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COVID-19 Cases, Tests, and Deaths by ZIP Code

This is the place to look for important information about how to use this dataset, so please expand this box and read on!

This is the source data for some of the metrics available at

For all datasets related to COVID-19, see

Only Chicago residents are included based on the home ZIP Code as provided by the medical provider. If a ZIP was missing or was not valid, it is displayed as "Unknown".

Confirmed cases are counted based on the week the test specimen was collected. For privacy reasons, until a ZIP Code reaches five cumulative cases, both the weekly and cumulative case counts will be blank. Therefore, summing the “Cases - Weekly” column is not a reliable way to determine case totals. Deaths are those that have occurred among confirmed cases based on the week of death.

For tests, each individual is counted once, based on the week the test specimen was collected. Tests performed prior to 3/1/2020 are not included. Test counts do not include multiple tests for the same person or some not positive tests not reported to CDPH.

The “Percent Tested Positive” columns are calculated by dividing the corresponding Cases and Tests columns. Because of the data limitations for the Tests columns, as well as strict criteria for performing COVID-19 tests, these percentages may vary in either direction from the actual disease prevalence in the ZIP Code. Of particular note, these rates do not represent population-level disease surveillance.

All data are provisional and subject to change. Information is updated as additional details are received.

To compare ZIP Codes to Chicago Community Areas, please see Both ZIP Codes and Community Areas are also geographic datasets on this data portal.

Data Source: Illinois National Electronic Disease Surveillance System, Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office, Illinois Vital Records, American Community Survey (2018)

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Last Harvest PerformedTue, 10/27/2020 - 00:11