Skip to main content

At least sixteen Illinois cases are now linked to the reports of elevated lead levels in recalled cinnamon applesauce pouches. To learn more about the recall, go to If you or a family member consumed this product, consult your health care provider.

Public Health Officials Announce 22,600 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease Over the Past Week

News – Friday, November 12, 2021

COVID-19 cases increased 29% since last week

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 22,600 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 129 additional deaths since reporting last November 5, 2021.  New cases of COVID-19 increased 29% from last week.  

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,735,586 cases, including 26,077 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.  The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. Since reporting on Friday, November 5, 2021, laboratories have reported 906,911 specimens for a total of 37,016,510.  As of last night, 1,553 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 307 patients were in the ICU and 140 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators. 

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from November 5-11, 2021 is 2.5%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from November 5-11, 2021 is 3.0%. 

Of Illinois’ total population, a little more than 67% has received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and 61% of Illinois’ total population is fully vaccinated according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  A total of 16,256,855 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 62,689 doses.  Since reporting on Friday, November 5, 2021, 439,291 doses were reported administered in Illinois. 

*All data are provisional and will change.  Additional information and COVID-19 data can be found at

Vaccination is the key to ending this pandemic.  To find a COVID-19 vaccination location near you, go to