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Public Health Officials Announce 1,431 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease

News – Sunday, March 21, 2021

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,431 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 22 additional deaths.

  • Cook County: 1 male 30s, 2 females 50s, 1 male 50s, 2 males 60s, 1 female 70s, 2 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 4 males 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
  • DuPage County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 90s
  • Fulton County: 1 male 60s
  • Grundy County: 1 male 80s
  • Madison County: 1 male 70s
  • McDonough County: 1 male 60s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,221,863 cases, including 21,081 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 70,102 specimens for a total of 19,629,022.  As of last night, 1,132 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 236 patients were in the ICU and 97 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from March 14-20, 2021 is 2.5%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from March 14-20, 2021 is 2.8%.

A total of doses of 5,341,895 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 5,756,795.  A total of 4,706,502 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 361,886 for long-term care facilities.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 95,171 doses.  Yesterday, 75,380 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