Illinois health officials report 1,795 cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, 24 deaths


Health officials reported 1,795 new cases of coronavirus in Illinois Wednesday and 24 further deaths.

The Illinois Department of Public Health is now reporting a complete of 1,166,717 cases, together with 20,057 deaths.

Within the previous 24 hours, labs have reported 49,937 specimens for a complete of 17,320,814.  As of Tuesday night time, 1,719 people in Illinois have been reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of these, 375 sufferers have been in the ICU and 176 sufferers with COVID-19 have been on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a % of complete take a look at from February 10–16, 2021 is 2.8%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide take a look at positivity from February 10–16, 2021 is 3.4%.

Health officials additionally mentioned Wednesday this week’s climate in Illinois and throughout the nation has delayed vaccine supply throughout the state. 

This week’s allocation from the federal authorities was roughly 365,000 doses, however Illinois has solely acquired about 55,000 doses to date this week, in response to IDPH.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has indicated some shipments could exit Wednesday. 

A complete of doses of 2,102,500 vaccine have been delivered to suppliers in Illinois, together with Chicago.  In addition, roughly 445,200 doses complete have been allotted to the federal authorities’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care services. 

This brings the entire Illinois doses to 2,547,700.  A complete of 1,903,942 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of final midnight, together with 256,114 for long-term care services. 

The 7-day rolling common of vaccines administered day by day is 60,552 doses. 

Tuesday, 40,380 doses have been administered. 

Weather will probably contribute to lowered vaccinations over the subsequent a number of days.