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Public Health Officials Announce 123,812 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease Over the Past Week

News – Friday, January 28, 2022

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 123,812 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including an increase of 843 deaths since January 21, 2022.  

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 2,897,174 cases, including 30,688 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.  The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years.  Since January 21, 2022, laboratories have reported 1,310,730 specimens for a total of 50,798,837.  As of last night, 4,533 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 800 patients were in the ICU and 460 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from January 21 – 27, 2022 is 9.4%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from January 21 – 27, 2022 is 12.0%.

A total of 20,423,100 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 36,787 doses.  Since January 21, 2022, 257,512 doses were reported administered in Illinois.  Of Illinois’ total population, more than 75% has received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose, 66% of Illinois’ total population is fully vaccinated, and more than 46% boosted according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).   

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

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