Public Health Officials Announce 2,678 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 2,678 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 25 additional deaths.

  • 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 last 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 20-26, 2021 is 3.0%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from March 20-26, 2021 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. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 99,936 doses. Yesterday, 136,593 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.  Information for deaths previously reported has changed, therefore, today’s numbers have been adjusted. For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email