COVID-19 in Illinois: 2,104 new cases, 44 additional deaths reported Wednesday

Wabash Valley COVID-19 updates

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Department of Public Health Wednesday reported 2,104 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease throughout the state, including 44 additional deaths.

Among the newest confirmed deaths were a male in his 70s from Clark County; a female in her 70s from Crawford County; and a male in his 70s from Edgar County.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,191,520 cases, including 20,626 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 80,854 specimens for a total of 18,315,522. 

As of Wednesday night, 1,260 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 275 patients were in the ICU and 138 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from February 24–March 2 is 2.4%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from February 24–March 2 is 2.9%.

A total of doses of 3,392,925 vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago.  In addition, approximately 443,700 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 3,836,625. 

A total of 2,900,341 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 328,795 for long-term care facilities. 

The 7-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 84,202 doses. Tuesday, 82,449 doses were administered in Illinois.

For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email

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