COVID-19 in Illinois: 5,862 new cases, 97 additional deaths reported

Wabash Valley COVID-19 updates

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Department of Public Health Wednesday reported 5,862 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease throughout the state, including 97 additional deaths.

Included in the most recently confirmed deaths was a male in his 90s from Richland County. Local health officials are reporting additional deaths in Richland County that are not yet reflected in the state total.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,046,030 cases, including 17,840 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 76,107 specimens for a total 14,339,584.

As of Tuesday night, 3,642 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 749 patients were in the ICU and 386 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from January 6–12, 2021 is 7.3%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from January 6–12, 2021 is 8.3%.

As of Tuesday night, 703,525 doses of vaccine were delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago. In addition, approximately 268,525 doses have been allocated to the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities. This brings the total Illinois doses to 972,050. IDPH is currently reporting a total of 384,658 vaccines administered, including 48,811 for long-term care facilities. The 7-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is approximately 25,400 doses.

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

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