COVID-19 Cases Total 34 Among Area Health Departments

COVID-19 Cases Total 34 Among Area Health Departments

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Thursday reported 1,884 new COVID-19 cases in Illinois, including 32 additional deaths. New cases reported throughout southern Illinois totaled 34 from various health departments.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,181,226 cases, including 20,406 deaths.

Local case breakdown:

  • Williamson County: 12
  • Saline and Jackson counties: five each
  • Hamilton County: four
  • Franklin and White counties: three each
  • Jefferson County: two

The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Feb. 18–24 is 2.7%.

A total of 2,693,345 vaccine does have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago. In addition, approximately 445,200 doses have been allocated to the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities, bringing the total Illinois doses to 3,138,545.

A total of 2,440,950 vaccines have been administered so far in Illinois, including 295,909 for long-term care facilities. The 7-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 66,274 doses. On Wednesday, 130,021 doses were administered in Illinois, marking the highest reported amount of vaccines administered to date.