COVID-19 ILLINOIS: 8,523 New Cases Over 3-Day Weekend; Region 8 Test Positivity Jumps To 6.2%

COVID-19 ILLINOIS: 8,523 New Cases Over 3-Day Weekend; Region 8 Test Positivity Jumps To 6.2%


8,523 New Cases Over 3-Day Weekend; Region 8 Test Positivity Jumps To 6.2%

The race between the surge and the vaccine continued over the Easter holiday weekend, as the number of doses administered statewide has grown to 6.29 million while the positivity rate jumped to 6.2% in Region 8 and 8,523 new cases were reported by the Illinois Department of Public Health.

The state also reported 47 additional deaths, bringing the state total to 21,373 since the pandemic began.

To date, Illinois has seen 1,256,634 total cases out of 20,626,612 total tests.

The seven-day test positivity rate for Region 8 (Kane and DuPage counties) continues its upward trend, going from 4.3% to 6.2% in 10 days.

The total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses increased by 272,400 in the past three days.



3,526 New Cases — Most Since Early February; Region 8 Test Positivity Jumps To 5.6%

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported 3,526 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 25 additional deaths.

The breakdown by county, gender and age demographics is as follows:

  • Cook County: 1 female 40s, 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s, 2 females 90s, 1 male 90s
  • DuPage County: 2 females 70s
  • LaSalle County: 1 male 90s
  • Lee County: 1 female 70s
  • Macon County: 1 male 60s
  • Madison County: 1 male 30s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • McLean County: 1 male 80s
  • St. Clair County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 70s
  • Tazewell County: 1 male 90s
  • Warren County: 1 female 50s
  • Will County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s
  • Winnebago County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s

IDPH is reporting a total of 1,248,111 cases, including 21,326 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 96,177 specimens for a total of 20,409,227. As of last night, 1,411 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 304 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 March 25-31 is 3.5%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from March 25-31 is 4.0%.

The Region 8 (Kane and DuPage counties) test positivity rate is 5.6%.

A total of doses of 7,095,305 vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago.

In addition, approximately 448,830 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 7,544,135.

A total of 5,918,422 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 367,823 for long-term care facilities.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 109,073 doses. Yesterday, 116,551 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.  For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email

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