COVID-19 in Illinois: 6,642 new cases, 123 additional deaths reported

Wabash Valley COVID-19 updates

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Department of Public Health Friday reported 6,642 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease throughout the state, including 123 additional deaths.

Among the latest confirmed deaths were a female in her 80s from Jasper County, a male in his 70s from Lawrence County and a female in her 60s from Richland County. Additional deaths not yet reflected in the state total are being reported by local health officials.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,059,324 cases, including 18,049 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 107,156 specimens for a total 14,564,776.  As of last night, 3,446 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 712 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 8–14, 2021 is 6.5%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from January 8–14, 2021 is 7.7%.

As of Thursday night, 726,475 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 995,000.  IDPH is currently reporting a total of 447,348 vaccines administered, including 56,624 for long-term care facilities.  The 7-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 27,125 doses. 

Information for deaths previously reported has changed, therefore, today’s numbers have been adjusted.  For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email

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