COVID-19 in Illinois: North Central Illinois now in Tier 1 mitigations

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV)– Sunday, the Illinois Department of Public Health announced Region 2: North Central Illinois (Bureau, Fulton, Grundy, Henderson, Henry, Kendall, Knox, LaSalle, Livingston, Marshall, McDonough, McLean, Mercer, Peoria, Putnam, Rock Island, Stark, Tazewell, Warren, Woodford), has met the metrics to move out of Tier 2 mitigations and into Tier 1 mitigations, which will allow limited indoor dining.

IDPH are reporting 4,162 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of cases to 1,068,829 cases.

29 new deaths occurred bring the total number of deaths to 18,208 deaths in 102 counties in Illinois.

During the past day, laboratories have reported 96,845 specimens for a total 14,763,993.

As of last night, 3,408 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 720 patients were in the ICU and 387 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Jan. 10–16, 2021 is 6.1%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Jan. 10–16, 2021 is 7.1%.

As of last night, 781,150 doses of vaccine were delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago.  Approximately 268,525 doses have been allocated to the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities, bringing the total doses to 1,049,675.  IDPH is currently reporting 487,040 vaccines administered, including 66,679 for long-term care facilities.  The 7-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 23,546 doses. 

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