COVID-19 in Illinois: Weather continues to delay delivery of vaccine

Wabash Valley COVID-19 updates

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Weather continues to cause vaccine delivery delays from the federal government, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.

A total of 1,977,033 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of Wednesday, including 266,037 for long-term care facilities. 

The 7-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 61,132 doses. A total of 73,091 doses were administered Wednesday. 

The ISDH Thursday reported 1,966 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease throughout the state, including 72 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,168,683 cases, including 20,129 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 67,542 specimens for a total of 17,388,356. 

As of Wednesday night, 1,655 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 386 patients were in the ICU and 184 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from February 11–17 is 2.7%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from February 11–17 is 3.3%.

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

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