Illinois health officials announce 2,678 new cases of COVID-19, 25 deaths

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Illinois Department of Public Health on Saturday reported 2,678 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in the state, including 25 deaths.

The deaths were reported in the following counties:

  • Cook County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 2 males 70s, 1 male 80s
  • DuPage County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s
  • Johnson County: 1 female 80s
  • LaSalle County: 1 male 80s
  • Lee County: 1 male 50s
  • Madison County: 1 female 50s, 1 male 50s, 2 females 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 90s
  • Monroe Cunty: 1 female 60s
  • Vermilion County: 1 male 90s
  • Will County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
  • Winnebago County: 1 female 80s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,235,578 cases, including 21,228 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 96,175 specimens for a total of 20,068,566. As of Friday night, 1,335 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 264 patients were in the ICU and 115 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from March 20 to March 26 is 3%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from March 20 to March 26 is 3.4%.

A total of doses of 6,227,895 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 6,692,795. 

A total of 5,418,211 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 366,675 for long-term care facilities. 

On Friday, 136,593 doses were reported administered in Illinois.

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