COVID-19 ILLINOIS: Test Positivity Rising; 1,740 New Cases, 42 Deaths; 93,000 Shots in 1 Day

COVID-19 ILLINOIS: Test Positivity Rising; 1,740 New Cases, 42 Deaths; 93,000 Shots in 1 Day

2:20PM THURDAY, MARCH 4

Test Positivity Rising; 1,740 New Cases, 42 Deaths; 93,000 Vaccines Wednesday

Perhaps the biggest concern regarding today’s data from the Illinois Department of Public Health is that the test positivity rate for Kane and DuPage Region 8 has ticked up for two days straight.

Public health officials continue to point out that, despite increasing doses of COVID-19 vaccine, we are not out of the woods of this pandemic.

The IDPH today reported 1,740 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 42 additional deaths.

The deaths and demographics by county break down this way:

  • Bureau County: 1 male 50s
  • Champaign County: 1 male 80s
  • Cook County: 2 males 50s, 2 males 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 2 female 80s, 3 males 80s
  • DuPage County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s
  • Kane County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 60s
  • Lake County: 1 female 50s, 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 female 90s
  • LaSalle County: 1 female 80s
  • Macon County: 1 male 80s
  • Madison County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s
  • McLean County: 1 male 70s
  • Monroe County; 1 male 80s
  • Morgan County: 1 female 70s
  • Ogle County: 1 male 80s
  • Peoria County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s
  • Sangamon County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 80s
  • Stephenson County: 1 female 100+
  • Will County: 1 female 30s, 1 male 50s, 1 female 60s, 2 males 60s, 1 male 70s
  • Winnebago County: 1 female 90s

IDPH is reporting a total of 1,193,260 cases, including 20,668 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 73,990 specimens for a total of 18,389,512. As of last night, 1,200 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 260 patients were in the ICU and 128 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Feb. 25 to March 3 is 2.4%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Feb.  25 to March 3 is 2.9%.

The Region 8 test positivity rate is at 3.8%. That’s up from 3.4% two days earlier.

A total of doses of 3,563,775 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 4,007,475.

A total of 2,993,543 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 330,328 for long-term care facilities. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 78,942 doses. Yesterday, 93,302 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.  For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email dph.sick@illinois.gov.

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