COVID-19 ILLINOIS: 3,631 New Cases, 63 Deaths Over Weekend; 3.3 Million Vaccinations; Test Positivity Calms

COVID-19 ILLINOIS: 3,631 New Cases, 63 Deaths Over Weekend; 3.3 Million Vaccinations; Test Positivity Calms

5PM SUNDAY, MARCH 7

3,631 New Cases, 63 Deaths Over Weekend; 3.3 Million Vaccinations; Test Positivity Calms

The state of Illinois COVID-19 situation improved a bit over the weekend.

The Illinois Department of Public Health is posting 3,631 new cases and 63 deaths since Friday. The statewide totals are 1,198,335 cases and 20,763 deaths in the past year.

Test positivity, which had been showing a three-day rise, settled down over the weekend. The seven-day test positivity rate stays at 4.5% for Kane-DuPage Region 8, but the two most-recent days showed 2.9% and 3.0% respectively.

The number of vaccine doses administered statewide has grown to 3,358,214.

 

2:30PM FRIDAY, MARCH 5

1,442 New Cases, 33 Deaths; 3 Million Vaccinations; Test Positivity Rises Again

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker said during a news conference today in Harvey, IL, that the number of COVID-19 vaccinations in Illinois is “set to soar.”

Vaccinations administered statewide to date passed the 3 million milestone, even as state health officials continued to express concerns over rising test positivity rates in Region 8 and other parts of the state as well as the possibility that variants could cause a third wave of hospitalizations and deaths.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported 1,442 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 33 additional deaths.

The breakdown by county is as follows:

  • Carroll County: 1 male 60s
  • Cook County: 1 male 40s, 1 female 50s, 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s, 2 females 70s, 2 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 3 males 80s
  • DeKalb County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s
  • DuPage County: 1 female 80s
  • Kendall County: 1 male 60s
  • Knox County: 1 male 60s
  • Lake County: 1 male 30s, 1 male 50s
  • LaSalle County: 1 female 80s
  • Madison County: 1 female 80s
  • Massac County: 1 male 80s
  • Monroe County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 90s
  • Montgomery County: 1 female 80s
  • Ogle County: 1 female 80s
  • Peoria County: 1 female 70s
  • Sangamon County: 1 male 80s
  • St. Clair County: 1 female 60s
  • Whiteside County: 1 male 70s
  • Will County: 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s

IDPH is reporting a total of 1,194,702 cases, including 20,700 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 103,336 specimens for a total of 18,492,848. As of last night, 1,166 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 263 patients were in the ICU and 121 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Feb. 26 to March 4 is 2.2%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Feb.  26 to March 4 is 2.8%.

Meanwhile, the seven-day test positivity rate for Region 8 (Kane and DuPage counties) took an alarming jump to 4.5% — the third straight day of increases.

A total of doses of 3,780,305 vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago.

In addition, approximately 443,700 doses total have been allocated to the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities. This brings the total Illinois doses to 4,224,005.

A total of 3,125,425 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 336,911 for long-term care facilities. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 83,115 doses. Yesterday, a record 131,882 doses were administered in Illinois.

*All data are provisional and will change. In order to rapidly report COVID-19 information to the public, data are being reported in real-time. Information is constantly being entered into an electronic system and the number of cases and deaths can change as additional information is gathered.  Information for deaths previously reported has changed, therefore, today’s numbers have been adjusted.  For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email dph.sick@illinois.gov.

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