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. They include, but are not limited to:

  • The comorbidities present in COVID-19 deaths. Today, IDPH provides a breakdown of the ages of COVID-19 deaths (see chart below), but it does not disclose how many, or what percent, of each age group had underlying causes. That’s key to understanding what demographics are most vulnerable to the disease.
  • The number of daily COVID-19 ICU admissions. It’s an important data point often included in New York’s daily updates and central to understanding if the curve is flattening or not.

Given the data has only been recently released by the state, it is difficult to make any firm assessments. However, there are few key takeaways one may cautiously draw from the data, in particular since Illinois’ crisis is supposedly peaking now, or has already peaked (based on IHME projections):

  1. Illinois has excess resources in COVID-19 beds, ICU beds and ventilators. Of course, certain regions may be experiencing shortages.
  2. Hospitalizations may be flattening, but far more data is needed.
  3. Deaths may be peaking, but far more data is needed.

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

Daily Graphics

Daily Tables

Subscribe
Notify of
147 Comments
Newest
Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Freddy
1 day 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
5 hours 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
11 minutes 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

Amy
2 days 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!

Susan
4 days ago

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

Pat Seibert
3 days 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.

7 days 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
8 days 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
8 days 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
2 days 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

8 days 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
8 days 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/

8 days 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
8 days 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
8 days 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

8 days 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
9 days 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
11 days 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.

Beth Croley
11 days ago

Thank you Amy!

Bob
11 days 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
11 days 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
12 days 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
14 days 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
14 days 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
13 days 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
7 days ago
Reply to  MikeH

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

Rick
15 days 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
15 days 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
15 days 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
15 days 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
15 days 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
15 days ago
Reply to  Mark Glennon

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

Yoz
14 days 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 »

Mark
16 days 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
17 days 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
17 days 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
17 days 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
17 days 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
17 days ago
Reply to  anonymous

not sure about that…

UnclePugsly
17 days 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
17 days 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
19 days 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
21 days 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
21 days 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
19 days 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
18 days 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
17 days 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
16 days 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
16 days 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
7 days ago

Idiot, embarrassing.

Judy RN
22 days 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
17 days 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
22 days 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
17 days 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
22 days ago

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

Yoz
17 days 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
17 days 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
17 days 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
17 days 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
16 days 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
14 days 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
24 days 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
26 days ago

Sorry – number if intubations per day
(spell checker)

Charlie F
26 days 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
26 days 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
26 days ago

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

UnclePugsly
26 days 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
26 days 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
17 days ago
Reply to  debtsor

So flu deaths are counted as Wuhan virus deaths?

accept reality
26 days 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.

Dr Nemo
26 days ago

At this point the general state lockdowns are counterproductive for the citizenry, but they do provide irresistable (for the governors) frequent opportunities for televised gubernatorial self-dramatizations and blame shifting toward Trump for the disasters the governors are creating. Cuomo and Pritzker have the advantage of unskeptical state and local press support.

Flash413
26 days ago
Reply to  Dr Nemo

“Cuomo and Pritzker have the advantage of unskeptical state and local press support.”

They function essentially as bootlicking stenographers. Should they question any policies, the wrath of their Democratic overlords would make them as popular as a Republican in Hollywood. They would never work in NYC or Chgo/Springfield again.

debtsor
26 days ago
Reply to  Flash413

But according to a post on Capital Fax roughly 48 hours ago, and I’m not making this up, JB’s press conferences are dangerous and a waste of time, because conservative news outlets ask (and I can’t remember the term he used) unserious clown questions that put the rest of as risk, because JB should be spending his time leading, not answering questions Capital Fax deems unworthy. He says that he too is guilty because his questions need to be more focused and poignant instead of questioning JB’s authority and actions. He really got mad at reporters who ask “when will… Read more »

Governor of Alderaan
26 days ago
Reply to  debtsor

Jabba’s press conferences are dangerous because the unnatural act of standing risks shattering his pelvis, again

Jake
7 hours ago

Should he trip we could have a serious earthquake.

Flash413
26 days ago
Reply to  debtsor

That is hilarious. Yes, Jabba is leading Illinois all right. Leading down the Road of Ruination and steadily approaching the City of Bankruptcy.

Richard Poo Millersky
18 days ago
Reply to  debtsor

How are the press conferences dangerous? Questions are screened. Jay Bob says what he wants to say. There’s no danger. 😑

Richard Poo Millersky
17 days ago

There is NO danger in a press conference! 😃

Lone Protestor
27 days ago

For the table 4 from the bottom labeled Illlinois (3 “ls”) Covid-19 Deaths, I am perplexed as to why the daily change recorded isn’t from one day to the next but relative to all deaths.

Isn’t the point to determine whether one day was worse or better than the last and if so by how much?

Jake
28 days ago

Still no recovered. I guess everybody in Illinois who got C-19 died.

Lone Protestor
27 days ago
Reply to  Jake

It’s Illinois. If you recover you move to Texas or Florida and are never heard from again.

A person
28 days ago

This guy is a jag.
He wants to control the state and be a dictator.
No wonder the state is at a loss with people leaving as fast as they can.
All the numbers are padded.
He needs the pensions to be paid and when you claim that someone passes from this then you get more money from the Federal government.

Susan
28 days ago

From Pritzker’s chosen medical expert at last week’s press conference announcing another month StayAt Home Order, when asked why chlorinated pools should remain shut down: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/04/23/dr-ezike-swimming-pools-are-not-safe-to-use-during-coronavirus-pandemic-because-of-fecal-shedding/ “(CBS) — Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said Thursday that using swimming pools during the coronavirus pandemic is not a good idea – with a gross-out reason as to why. “IDPH does regulate pools, and if we want to get into the different microbes that exist within pools – different swimming pools – we can do that. But definitely, the practice of obviously being in a swimming pool, unfortunately, we… Read more »

debtsor
28 days ago
Reply to  Susan

Because they hate you, they hate us, and they want to destroy everything we love and cherish. Because they hate us. That’s why. We are the enemy and we are the victims of their wrath.

Christo
29 days ago

+1, for the info

Dr Nemo
29 days ago

The ventilator numbers may no longer be relevant for case tracking as current treatment approaches avoid ventilators if possible in favor of CPAP, BiPap, and APAP, AKA noninvasive methods of ventilatory support.

Governor of Alderaan
26 days ago
Reply to  Dr Nemo

True. The original guidelines were to intubate as soon as the patient was on 6L, but now BiPap, Optiflow, etc are used

NB-Chicago
1 month ago

One gaint issue in covid stats that only changed about a week ago was to start including those deaths ATRIBUTED covid and not confirmed by test for covid exposure in official covid death stats. Aparently every state’s counting covid deaths differntly. What standards does illinois use? Sad to say but sure there are desperate pols willing to jack up the count

UnclePugsly
1 month ago

A family member is part of the Wuhan virus response team in Peoria – they are not that busy. The Hospitals are closing due to a lack of patients now!!! Pritzker is a menace!!!

Freddy
1 month ago

It was just announced yesterday that Mercy Health here in Rockford will not accept Illinicare/Meridian/Molina Medicaid after 90 days and Blue Cross Blue Shield after 6 months. So public aid patients will have to find care somewhere else. Mercy’s $500M+ hospital asked or rather demanded every tax break from the city to reduce permit fees and our local State Senator was on the board of directors to help push the project thru. They pay zero in property tax’s just like other hospitals. They want to push Covid patients to the Rockton Ave campus and start opening up elective surgeries. Of… Read more »

Dr Nemo
1 month ago
Reply to  Freddy

Hospitals are not making money treating Covid patients. Treating pneumonia, heart failure, kidney failure, and similar illnesses are money-losing lines of business in the hospital world, especially when each patient needs 2-3 weeks of hospital care. The hospital makes its money in surgery, imaging, and to a lesser extent in the labor and delivery suite. For hospitals without a major cardiac surgery program, the line of business with the greatest margin is the joint replacement service and those have been completely shut down. Nonemergent and nonurgent surgery has been shut down as well, so the hospitals are almost certainly losing… Read more »

Charlie f
26 days ago
Reply to  Freddy

Now that’s revolutionary. If they get away with it,
You can expect to see it in all multi hospital systems in the state ( and in the country).
In addition to lousy payments, they can make you wait up to two years to get paid ( the state treasurer tells you the bill is ”approved”, the state comptroller says he’s waiting for some money to fall into the checkbook before he can pay bills, and of course, then, there are the frequent audits, and the mandatory demands to refund all the (over)payments from last year.

chumpchange
1 month ago

What would be really interesting to see is the impact of the China virus on other fatality causes around the state. How many deaths from cancer, heart disease, etc.

Yoz
1 month ago

Just want to say I’m so glad to have found this site after putting up with the Pritzker Spin Factory that is Rich Miller for the last couple of weeks.

Bob
1 month ago
Reply to  Yoz

Man that place is circle jerk. Its an echo,chamber for unions and Pritzker fellatists

Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Yoz

He’s JB’s de facto communications director.

Richard Poo Millersky
29 days ago
Reply to  Mark Glennon

Capitol Fax loves to nitpick over “disagreeable” posts, berate people, delete posts and ban people. ☹️,

Wirepoints is much better and friendlier, even with disagreements. 😃

debtsor
29 days ago

And blame Republicans, Rauner & Trump for all of IL’s problems.

Admin
29 days ago

We like disagreements! As long as they are substantive and not name calling.

True believer
28 days ago
Reply to  Yoz

Rich Miller is a sickening sycophant if al things left. I sent him an email about Ferguson not investigating the CPD lieutenant scandal. He told me he was going to print my personal contact information. Then he banned me. He is totally up lori and fat boy JB’s ass , Madigan and all the other phony RINOs like Lausch.

1 month ago

What model is he using? According to IHME, peak death was 2 days ago, and peak resource usage last week, and zero shortages of beds or ventilators. https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america/illinois

Ya heard
1 month ago
Reply to  Doug

The IMHE model has proven to be faulty and inaccurate.

Land of Delusion
1 month ago
Reply to  Ya heard

According to Pritzker all models, including the one using, are faulty and inaccurate.

debtsor
1 month ago

Doo-Doo head just said, moments ago, that he has completely discounted the southern states’ reopening in a few days time. He said Illinois will not be doing that anytime soon. He said that in order for Illinois to reopen we need: effective treatments, widespread contract tracing, readily and available testing, and adequate supplies of PPE. So basically: NEVER!!!! WE WILL NEVER REOPEN! I warned you this slimebag was a Tyrant, I am right. He has no plans to open, he’s the bozo driving the clown car, and the state’s handling of this has been comeplete s**tshow, as to be expected… Read more »

Old Spartan
1 month ago

I believe a little more research on the Covid deaths is warranted. Dr. Ezike says if you die and have Covid that is recorded as the cause of death. So for example everyone in hospice who is at death’s door for completely unrelated reasons– if they have Covid and die they are counted as a Covid statistic. With the survival rate so high (ie, the mortality rate under 1%) that doesnt make any sense. So cause of death is never heart disease? lung cancer? stroke? If I die in an auto accident and I have Covid is that a Covid… Read more »

UnclePugsly
1 month ago
Reply to  Old Spartan

Padding the death totals brings all the ‘data’ into question – Why?

Bob
1 month ago

Do we know how many people have actually been tested in Illinois ?