Rockford, Illinois News

Illinois reports 1,655 virus cases, 17 deaths

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) on Wednesday reported 1,655 new cases of COVID-19, including 17 additional deaths.

Deaths reported Wednesday included a Boone County man in his 70s and a Winnebago County woman in her 80s.

The state has reported a total of 1,213,765 cases, including 20,988 deaths since beginning of the pandemic. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories processed 77,798 coronavirus tests for a total of 19,299,281.  As of Tuesday night, 1,143 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 259 were in the ICU and 102 patients were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total tests from March 10 to March 16 is 2.2%.

A total of of 5,101,825 doses of the virus 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 5,516,725.

A total of 4,283,487 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 358,234 for long-term care facilities.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 102,223 doses.  Yesterday, 102,390 doses were reported administered in Illinois.