Public Health Officials Announce 1,143 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease

More than 3 million doses of vaccine delivered to Illinois

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,143 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 20 additional deaths.

  • Cook County: 1 female 60s, 2 males 70s, 6 males 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Douglas County: 1 male 70s
  • Henry County: 1 female 80s
  • Iroquois County: 1 male 90s
  • Lake County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 90s
  • Sangamon County: 1 female 60s
  • St. Clair County: 1 female 60s
  • Union County: 1 male 60s
  • Will County: 1 female 80s
  • Winnebago County: 1 female 70s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,187,839 cases, including 20,536 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 42,234 specimens for a total of 18,178,487.  As of last night, 1,288 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 308 patients were in the ICU and 148 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from February 22–28, 2021 is 2.4%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from February 22–28, 2021 is 2.7%.

A total of doses of 2,740,105 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 3,183,805.  A total of 2,756,831 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 319,393 for long-term care facilities.  The 7-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 77,876 doses.  Yesterday, 50,897 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.