Public Health Officials Announce 2,250 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 2,250 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 23 additional deaths.

  • Coles County: 1 male 50s
  • Cook County: 1 female 40s, 2 males 40s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • DuPage County: 1 male 90s
  • Effingham County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 90s
  • Franklin County: 1 male 50s
  • Kane County: 2 males 50s, 1 male 70s
  • Kendall County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
  • Lake County: 1 male 90s
  • McHenry County: 1 male 80s
  • Ogle County: 1 female 90s
  • Peoria County: 1 male 70s
  • Vermilion County: 1 male 60s
  • Warren County: 1 female 80s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,237,828 cases, including 21,251 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 65,729 specimens for a total of 20,134,295.  As of last night, 1,337 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 269 patients were in the ICU and 107 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from March 21-27, 2021 is 3.2%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from March 21-27, 2021 is 3.6%.

A total of doses of 6,277,895 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 5,528,422 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 366,892 for long-term care facilities.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 103,081 doses.  Yesterday, 110,211 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.  For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email dph.sick@illinois.gov.