COVID-19 in Illinois: Region 6 on track to move to Phase 4

Wabash Valley COVID-19 updates

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, if all the mitigation metrics continue to improve, Region 6 will move into Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan Thursday.

The IDPH Wednesday reported 4,822 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease statewide, including 107 additional deaths.

Among the latest confirmed deaths was female in her 50s from Richland County. Local health officials are reporting additional deaths in the county net yet reflected in the state total.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,081,354 cases, including 18,398 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 86,121 specimens for a total 14,984,649.

As of Tuesday night, 3,284 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 722 patients were in the ICU and 379 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from January 13–19, 2021 is 5.5%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from January 13–19, 2021 is 6.8%.

As of Tuesday night, 864,150 doses of vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago. In addition, approximately 524,050 doses have been allocated to the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities. This brings the total Illinois doses to 1,388,200.

IDPH is currently reporting a total of 537,740 vaccines administered, including 86,180 for long-term care facilities. Yesterday, a total of 29,008 doses were administered. The 7-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 21,869 doses.

For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email dph.sick@illinois.gov.

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