COVID-19 ILLINOIS: 4,928 New Cases, 48 Deaths Over Weekend; 4.8% Test Positivity Region 8; Total Tests Pass 20 Million

COVID-19 ILLINOIS: 4,928 New Cases, 48 Deaths Over Weekend; 4.8% Test Positivity Region 8; Total Tests Pass 20 Million


4,928 New Cases, 48 Deaths Over Weekend; 4.8% Test Positivity Region 8; Total Tests Pass 20 Million

After big numbers of COVID-19 tests on March 24 and March, 25, the test positivity rate ticked down to 4.8% in Region 8 even as the numbers of new cases per day continued to increase.

The total number of tests statewide has passed the 20 million mark — 20,134,295 to be exact.

In data reported over the weekend, the state tallied 4,928 new cases and 48 additional deaths. The totals statewide to date are 1,237,828 positive cases and 21,251 deaths related to the virus.

The state had another big couple days of vaccinations. So far, there have been 5,528,422 vaccine doses administered in Illinois.



3,000 New Cases as State Battles Possible Resurgence; Illinois to Get 1 Million Doses Next Week

As state health officials announce new measures to prevent a COVID-19 resurgence, the Illinois Department of Public Health today reported 3,002 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 33 additional deaths.

Among the measures being take to prevent a resurgence are that local health departments with low demand can vaccinate residents age 16 and over, the distribution of 1 million doses that are expected to arrive next week and the deployment of rapid response vaccination teams to Region 1, where the test positivity rates are growing rapidly.

The deaths reported today, by county, age and gender, are as follows:

  • Cook County: 1 teen, 1 male 40s, 1 female 60s, 2 females 70s, 2 males 70s, 3 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Johnson County: 1 male 60s
  • Kane County: 1 male 70s
  • Lake County: 1 male 60s
  • LaSalle County: 1 male 70s
  • Lee County: 1 male 60s
  • Macoupin County: 1 female 60s
  • Madison County: 1 male 30s, 1 female 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s
  • Marshall County: 1 female 30s
  • McLean County: 1 male 90s
  • Peoria County: 1 male 60s
  • Sangamon County: 1 male 80s
  • St. Clair County: 2 males 60s, 2 females 80s
  • Will County: 1 male 70s

IDPH is reporting a total of 1,232,900 cases, including 21,203 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 76,774 specimens for a total of 19,972,391.

As of last night, 1,302 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 264 patients were in the ICU and 120 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from March 19-25 is 2.9%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from March 19-25, 2021 is 3.3%.

The seven-day test positivity rate for Region 8 (Kane and DuPage counties) jumped to 4.7%.

A total of doses of 6,146,815 vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago.  In addition, approximately 414,900 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 6,561,715.

A total of 5,281,618 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 364,302 for long-term care facilities.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 99,449 doses.  Yesterday, 126,710 doses were reported 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

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