely calm and live in good health every day. Actually, the statistics are somehow not normal, there is a very severe outbreak in some regions, and where do these people come from who spread this infection every day to all cities and villages. This is not good, so I think that it is necessary to isolate cities and villages from each other for some time. But at the same time provide the poor with food.

Pat
1 month ago

Thanks for posting this information – and the intelligent and considered comments from other readers. It’s comforting to find intelligent life on the Internet.
Too bad we don’t have more intelligent and less political minds in Springfield and Washington.
I keep reminding myself they were elected to serve the citizens; not the other way around.

CrazyPills
1 month ago

I’m curious of length of stay stats for Covid and if available days on ventilator with correlations to various treatment programs is available. I have to believe doctors have learned much of what works and will continue to progress.

Yoz
1 month ago
Reply to  CrazyPills

Treatment of Covid-19 has evolved to using oxygen-based therapies to avoid ventilator use as much as possible. However, if you are interested in seeing estimates on things like mean number of days on mechanical ventilation, mean number of days from onset to hospitalization, mean number of days of hospitalization, and so on then I’d suggest looking at Table 2 at this link:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/planning-scenarios.html#table-2

1 month ago

Thanks for this report that I found at Zerohedge. One question remains: “if all … with pre-existing conditions were at a similar risk of dying, then we’d expect a more even share of deaths across every age group.” However, the virus does not check birth dates, but conditions to sneak in. Think about this: age and health conditions are strongly correlated. If a younger one and an older one have identical conditions, can we safely tell the younger one that their risk of dying is lower? Which data support this? My assumption is: age does not matter, conditions do. This… Read more »

Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  jaypac

That’s a key point but I think you have the wrong answer. Ted and John addressed that very point here: https://wirepoints.org/covid-19-deaths-and-pre-existing-conditions-what-illinois-data-says-about-whos-at-risk-wirepoints/

1 month ago
Reply to  Mark Glennon

Mark, thanks for your response.
The first table in part 1 tells the whole story and even supports my hypothesis: Look at age group 30-39 and compare it with 50-59. Same numbers but 20 years older. The slight increase with even higher age groups may be the nursing home influence. So IMHO my theory stands: age does not matter, conditions do.

Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  jaypac

Ah, I think we are actually on the same page and I misunderstood. Ted was looking at your comment too and will chime in.

Yoz
1 month ago
Reply to  jaypac

The presumption with your position is that our immune systems are static in character. However, children do not have a fully developed immune system at birth. And as time goes on, your immune system changes as you get older. As such, it may not be as simple as whether someone has a co-morbidity or not.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/medicalxpress.com/news/2020-05-tiny-rna-coronavirus-diminish-age.amp

1 month ago
Reply to  jaypac

Jaypac, thanks for the comment. I think you’re right that no categorical statement can be made at this point. Yes, the death toll for the younger brackets is far lower. Yes, the known-case fatality rate is far lower. Yes, deaths as a share of population is far lower in the under-age-50 bracket. But what we need is more recovery and medical data. Without that, it can’t be said categorically that younger people with pre-existing conditions are at lower risk than the elderly. Having that info would go a long way to telling us who’s most at risk and who’s not.… Read more »

Dale
1 month ago

The reason people are starting to push back is a lack of trust in our elected officials as well as the media. People are doing their own research, such as using the stats provided here, and are realizing that, while the virus is a threat, a different approach should be used to deal with it. That approach doesn’t mean locking everyone down. The government’s response has been to try and provide more vague stats combined with threats by the dictator, I mean governor! I keep going back to the same question – During past epidemics/pandemics, when was quarantine used to… Read more »

Joyce
1 month ago

This jerk will not reopen this state until he gets bailout for this horrendous spend and tax i for one am selling my house and getting out of here it’s too late. He and his ilk don’t care this will go on and on it’s no longer about the virus.

Harry
1 month ago
Reply to  Joyce

Ah, Joyce and her negative attitude again. The sooner the better sour puss.

debtsor
1 month ago
Reply to  Harry

Hi Oswego Willy!

Beth Croley
1 month ago

Thank you Amy!

Bob
1 month ago

Its interesting that the death numbers went up just for One Man Eclipse to use to threaten all those that want to open their business. Call me skeptical.

Yoz
1 month ago

Anyone else notice that IDPH has stopped publishing daily hospital admissions number with respect to Covid-19 like symptoms for each region? Anyone else think it’s not an accident that they were replaced with more fuzzy metrics of a political nature?

lizard
1 month ago

I would like to compare hospitalizations this year to last year during this timeframe. I would like to know the average utilization of hospital beds pre-crisis. I would also like to see the total number of deaths this year to date versus last year or the average year to date number.

NB-Chicago
1 month ago

Every state is using differnt criteria to count covid deaths..desperate for fed $cash/bailouts$ illinois apparently includes every death weather confirmed covid positive through test or merely attributed? Apparently liberal California only includes deaths by victums that have tested positive for covid. Now with illinois counting 48% of covid deaths as occurring in nursing homes, are those deaths from test confirmed main cause covid? Atributed to covid? Or residence who are 90 with stage 4 cancer or something who are on deaths bed anyway? Unfortunately people are dying in nursing homes all the time. A real -simple- stupid -dumb question—is illinois… Read more »

Yoz
1 month ago
Reply to  NB-Chicago

On the one hand, I agree it’s important to ask how many life-years we’re actually saving when it comes to COVID-19 mortalities. If all we are doing is saving people from a death a few months away, obviously we are paying far too high a cost for that. On the other hand, I don’t think that should excuse Pritzker’s mismanagement of the situation in our nursing homes. We know that these people are highly vulnerable and that IDPH’s lack of proper oversight has lead to infections that could have been prevented.

MikeH
1 month ago
Reply to  NB-Chicago

The myriad downvotes tell me they’re not even reading these comments. lol. Come on, Millerites: debate us about what we’re wrong on. I know you won’t, though. You’re afraid since there’s no biased moderator deleting the comments from those mean old conservatives.

Plenty tough
1 month ago
Reply to  MikeH

Millerites? Aren’t they called 7th Day Adventists this century?

Rick
1 month ago

What these numbers tell us is that the governors used a one size fits all approach. This inherently meant that no part of their effort was prioritized. So the incredibly bad mistake of not simply getting the old folks out of those Petri dishes called nursing homes was totally and stupidly overlooked. If that were the approach we’d have less than half the deaths and no shutdown! And massive herd immunity and non weakened immunities in general. They could have said all nursing residents must go back to their families or to volunteer foster families. We will close and sterile… Read more »

Dr Nemo
1 month ago

Hospitalization numbers flat since mid April, small uptrend in daily death toll. Doesn’t look like shutting the downstate economy and impoverishing all those healthy Republicans down there is having any effect on those Chicagoland Covid numbers, does it? A lot of them will have to leave the state broke before November though. Contact tracing will have limited effectiveness among a population already uncooperative with masking and social distancing practices. Contact tracing is effective when there is an effective treatment as in sexually transmitted infections, tuberculosis, and similar cases. You find cases or carriers and give them the appropriate medication and… Read more »

Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Dr Nemo

Exactly right. With the numbers being flat but not declining even after the long shutdown, we now need to face the question of whether the shutdowns really worked well. I, too, am surprised that the numbers haven’t dropped by now.

Dr Nemo
1 month ago
Reply to  Mark Glennon

The shutdown might have worked if the people cooperated with the rest of the program, i.e. masking, social distancing, staying home, and washing hands in order to protect others from ourselves. But that didn’t happen and it had to happen for the shutdown to have been effective in keeping the numbers down. Getting people to want to do do socially constructive things en masse in a crisis takes real leadership, not the phony kind we have in the city and the state.

debtsor
1 month ago
Reply to  Dr Nemo

My ‘unscientific non-epidemiologist’ opinion has a 50/50 chance of being better than than the epidemiologists’ advice. They been selling such terribly awful snake oil these last few months – they make astrologists and economists look good! Regardless, I think it’s pretty clear that the virus is spread through the air and being in close contact with infected people. Over and over again, the clusters and spread come from an infected person in a closed space breathing unfiltered recirculated air – train cars, nursing homes, court rooms, office buildings, single family homes and apartment buildings, meat plants, manufacturing facilities, and so… Read more »

anonymous
1 month ago
Reply to  Mark Glennon

The numbers are all padded. Pritzker wants to have his iron fist over the state of Illinois.

Yoz
1 month ago
Reply to  Mark Glennon

Since we’re still not being given daily admission numbers on hospitalizations or any similar measure with respect to ICU usage, such as length of stay broken down by percentages (e.g. % of patients under 1 week, 2~3 weeks, 3~4 weeks), the fact that hospitalizations are flat doesn’t mean we aren’t past peak. It may instead simply be reflective of a long-tailed statistical distribution with respect to recovery or fatality, such that even with decreasing inputs the numbers stay stable for awhile. After all, we do know that severe COVID-19 cases typically take weeks to resolve for good or for worse,… Read more »

Pharmacist
14 days ago
Reply to  Dr Nemo

Social distancing has zero scientific proof behind it. It’s pure guesswork. But if one believes social distancing has benefits there is one place where social distancing is guaranteed to never take place – nursing homes. Many of the patients need physical assistance from one or two people just to get up to wash, go to the toilet, eat, etc. Putting new gloves and masks on when visiting a patient may be good practice but it is of limited effectiveness. With so many perverse incentives the number of COVID-19 deaths and hospitalizations are meaningless. We will be able to glean more… Read more »

Mark
1 month ago

It would also be beneficial, for an analysis, to know what the race is of those hospitalized with Covid-19 and the breakdown by race in the death totals.

Go IL, NOT
1 month ago

Thank you for adding the average line in the charts. If I can make one more suggestion, on the bar charts can you make a multi colored bar? Example, for ventilators have the bottom color being non-COVID used, the middle color being used for COVID use, and the rest of the bar showing the total. Your lumping two of the categories into one color. I talked with a friend in the UK today, and their view is that we are fighting for our freedom to become sick, which made me laugh. I don’t understand the ignorance of not wanting to… Read more »

Downstate cynic
1 month ago

The critical measures are hospital admissions and ICU admissions. If you have a nursing home event you can have major issues with a high percent of admissions. If you have a meat packing plant you can have hundreds of positives without hospitalizations. Daily case rates are only one indicator that can vary wildly based upon availability of testing, density of the population and other factors. If a local Health system has reached capacity then transfer the patients. Do not shut down the economy. Finally, there is emerging information that indicates that patients 7 to 10 days after symptoms begin are… Read more »

Transparent Illinois
1 month ago

Can you add to this chart how many cancer screenings are now being skipped? we can probably figure out how many would have benefited from early detection based on historical counts and statistics – https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-screenings-exc/exclusive-u-s-medical-testing-cancer-screenings-plunge-during-coronavirus-outbreak-data-firm-analysis-idUSKCN22A0DY

anonymous
2 months ago

When a person has a test and then has repeated tests to see if they still have the virus it is counted as a new case, So a person may have 4-5 tests until they tests negative and therefore each test is a new case. Shows that these are therefore padded counts and that counts of new cases are not correct.

debtsor
1 month ago
Reply to  anonymous

not sure about that…

UnclePugsly
1 month ago
Reply to  debtsor

I believe anonymous is correct – it’s number of tests not patients. Same person can be tested multiple times and many are.

Downstate cynic
1 month ago
Reply to  anonymous

In our county they do not count repeat positive tests on the same person.
Each case is reported and evaluated by contact tracing.
Repeats are not counted as new cases.

WL
2 months ago

Best site that I ever found that updates us with complete facts. THe Governor.s briefings are now mostly political backslapping with all concerned thanking everyone

Pat Seibert
2 months ago

So much of the data is misleading … like number of new cases. That figure is a function of how many are tested. Also, those testing negative today may be positive tomorrow. At best it’s a ‘point in time’ figure based on an unknown demographic (age, underlying conditions, exhibiting symptoms, etc.).
Good information might be how many of the deaths and hospitalizations have been from congregate settings; in particular, nursing homes.
Thank you for this daily glimpse into the numbers.

chumpchange
2 months ago

Would be interesting to see some data on the # of IL hospital deaths not related to China virus, e.g., hearth failure, cancer, etc.

You know, just to see how much China virus has cured society of all other ailments.

Downstate cynic
2 months ago
Reply to  chumpchange

Check the state Secretary of State site for vital statistics. By county you can find the annual deaths by county with some break done by General cause of death. In my down state county we have an average of about 100 deaths per month. Cannot find monthly totals for 2020 yet. We have 7 Covid deaths since mid March. Most were symptomatic in that first 2-3 weeks. Average age 85 +, youngest 72, all with comorbidities. The number of trauma cases is markedly down. I suspect overall death rate will be down in the shut down period. But the real… Read more »

Not as racist as you
2 months ago
Reply to  chumpchange

It seems as if the public is vastly underestimating Trump Flu. If the Flu had an outbreak like the Trump Flu has, than we would be doing (or should be) the exact same thing. Social distancing, wearing masks, etc. Unfortunately we have too many small dick impotent losers that are afraid that masks make them look less masculine and get their news from Rush ‘On my death bed already so who cares if I get COVID’ Limbaugh. And since you can’t kill it with an AR-15, these block heads have no other course of action than to call it the… Read more »

debtsor
2 months ago

But it is the China Virus. Because it came from China.

And no the public is not underestimating the China Virus. They’re being realistic about it. We’re all going to get it, eventually, and 99% of people will be OK. Delaying the inevitability is just going to make everyone bankrupt.

As for your AR-15 comment, just pure racist stupidity. You racist.

Land of Delusion
1 month ago

I’m not certain how anyone is underestimating anything with the media blasting fear every day, government shutting down business and mass unemployment. I choose not to a wear mask because doctors and viral experts say cloth masks do not stop aerosols at all, likely cause most to touch their face more often with contaminated hands and block breathing properly causing carbon dioxide build up. Doctors & nurses who wear N95 masks have to be fitted, simply throwing on a cloth bandana is like hiding behind a chain link fence, a waste of time & effort. That aside considering most downstate… Read more »

chumpchange
1 month ago

You sound like a really pleasant person but independent thought may not be your strong suit.

The virus has many names. Pick your favorite.

Wuhan Wheezer
Boomer Doomer
Kung Flu

or my favorite, the Ching Chong Chinky-Wong Ping Lo Wang Sweet & Sour Sickness

But yes, it came from a lab in China.

Joe
1 month ago

Idiot, embarrassing.

Judy RN
2 months ago

I am looking for the number of patients that are newly hospitalized each day due to Covid-19. Not the cumulative totals. Where can that info be found?

Yoz
1 month ago
Reply to  Judy RN

http://www.dph.illinois.gov/restore

However, they give PUI admission numbers, not COVID-19 admission numbers. They refer to PUI as CLI, but it’s the same thing. In essence, it’s people under investigation (PUI) that may have COVID-19, but may also have something else. Since they don’t give the positivity testing rate for PUIs, it’s difficult to determine what the COVID-19 admission numbers might be.

Transparent Illinois
2 months ago

Can you guys help me understand the discrepancy between the deaths reported by the CDC and the deaths reported by IDPH? The IDPH are almost double that of the CDC.

Yoz
1 month ago

I just checked the CDC statistics and it’s the same as IDPH except for a delay of a day or two in reporting.

Hank Scorpio
2 months ago

Just out of curiosity, is there any way you guys can calculate R0 from these datasets and create a chart?

Yoz
1 month ago
Reply to  Hank Scorpio

rt.live gives estimates of Rt. https://epiforecasts.io/covid/posts/national/united-states/ also gives estimates of Rt, but can be affected by increases or decreases in testing. What’s the difference between Rt and R0? The basic reproduction number (R0) is used to measure the transmission potential of a disease. It is the average number of secondary infections produced by a typical case of an infection in a population where everyone is susceptible. In other words, it’s an estimate of the maximum potential rate of infection. The effective reproductive number (Rt) is the average number of secondary cases per infectious case in a population made up of… Read more »

Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Yoz

Thanks. And that’s why it seems to me that Pritzker’s refusal to collect antibody testing data is misguided. You don’t have an accurate RO without that. I realize there is a significant error rate in antibody testing, but researchers can correct for that, and at least two that have emergency authorization from the FDA are 99% accurate, according to FDA.

The Truth Hurts
1 month ago
Reply to  Mark Glennon

I believe he doesn’t want to release the data so he can take credit for the declining reproduction numbers.

Let’s assume R0 of COVID-19 was 2.5 at the beginning of this pandemic. If 30% of the population already has anti-bodies that mean the effective reproduction number should fall to 1.75 without any social distancing measures providing any help, R=sR0.

He gets to take credit knowing that the average voter has no idea why the effective reproduction numbers drop.

Yoz
1 month ago

Pretty much all estimates I’ve seen show that the effective reproduction numbers were dropping well before stay-at-home orders and arguably there’s evidence that stay-at-home orders may have had negligible effect. Pritzker of course will claim otherwise. As to the antibody tests, his argument against them aren’t valid – epidemiologists know how to validate antibody tests and administer serological surveys. So why won’t he really do them? My guesses are: (1) he’s afraid it will show high rates of infection in traditionally underserved minority neighborhoods or congregate settings that he is still under-testing; (2) he fears that it will undermine support… Read more »

Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Yoz

And, Yoz, check out the new FDA ratings for Roche and Abbott antibody tests: 99% accurate. Pritzker now has no excuse. https://www.fiercebiotech.com/medtech/fda-publishes-first-validation-results-12-covid-19-antibody-tests

Yoz
1 month ago
Reply to  Mark Glennon

I agree. There really is no excuse. At this point, fear of what the tests could reveal would be the only rational reason for Pritzker not pursuing them.

Joe Blow
2 months ago

looks like opening bars and restaurants is a good idea… for starters just make it so people under 40 years old can dine in or something… this is getting ridiculous

Charlie F
2 months ago

Sorry – number if intubations per day
(spell checker)

Charlie F
2 months ago

I think the only important stat is the number if insulation per day / three day running average. That’s how we’ll tell which way we’re going.
Dr Charlie

a person
2 months ago

How many had other underlying conditions?
How many did not have the test only the symptoms (which are symptoms for many other health issues too) and were classified as this ?

Go IL, NOT
2 months ago

Can you add an average line to the daily bar charts? This would help reviewing the data and determining the peaks.

UnclePugsly
2 months ago

The death data are not ‘clean’ as healthcare professionals are being pressured to ignore comorbidity and declare all deaths due to COVID19. The death number is ‘padded’.

debtsor
2 months ago
Reply to  UnclePugsly

The wuhan virus clearly accelerated the death. If a person w/ a co-morbidity was out and about a few days ago, and then after catching coronavirus, got sick and died, I think it’s a pretty strong case that wuhan virus is the cause of death, with the co-morbidities as contributing factors, and they can be listed on spaces 2-4 on the death certificates. Now to what extent are untested people with maybe some minor symptoms of wuhan virus dying, but the death certificate is padded? This is likely happening. There’s not enough data to know if it is significant or… Read more »

UnclePugsly
1 month ago
Reply to  debtsor

So flu deaths are counted as Wuhan virus deaths?

accept reality
2 months ago

I have some ideas to implement during the shutdown:
1. Let’s turn McCormick Place into a viable, revenue producing convention center as soon as we can throw the hundreds of sick people into nursing homes.
2. Illinois should fund a tech revolution that turns our thousands of extra ventilators into C-Pap machines.
3. Pritzker should use all the expensive protective equipment into State employee uniforms.