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COVID-19 Updates For Springfield And Central Illinois

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June 3

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 674 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 24 additional deaths.  In addition, more than 67% of Illinois adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and nearly 51% of Illinois adults are fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

- Adams County: 1 male 80s
- Cook County: 1 male 30s, 1 female 50s, 2 males 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s
- DeWitt County: 1 male 60s
- Douglas County: 1 male 80s
- DuPage County: 1 female 90s
- Franklin County: 1 female 90s
- Jersey County: 1 female 70s
- Kane County: 1 male 30s
- Kendall County: 1 female 70s
- Lee County: 1 male 60s
- Livingston County: 1 male 70s
- McLean County: 1 female 90s
- Peoria County: 1 female 30s
- Rock Island County: 1 female 80s
- Tazewell County; 1 male 70s
- Vermilion County: 1 male 70s
- Will County: 1 male 80s
- Winnebago County: 1 female 70s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,383,739 cases, including 22,865 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 55,432 specimens for a total of 24,731,489.  As of last night, 997 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 273 patients were in the ICU and 154 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from May 27-June 2, 2021 is 1.5%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from May 27-June 2, 2021 is 1.7%.

A total of 11,374,677 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 37,328 doses.  Yesterday, 36,372 doses were reported administered in Illinois.  

Sangamon County announced 3 new cases of the coronavirus disease.  There are eight people hospitalized.

June 2

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 478 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 9 additional deaths.  In addition, more than 67% of Illinois adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and nearly 51% of Illinois adults are fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

- Cook County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 female 90s
- Kane County: 1 male 80s
- McLean County: 1 male 40s
- Rock Island County: 1 female 70s
- Will County: 1 female 80s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,383,065 cases, including 22,842 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 35,697 specimens for a total of 24,676,057.  As of last night, 1,013 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 278 patients were in the ICU and 150 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from May 26-June 1, 2021 is 1.5%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from May 26-June 1, 2021 is 1.8%.

A total of 11,338,305 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 41,234 doses.  Yesterday, 29,322 doses were reported administered in Illinois.  

Sangamon County reported one new case of COVID-19 on Wednesday.   There are nine people hospitalized.  

Morgan County announced, due to a decrease in demand for services, the County Health Department will suspend COVID Testing services effective June 5, 2021. Individuals who are sick are encouraged to stay home and contact their primary care provider. Both Insured and Uninsured Persons without a medical provider may call SIU School of Medicine’s COVID Hotline at 217- 545-5100. For a list of alternate COVID testing sites, please visit http://dph.illinois.gov/testing

June 1 

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 401 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 8 additional deaths.  In addition, more than 67% of Illinois adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and nearly 51% of Illinois adults are fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

- Cook County: 2 females 40s, 1 female 50s, 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 90s.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,382,587 cases, including 22,835 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 24,273 specimens for a total of 24,640,360.  As of last night, 1,031 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 284 patients were in the ICU and 162 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from May 25-31, 2021 is 1.6%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from May 25-31, 2021 is 1.9%.

A total of 11,308,983 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 45,545 doses.  Yesterday, 17,077 doses were reported administered in Illinois.  

Sangamon County reported 27 new cases since Friday, amounting to 19,008 total cases since the pandemic began.   There are ten people hospitalized. 

May 28

Sangamon County announced 11 new positive cases Friday for an overall total of 18,981.  There are 12 people in the hospital with a COVID-19 diagnosis.  Macon County reported 11 new cases Friday and two additional deaths: a man in his 50s and a man in his 80s.  

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 982 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 21 additional deaths.  In addition, more than 66% of Illinois adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and more than 49% of Illinois adults are fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

- Cook County: 1 male teen, 1 female 50s, 1 female 60s, 2 males 60s, 1 female 70s, 2 males 70s, 2 males 80s
- DuPage County: 1 male 80s
- Kane County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 70s
- McHenry County: 1 female 70s
- Peoria County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 80s
- Will County: 2 males 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s
- Winnebago County: 1 female 50s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,380,261 cases, including 22,739 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 56,438 specimens for a total of 24,490,663.  As of last night, 1,216 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 314 patients were in the ICU and 172 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from May 21-27, 2021 is 1.9%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from May 21-27, 2021 is 2.3%.

A total of 11,175,656 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 58,378 doses.  Yesterday, 62,274 doses were reported administered in Illinois.  

May 27

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 891 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 42 additional deaths.  In addition, 66% of Illinois adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and more than 49% of Illinois adults are fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

- Cook County: 1 female 40s, 1 male 40s, 1 female 50s, 3 males 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 3 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 2 males 90s
- DeWitt County: 1 male 50s
- DuPage County: 1 male 100+
- Henry County: 1 male 70s
- Jefferson County: 1 female 70s
- Kane County: 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
- Kankakee County: 1 female 80s
- Knox County: 1 male 80s
- Lake County: 1 female 70s, 2 males 80s
- LaSalle County: 1 female 70s
- McHenry County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 100+
- Mercer County: 1 female 70s
- Montgomery County: 1 female 60s
- Randolph County: 1 female 40s, 1 female 50s
- Richland County: 1 male 50s
- Tazewell County: 1 male 50s
- Vermilion County: 1 female 60s
- Will County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 80s
- Winnebago County: 1 male 30s, 1 female 60s
- Woodford County: 1 female 90s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,379,279 cases, including 22,718 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 67,705 specimens for a total of 24,434,225.  As of last night, 1,316 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 339 patients were in the ICU and 186 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from May 20-26, 2021 is 1.9%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from May 20-26, 2021 is 2.5%.

A total of 11,113,382 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 67,485 doses.  Yesterday, 63,717 doses were reported administered in Illinois.  

Sangamon County announced 12 new cases on Thursday.  There are also 12 people hospitalized.

May 26

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,139 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 27 additional deaths.  In addition, 66% of Illinois adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and 49% of Illinois adults are fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

- Cook County: 1 male 50s, 2 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 90s
- Kane County: 1 male 30s, 1 male 40s, 1 female 80s
- Kankakee County: 1 female 80s
- Knox County: 1 female 50s
- Lake County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
- Logan County: 1 male 70s
- Macon County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 80s
- Marion County: 1 female 50s
- Marshall County: 1 male 70s
- McDonough County: 1 female 60s
- Pike County: 1 male 30s
- Tazewell County; 1 male 60s, 1 female 80s
- Vermilion County: 1 male 70s
- Will County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s
- Williamson County; 1 male 50s
- Winnebago County: 1 female 80s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,378,388 cases, including 22,676 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 57,402 specimens for a total of 24,366,520.  As of last night, 1,395 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 351 patients were in the ICU and 181 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from May 19-25, 2021 is 2.0%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from May 19-25, 2021 is 2.6%.

A total of 11,049,665 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 71,215 doses.  Yesterday, 59,494 doses were reported administered in Illinois.  

Sangamon County reported eight more positive cases on Wednesday.  14 people remain hospitalized.

May 25

In Sangamon County, there were seven new coronavirus cases announced Tuesday.  However, 14 people remain hospitalized.

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 808 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 17 additional deaths.  In addition, 65% of Illinois adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and 49% of Illinois adults are fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

- Cook County: 1 male 30s, 1 male 50s, 2 females 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 2 males 80s, 2 males 90s
- Fulton County: 1 female 50s
- Lake County: 1 male 70s
- Livingston County: 1 female 60s
- Logan County: 1 female 80s
- Will County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 80s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,377,249 cases, including 22,650 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 42,841 specimens for a total of 24,309,118.  As of last night, 1,419 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 350 patients were in the ICU and 180 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from May 18-24, 2021 is 2.1%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from May 18-24, 2021 is 2.7%.

A total of 10,990,171 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 79,485 doses.  Yesterday, 49,402 doses were reported administered in Illinois.  

May 24

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 933 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 10 additional deaths.  In addition, 65% of Illinois adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and 48% of Illinois adults are fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

- Cook County: 1 female 20s, 1 female 30s, 1 female 50s, 1 female 60s, 2 males 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s
- Fulton County: 1 female 60s
- Peoria County: 1 male 60

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,376,411 cases, including 22,633 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 33,010 specimens for a total of 24,266,277.  As of last night, 1,393 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 334 patients were in the ICU and 180 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from May 17-23, 2021 is 2.2%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from May 17-23, 2021 is 2.7%.

A total of 10,940,769 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 76,133 doses.  Yesterday, 36,358 doses were reported administered in Illinois.  Doses administered at CVS pharmacies over the weekend have not yet been reported and will be added in the coming days.  

Sangamon County announced a three day total of 35 new cases since Friday.  There are now eight people hospitalized.

The Macon County Health Department (MCHD) is offering the following Pfizer vaccination clinics for those 12 years and up.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Location: MCHD (1221 E. Condit St. Decatur, IL 62521)
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Clinic Type: Walk-in or schedule an appointment by visiting: https://bit.ly/345eDJV
Must be able to return June 15 for a second dose.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Location: MCHD (1221 E. Condit St. Decatur, IL 62521)
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Clinic Type: Walk-in
Must be able to return June 16 for a second dose.

For both clinics:
PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN MUST BE PRESENT WITH MINOR. If someone other than a parent or legal guardian is planning to bring the child, the Permission/Proxy Form will need to be filled out and signed by the parent or legal guardian. The form must be brought to the clinic. This form can be found at: https://bit.ly/3vWaxzO
If 18 years of age or older, please bring photo ID or insurance card if possible.

A person should NOT attend the clinic if they have previously received a COVID-19 vaccination dose of any kind. If a person is pregnant or lactating, a doctor’s note must be provided.
 

May 21

Sangamon County announced 20 new positive cases on Friday.  There are 11 people hospitalized.

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,573 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 21 additional deaths.  In addition, 64% of Illinois adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and 47% of Illinois adults are fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.                                     

  • Cook County: 1 female 50s, 2 males 50s, 1 female 90s
  • DuPage County: 1 male 90s
  • Kane County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s
  • Kendall County: 1 female 60s
  • Macoupin County: 1 male 90s
  • Madison County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 70s
  • Ogle County: 1 male 40s
  • Peoria County; 1 male 70s
  • Sangamon County: 1 female 30s
  • St. Clair County: 1 male 40s
  • Tazewell County: 1 male 80s
  • Will County: 1 male 30s, 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s
  • Winnebago County: 2 females 80s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,373,457 cases, including 22,556 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 73,099 specimens for a total of 24,124,753.  As of last night, 1,426 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 360 patients were in the ICU and 206 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.
The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from May 14-20, 2021 is 2.2%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from May 14-20, 2021 is 2.8%.

A total of 10,767,013 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 76,812 doses.  Yesterday, 126,023 doses were reported administered in Illinois. 

May 20

Sangamon County reported 24 new cases Thursday.  The overall pandemic total for the county is 18,888. 12 people are hospitalized.

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,542 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 42 additional deaths.  In addition, 64% of Illinois adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and 47% of Illinois adults are fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

- Coles County: 1 male 80s
- Cook County: 1 female 50s, 2 males 50s, 1 female 60s, 2 females 70s, 7 males 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 female 100+
- DeWitt County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 70s
- Henry County: 1 female 60s
- Kane County: 1 male 70s
- Kankakee County: 1 female 70s
- Lake County: 1 male 80s
- LaSalle County: 1 female 80s
- Livingston County: 1 female 70s
- Logan County: 1 male 60s
- Macon County: 1 male 90s
- McHenry County: 1 male 60s
- Peoria County: 1 male 30s
- Rock Island County: 1 female 50s, 1 male 70s
- Sangamon County: 1 male 50s
- Stephenson County: 1 female 70s
- Tazewell County: 1 male 60s
- Vermilion County: 1 female 70s
- Will County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
- Winnebago County: 1 male 40s, 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 80s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,371,884 cases, including 22,536 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 79,529 specimens for a total of 24,051,654.  As of last night, 1,488 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 404 patients were in the ICU and 226 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from May 13-19, 2021 is 2.2%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from May 13-19, 2021 is 2.7%.

A total of 10,640,990 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 65,998 doses.  Yesterday, 89,832 doses were reported administered in Illinois.  

May 19

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,633 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 28 additional deaths.

-  Cook County: 1 male 20s, 1 female 30s, 1 male 60s, 2 females 70s, 1 male 70s, 3 males 80s, 3 females 90s, 1 male 90s
- DeKalb County: 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
- Franklin County: 1 male 90s
- Lake County: 1 female 80s
- Macon County: 1 male 80s
- McDonough County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s
- Peoria County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
- Tazewell County: 1 male 80s
- Will County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 90s
- Williamson County: 1 male 60s
- Winnebago County: 1 male 90s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,370,342 cases, including 22,494 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 67,166 specimens for a total of 23,972,125.  As of last night, 1,518 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 405 patients were in the ICU and 224 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from May 12-18, 2021 is 2.3%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from May 12-18, 2021 is 2.7%.

A total of 10,551,158 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 62,884 doses.  Yesterday, 117,381 doses were reported administered in Illinois.  The server pharmacies use to report doses was experiencing delays over the past several days and many doses were not entered.  Those doses have now been added and are included in today’s number.  

Sangamon County announced 21 new positive cases and 14 people hospitalized.

May 18

The Sangamon County Public Health Department reported 12 new COVID-19 cases.  There are 17 people hospitalized. Morgan County listed 7 more cases.

The Springfield chapter of the NAACP and Memorial Health System will co-host a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic for individuals 18 and older.

The free vaccination clinic will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 21, at the NAACP Office Building and Education Center, 801 S. 11th St., Springfield. The clinic is open to anyone age 18 and older. The clinic will use the Johnson & Johnson one-shot vaccine. A free meal will be provided.

Reminders for participating in a vaccination clinic:

  • Bring a driver’s license or another form of identification.
  • Wear appropriate clothing that gives easy access to the upper arm.
  • You must remain at the clinic for 15 to 30 minutes after the vaccination for monitoring.

Participants will receive a COVID-19 vaccination card. 
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,495 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 21 additional deaths.

- Coles County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 80s
- Cook County: 1 male 40s, 1 male 50s, 2 females 60s, 2 males 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 3 males 80s, 1 female 90s
- Peoria County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s
- Tazewell County: 1 male 80s
- Will County: 1 male 40s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
- Winnebago County: 1 male 70s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,368,709 cases, including 22,466 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 58,222 specimens for a total of 23,904,959.  As of last night, 1,503 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 407 patients were in the ICU and 234 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from May 11-17, 2021 is 2.3%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from May 11-17, 2021 is 2.8%.

A total of 10,433,777 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 56,593 doses.  Yesterday, 25,936 doses were reported administered in Illinois.  The server pharmacies use was experiencing delays and some doses administered at pharmacies are missing from yesterday’s number.  The issue looks to be resolved and those doses are expected to be included with tomorrow’s data.

May 17

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 946 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including six additional deaths.

- Cook County: 1 male 40s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
- DuPage County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,367,214 cases, including 22,445 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 33,148 specimens for a total of 23,846,737.  As of last night, 1,512 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 398 patients were in the ICU and 220 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from May 10-16, 2021 is 2.4%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from May 10-16, 2021 is 2.9%.

A total of 10,407,841 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 61,275 doses.  Yesterday, 32,253 doses were reported administered in Illinois.  More than 64% of individuals 18 years and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Illinois.  

Sangamon County announced 69 new cases over the past three days.  These include 36 Saturday,  25 on Sunday and eight on Monday.  There are 15 people hospitalized. 

Morgan County reported five more cases on Monday.  A man in his 60s has died from COVID-19, according to the county health agency.  He is the 104th person in the county to die from the disease.  

The University of Illinois Springfield, in partnership with SHIELD Illinois, is now offering free COVID-19 saliva testing to the public.  The free tests are being funded through an agreement between the Illinois Department of Public Health and SHIELD Illinois using federal relief money.

Community testing is available between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday in the Student Union (west entrance). Designated short-term COVID-19 testing parking spots are available in Lot G (west of the Student Union) and Lot J (east of the Student Union). UIS strongly encourages community members visiting UIS’ testing site to pre-register by visiting the SHIELD testing portal at shieldilportal.pointnclick.com. Click “sign up for an account” and enter agency code df5brbrj.

Here’s a few things to know about SHIELD testing at UIS: 

  • Testing is for non-symptomatic individuals who are not isolating due to COVID-19.
  • All samples will be sent to a Springfield lab, with results sent to each individual tester or their guardian within 12-18 hours.
  • There is no age limit to participate in SHIELD testing; however, younger children may require more time to deposit their sample.
  • All visitors must wear a face covering over their mouth and nose as they enter and leave the testing site.
  • Testers should not to eat, drink, use tobacco, brush their teeth, or use mouthwash 60 minutes prior to submitting a sample. For more information, visit the UIS COVID-19 testing website at uis.edu/covid-19/testing/.

The Macon County Health Department would like to host an "Ask the Expert" panel regarding Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine expansion to 12-15 year olds. If you have questions regarding this expansion that you would like answered, please submit your questions at the following link: https://forms.office.com/r/9FXXiiDztg If you have additional questions regarding the above process, please email livewell@maconchd.org

 

May 14

Springfield Drops The Mask Mandate (from a news release): The City of Springfield’s goal has always been to get our businesses fully and safely reopened, our workers safely back to their offices, and our children safe in the classroom for in-person learning.

We are proud of the City Council’s unanimous decision to implement a mask mandate to curb the spike of positive COVID-19 cases in our community last winter, and this proved to be effective.

With the CDC’s announcement yesterday, along with the State of Illinois and Sangamon County Department of Public Health easing the mask requirement for fully vaccinated people, the city will follow the medical guidance provided by the CDC and the public health officials.

The City of Springfield encourages anyone who has NOT received his or her COVID-19 vaccine to do so as soon as possible. Right now, with businesses serving the public, there is no way for them to know who has received their vaccination and who has not. This makes it difficult to keep businesses and their employees’ safe while serving the public. That is why we respectfully recommend people to continue to wear a mask, practice good hand hygiene, and keep social distance.

Unfortunately, we have not reached Phase 5 full reopening in Illinois, and that is why the city recommends for people to still wear a mask. Our businesses are not fully re-opened nor has our entire business community returned to in-person work. We ask everyone to please use caution and keep the health and safety of others in mind, because we want to continue to move forward together.
 
Fom HSHS:
 
The CDC announced on May 13, 2021, that people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can go without masks indoors and outdoors. However, health care facilities and other high-risk settings are excluded from this guidance. In alignment with the CDC, HSHS Illinois, HSHS Medical Group and Prairie Cardiovascular will continue to require masking and social distancing at all hospitals and clinics to protect the safety and well-being of our patients, visitors and the communities we serve.

HSHS colleagues who work in our hospitals and clinics will also continue masking.

“This is a significant step in this pandemic, and we thank our colleagues who have willingly received the vaccine. We also want to thank everyone who is helping safely distribute the vaccine and encouraging others to get it,” said Dr. Marc Shelton, HSHS senior vice president and chief clinical officer.

HSHS Illinois hospitals include St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese, St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur, St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham, Holy Family Hospital in Greenville, St. Joseph’s Hospital Highland, St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon, Good Shepherd Hospital in Shelbyville and St. John’s Hospital Springfield.

HSHS Medical Group and Prairie Cardiovascular have clinics throughout central and southern Illinois.

The Macon County Health Department (MCHD) is offering the following vaccination clinics.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021
• Location: Decatur Family YMCA (220 W. McKinley Ave. Decatur, IL 62526)
• Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
• Vaccine Type: Johnson and Johnson (one dose)
• Clinic Type: Walk-in or schedule an appointment by visiting: https://bit.ly/3flub1w
• Intended for those 18 years of age or older
• Please bring photo ID or insurance card if possible
• No YMCA membership needed to attend

Wednesday, May 19, 2021
• Location: MCHD (1221 E. Condit St. Decatur, IL 62521)
• Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
• Vaccine Type: Pfizer (two doses)
• Clinic Type: Walk-in
• PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN MUST BE PRESENT WITH MINOR. If someone other than a parent or legal guardian is planning to bring the child, the Permission/Proxy Form will need to be filled out and signed by the parent or legal guardian. The form must be brought to the clinic. This form can be found at: https://bit.ly/3vWaxzO
• If 18 years of age or older, please bring photo ID or insurance card if possible.
• Must be able to return on June 9th for second dose

Saturday, May 22, 2021
• Location: The Devon Lakeshore Amphitheater (2686 E. Cantrell St. Decatur, IL 62621)
• Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
• Vaccine Type: Johnson and Johnson (one dose)
• Clinic Type: Walk-up
• Intended for those 18 years of age or older
• Please bring photo ID or insurance card if possible
• If a minor or adult would like to receive a Pfizer vaccine, staff will be available to schedule appointments for a clinic to be held at the MCHD on Tuesday, May 25th. If a person schedules a Pfizer vaccine for this date, they must be able to return for a second dose on June 15th.

A person should NOT attend the clinic if they have previously received a COVID-19 vaccination dose of any kind. If a person is pregnant or lactating, a doctor’s note must be provided.

If you would like your 12-15 year old child to be placed on a waiting list, please call our vaccination line at (217) 718-6205 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. When we have a clinic available, we will call you to book an appointment. If you don’t hear from us, please don’t hesitate to reach back out or sign up when a clinic becomes available.
 
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,841 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 49 additional deaths. 
 
      Boone County: 1 male 80s
     Cook County: 2 females 50s, 3 males 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 2 males 70s, 2 females 80s, 2 females 90s, 1 male 90s
     DuPage County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s
     Edgar County: 1 female 50s
     Ford County: 1 female 40s
     Franklin County: 1 male 60s
     Fulton County: 1 female 50s
     Hancock County: 1 female 70s
     Henry County: 1 female 80s
     Jersey County: 1 male 70s
     Kane County: 1 female 40s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s
     Kendall County: 1 female 60s
     Madison County: 1 female 70s
     McHenry County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
     Morgan County: 1 female 60s
     Peoria County: 1 female 40s, 1 male 50s, 2 males 60s, 1 female 80s
     Rock Island County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
     Schuyler County: 1 male 90s
     St. Clair County: 1 male 60s
     Stephenson County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
     Tazewell County: 1 male 50s
     Whiteside County: 1 male 40s
     Williamson County: 1 male 80s
     Winnebago County: 1 male 90s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,363,507 cases, including 22,369 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 83,624 specimens for a total of 23,677,720.  As of last night, 1,708 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 425 patients were in the ICU and 237 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from May 7-13, 2021 is 2.5%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from May 7-13, 2021 is 3.1%.

A total of 10,229,330 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 72,767 doses.  Yesterday, 50,326 doses were reported administered in Illinois. 

On Friday, Sangamon County announced 38 new positive cases and 13 people in the hospital.

May 13

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,918 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 35 additional deaths.

- Coles County: 1 male 60s
- Cook County: 1 male 20s, 1 female 60s, 2 males 60s, 2 females 70s, 4 males 70s, 2 females 80s
- DuPage County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 90s
- Henry County: 1 female 80s
- Kane County: 1 female 70s
- Knox County: 2 females 80s, 1 female 90s
- Lake County: 1 male 70s
- Macon County: 1 male 40s
- McLean County: 1 male 90s
- Peoria County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s
- Rock Island County: 1 male 80s
- Tazewell County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
- Wayne County: 1 male 60s
- Will County: 1 female 70s
- Winnebago County: 1 male 70s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,361,666 cases, including 22,320 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 88,682 specimens for a total of 23,594,096.  As of last night, 1,765 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 465 patients were in the ICU and 236 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from May 6-12, 2021 is 2.7%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from May 6-12, 2021 is 3.2%.

A total of 10,179,004 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight.  According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data tracking, 62% of adults in Illinois have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 76,082 doses.  Yesterday, 68,035 doses were reported administered in Illinois.  Due to a reporting issue, doses from CVS are not included in today’s count, but will be reflected in the numbers in the next couple days. 

Sangamon County announced 26 new positive cases on Thursday.   There are 16 people hospitalized.  Overall totals for the county include 18, 724 cases and 234 deaths. 

May 12

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced vaccination locations across the state are prepared to administer the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to youth ages 12 through 15 years after the Advisory Committee on Immunizations Practices (ACIP) voted today to recommend its use.  The announcement comes following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recent expansion of the emergency use authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in those youths.

Previously, the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was authorized for use in individuals ages 16 years and older.  The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is administered as a series of two doses, three weeks apart, for all eligible individuals.

COVID-19 vaccinations for those 12 years and older are available at state-supported mass vaccination and mobile clinics, local health departments, pharmacies, Federally Qualified Health Centers, and from other providers who offer the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.  IDPH is working to enroll pediatricians into the State immunization registry so they can administer COVID-19 vaccine to their patients.  Additionally, schools may partner with the local health department or pharmacy to set up vaccination clinics for students.
 
Individuals should check with their local health department or health care provider about whether a parent or guardian must be present for an individual under the age of 18 to receive the vaccine, or whether some other form of written consent is required.

In clinical trials, the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was found to be 100% effective in preventing COVID-19 among participants ages 12 through 15 years.  The side effects in adolescents were similar with those reported in clinical trial participants 16 years of age and older and included pain at the injection site, tiredness, headache, chills, muscle and joint pain, and fever.

According to the FDA, at this time, there are limited data to address whether the vaccine can prevent transmission of the virus from person to person and how long the vaccine will provide protection.

Pfizer Inc. will continue to monitor the safety of the vaccine and will be required to report to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, along with providers, all serious adverse events, cases of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome, cases that result in hospitalization or death, and vaccine administration errors.  This is the same system that was able to quickly identify a small number of adverse events that have been associated with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. 

Both the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccines are authorized for use in individuals 18 years and older and will continue to be available to adults.

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,795 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 26 additional deaths. 

 - Cook County: 1 female 30s, 1 female 40s, 1 female 50s, 1 male 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
- Henry County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s
- Kane County: 1 male 70s
- Kankakee County: 1 male 90s
- Lake County: 1 male 80s
- Logan County: 1 male 70s
- Macoupin County: 1 male 90s
- Madison County: 1 female 60s
- Montgomery County: 1 male 80s
- Peoria County: 1 female 80s
- Rock Island County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
- Schuyler County: 1 male 60s
- St. Clair County: 1 male 60s
- Tazewell County: 1 female 70s
- Winnebago County: 1 male 70s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,359,748 cases, including 22,285 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 70,216 specimens for a total of 23,505,414.  As of last night, 1,899 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 466 patients were in the ICU and 246 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from May 5-11, 2021 is 2.7%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from May 5-11, 2021 is 3.3%.

A total of 10,110,969 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 80,591 doses.  Yesterday, 73,345 doses were reported administered in Illinois. 

In an effort to ensure in-person learning can fully resume as quickly and safely as possible, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced a $235 million investment to expand access to covidSHIELD testing to middle and high schools across the state at low or no cost. The covidSHIELD test, which was developed by the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), is a saliva-based test that quickly detects the virus that causes COVID-19, including in people who aren’t exhibiting symptoms.

“For in-person learning to occur, we need to help make schools as safe as possible for students, teachers, and staff,” said IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike.  “To help prevent an outbreak, it is important to identify cases of COVID-19 as quickly as possible.  Having testing readily available in schools can make it easier for more students to be tested and cases identified quicker.  Testing, along with vaccination and masking, will help all of Illinois get back to in-person learning.”

Testing will help quickly identify individuals who are positive for COVID-19 so that people who are close contacts of that individual can be quarantined to prevent further spread.  This could include exposure in school, sports, or other extra-curricular activities.  The more quickly a case can be identified, the number of potential exposures to other people can be reduced, as well as the number of people needing to quarantine. 

“We are so excited to have students back in classrooms, reconnected with their teachers and their friends,” said State Superintendent of Education Dr. Carmen I. Ayala. “COVID-19 testing in schools helps to preserve and protect the in-person learning that we have all worked so hard to bring back by quickly identifying any new cases and reducing the risk of transmission. Making testing widely and freely available gives schools another important tool to keep students and educators safe as we move closer and closer to putting the pandemic behind us.”

Instead of a nasal swab, the test uses saliva, which takes minutes to collect and results are available within 12-24 hours after the sample reaches the lab.  The specimens will be collected at each participating school and parental consent is required.

“This is an exciting and pivotal moment for the innovative test developed at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and a welcome commitment from the state of Illinois that will make certain that thousands more of the state’s young people and those who educate them benefit from it,” University of Illinois System President Tim Killeen said.  “I want to express my gratitude to Gov. Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health for making sure our fast, accurate, and affordable covidSHIELD system is available to offer these students and educators a safe path back to in-person instruction.”

This $235 million IDPH investment expands on testing currently being offered at Illinois public universities and community colleges.  For schools opting to use covidSHIELD testing will be available for free at middle and high schools in districts that are predominately low-income and have experienced high rates of COVID-19 infection. Other schools will receive a discounted fee of $10 per test. The classification of low-income school districts is determined by the Illinois State Board of Education Evidence-Based Funding.  Schools looking for more information on testing or to sign up for covidSHIELD testing can contact Beth Heller at bheller@uillinois.edu

There were 42 cases announced in Sangamon County Wednesday, bringing the overall total to 18, 698.  There are 16 people hospitalized.   Macon County reported one additional death, a male in his 40s and 19 more cases.

May 11

In Sangamon County, there were 8 new positive cases reported.  There are 14 people hospitalized. 

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,562 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 26 additional deaths.

- Cook County: 1 female 30s, 1 male 30s, 1 female 40s, 1 female 50s, 1 male 50s, 4 females 60s, 2 males 60s, 1 female 70s, 3 males 70s, 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s
- DuPage County: 1 female 80s
- Knox County: 1 male 80s
- Lake County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 80s
- Moultrie County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 90s
- Rock Island County: 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,357,953 cases, including 22,261 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 46,334 specimens for a total of 23,435,198.  As of last night, 1,930 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 489 patients were in the ICU and 261 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from May 4-10, 2021 is 2.8%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from May 4-10, 2021 is 3.3%.

A total of 10,037,624 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 83,887 doses.  Yesterday, 58,709 doses were reported administered in Illinois. 

May 10

Since Friday, Sangamon County has reported 76 new positive cases of COVID-19, with 14 people hospitalized.  

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,424 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 12 additional deaths.

- Cook County: 1 female 40s, 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
- Peoria County: 1 female 30s, 1 male 40s, 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,356,391 cases, including 22,235 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 41,133 specimens for a total of 23,388,864.  As of last night, 1,906 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 473 patients were in the ICU and 242 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from May 3-9, 2021 is 2.8%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from May 3-9, 2021 is 3.4%.

A total of 9,978,915 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 81,265 doses.  Yesterday, 70,426 doses were reported administered in Illinois. 

May 7

In Sangamon County, 42 new postiive cases were reported Friday.  There are 18 people hospitalized.  

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 3,321 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 36 additional deaths.

- Boone County: 1 male 60s
- Clark County: 1 female 80s
- Cook County: 2 females 50s, 1 male 50s, 4 females 60s, 1 male 60s, 2 males 70s, 3 males 80s, 2 males 90s
- DuPage County: 1 male 50s
- Franklin County: 1 male 50s
- Fulton County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s
- Grundy County: 1 male 40s
- Jefferson County: 1 female 70s
- Knox County: 1 female 90s
- Lake County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 70s
- LaSalle County: 1 female 80s
- Macon County: 1 male 80s
- Monroe County: 1 male 70s
- Peoria County: 1 female 70s
- St. Clair County: 1 female 60s
- Tazewell County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s
- Will County: 2 males 50s
- Williamson County: 1 female 70s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,351,497 cases, including 22,171 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 101,005 specimens for a total of 23,204,489.  As of last night, 1,977 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 464 patients were in the ICU and 239 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from April 30-May 6, 2021 is 3.1%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from April 30-May 6, 2021 is 3.7%.

A total of 9,719,958 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 65,750 doses.  Yesterday, 73,526 doses were reported administered in Illinois. 

May 6

The UIS COVID-19 saliva testing site is now offering free tests to the public. A separate “community lane” has been established in the lower-level PAC testing area for community visitors. The free tests are being funded through an agreement between the Illinois Department of Public Health and SHIELD Illinois using federal relief money. 

Please note:

  • This is for non-symptomatic individuals who are not isolating due to COVID-19.
  • All samples will be sent to a Springfield lab, with results sent to each individual tester or their guardian within 12-18 hours.
  • There is no age limit to participate in SHIELD testing; however, because of the smaller collection tubes used by SHIELD, younger children may require more time to deposit their sample.
  • All visitors must wear a mask as they enter and leave the testing site.
  • Testers are not to eat, drink, use tobacco, brush their teeth, or use mouthwash 60 minutes prior to submitting a sample.

Please share this opportunity with family and friends. We strongly encourage that community members visiting our UIS site pre-register by visiting the SHIELD testing portal, clicking “sign up for an account” and entering agency code df5brbrj. Individuals who are bringing minors to test should follow instructions to create a family account. Community members will receive test results directly to their online SHIELD portal within 12-18 hours of testing; this is a separate portal from what UIS students, faculty and staff currently use to get their test results.

Community testing is available between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays this week and next week; testing hours for UIS students, faculty and staff remain the same. Effective the week of May 17, UIS will be adjusting testing hours for both the community and the UIS population and relocating all testing to the Student Union. Please watch for additional information next week about these anticipated changes.  

As Illinois continues to outpace national vaccination rates and COVID-19 trends across the state stabilize following recent upticks, Governor Pritzker announced the entire state will move into the Bridge Phase of the Restore Illinois reopening plan beginning Friday, May 14th. The Bridge Phase will allow for expanded capacity limits for businesses and gatherings before the state moves to a full reopening in Phase 5. Barring any significant reversals in key COVID-19 statewide indicators, Illinois could enter Phase 5 as soon as Friday, June 11th.

The Governor and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike also announced an expansion of the COVID-19 vaccine administration plan to include private doctors’ offices and small medical providers, which can now begin to order and administer COVID-19 vaccine directly to patients. Interested providers can register with the Illinois Comprehensive Automated Immunization Registry Exchange (I-CARE). Thus far, 60% of adult residents have received their first dose, including 85% of residents ages 65 and older. To further expand vaccine accessibility, state-run vaccination sites will now accept walk-ins in addition to pre-booked appointments.

With federal and state efforts, 85% of Illinoisans 65 years and older have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,778 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 40 additional deaths.

- Adams County: 1 male 70s
- Cook County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 3 females 70s, 2 males 70s, 2 females 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
- DuPage County: 1 male 70s
- Franklin County: 1 female 70s
- Fulton County: 1 female 60s
- Grundy County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 90s
- Kane County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
- Kankakee County: 1 male 50s
- Lake County: 1 female 60s
- LaSalle County: 1 male 60s
- Macon County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s
- McLean County: 1male 30s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s
- Morgan County: 1 male 60s
- Peoria County: 1 female 70s
- Perry County: 1 male 50s
- Pike County: 1 male 70s
- Rock Island County: 1 female 40s
- Sangamon County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
- St. Clair County: 1 female 90s
- Tazewell County: 1 male 70s
- Whiteside County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 60s
- Will County: 1 female 70s
- Winnebago County: 1 female 60s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,348,176 cases, including 22,136 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 96,296 specimens for a total of 23,103,484.  As of last night, 2,055 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 483 patients were in the ICU and 243 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from April 29-May 5, 2021 is 3.0%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from April 29-May 5, 2021 is 3.8%.

A total of 9,646,432 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 70,063 doses.  Yesterday, 99,599 doses were reported administered in Illinois.

Vaccination data posted on the IDPH website include vaccines administered in Illinois and are pulled from the Illinois Comprehensive Automated Immunization Registry Exchange (I-CARE).  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website includes both federal and state vaccination efforts and represents not only vaccines administered in Illinois, but vaccines administered to Illinois residents while in a different state.  As a result, CDC’s percentage for those receiving at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine is higher than the state’s percentage.

Sangamon County announced 39 new positive cases and 22 people hospitalized.

May 5

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 2,410 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 30 additional deaths.

- Adams County: 1 male 70s
- Cook County: 3 females 50s, 3 males 60s, 2 females 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 2 males 80s
- DuPage County: 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
- Iroquois County: 1 male 60s
- Jackson County: 1 male 60s
- Lake County: 1 female 40s
- Mason County: 1 female 70s
- McDonough County: 1 female 60s
- McHenry County: 1 female 80s
- Monroe County: 1 male 80s
- Ogle County: 1 female 70s
- Peoria County: 1 male 50s
- Whiteside County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 90s
- Will County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 90s
- Woodford County: 1 female 60s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,346,398 cases, including 22,096 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 77,670 specimens for a total of 23,007,188.  As of last night, 2,060 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 496 patients were in the ICU and 249 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from April 28-May 4, 2021 is 3.3%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from April 28-May 4, 2021 is 3.9%.

As President Biden sets the goal of vaccinating 70% of adults by July 4, 2021, Illinois has administered more doses than the national average and will continue to pursue innovative strategies to encourage all eligible residents to get vaccinated.

A total of 9,546,833 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 71,219 doses.  Yesterday, 96,415 doses were reported administered in Illinois, including approximately 40,000 doses that were not reported by pharmacies over the weekend because of a national system issue. Additional doses could also be added. 

Sangamon County announced 54 new positive cases on Wednesday.  There are 21 people hospitalized.  Macon County reported 23 more cases with one additional death, a man in his 60s.

May 4

Sangamon County announced another death from COVID-19, a man in his 70s who tested positive.  The county has had 234 deaths during the pandemic.  There were 50 new positive cases identified Tuesday, for a total of 18, 437.  Currently, there are 16 people hospitalized. 

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 2,211 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 19 additional deaths.

- Cook County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 70s, 2 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 3 males 80s, 1 male 90s
- DuPage County: 1male 70s, 1 female 80s
- Franklin County: 1 male 70s
- Kane County: 1 male 50s
- Lake County: 1 male 80s
- Peoria County: 1 female 40s
- Rock Island County: 1 male 80s
- Sangamon County: 1 male 70s
- St. Clair County: 1 female 80s
- Will County: 1 male 60s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,343,988 cases, including 22,066 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 57,483 specimens for a total of 22,929,518.  As of last night, 2,074 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 493 patients were in the ICU and 262 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from April 27-May 3, 2021 is 3.3%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from April 27-May 3, 2021 is 4.0%.

The total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses for Illinois is 11,970,775.  A total of 9,450,418 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 72,613 doses.  Yesterday, 40,361 doses were reported administered in Illinois.  Data from this weekend from several pharmacies (Walgreens, Albertsons, CVS) is not yet available due to a national outage in the pharmacies system so the doses being reported as administered are likely to be low.  The missing doses will be reflected in numbers in the next couple days.

May 3

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 2,049 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 28 additional deaths.

- Cook County: 1 female 50s, 2 female 60s, 2 males 60s, 4 females 70s, 1 male 70s, 4 males 80s, 1 female 90s, 2 males 90s
- DuPage County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s
- Kane County: 1 male 70s
- Knox County: 1 male 80s
- Lake County: 1 male 80s
- Mason County: 1 male 30s, 1 female 60s
- Peoria County: 1 male 60s, 2 females 70s, 1 male 90s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,341,777 cases, including 22,047 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 49,473 specimens for a total of 22,872,035.  As of last night, 1,963 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 479 patients were in the ICU and 249 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from April 26-May 2, 2021 is 3.4%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from April 26-May 2, 2021 is 4.0%.

The total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses for Illinois is 11,802,395.  A total of 9,410,057 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 78,440 doses.  Yesterday, 16,920 doses were reported administered in Illinois.  Data from this weekend from several pharmacies (Walgreens, Albertsons, CVS) is not yet available so the doses administered yesterday are likely to be low.  The missing doses from this weekend will be reflected in numbers in the next couple days.

Sangamon County announced a three day COVID-19 total of 84 new cases from Friday to Monday.  There are currently 18 people hospitalized.

Millikin University will host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic, sponsored by the Macon County Health Department and the Millikin School of Nursing, on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. The clinic will be held in the Oberhelman Center for Leadership Performance in the 1st floor lobby area of the University Commons on Millikin's campus.  Millikin University students, faculty and staff can receive first dose Moderna vaccinations from 9 a.m. – 12 noon, and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) single-dose vaccinations from 1 – 3:30 p.m. Those who choose the Moderna vaccination will have the opportunity to schedule their second dose at the clinic. The clinic will be by appointment only. The online signup will include a required consent form and additional information. Participants are asked to complete the consent form in advance of their appointment. Consent forms will also be available at the clinic.

April 30

The Friday numbers from Sangamon County shows 72 new COVID-19 cases.  There are 20 people hospitalized.

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 3,207 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 33 additional deaths.

- Christian County: 1 female 80s
- Cook County: 1 male 40s, 1 female 50s, 2 males 50s, 1 female 60s, 2 males 60s, 1 female 70s, 2 males 80s,
- DeKalb County: 1 female 50s
- DuPage County: 1 male 50s 1 male 60s, 1 male 80s
- Kane County: 1 female 40s
- Kankakee County: 1 female 80s
- Lake County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 80s
- LaSalle County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 90s
- Lee County: 1 male 60s
- McDonough County: 1 male 60s
- McHenry County: 1 male 60s
- Peoria County: 1 female 60s
- Tazewell County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s
- Will County: 1 male 90s
- Williamson County: 1 female 80s
- Winnebago County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 60s
- Woodford County: 1 male 50s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,335,055 cases, including 21,960 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 108,063 specimens for a total of 22,666,333.  As of last night, 2,024 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 475 patients were in the ICU and 235 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from April 23-29, 2021 is 3.4%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from April 23-29, 2021 is 4.0%.

The total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses for Illinois is 11,687,325.  A total of 9,259,706 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 92,747 doses.  Yesterday, 103,717 doses were reported administered in Illinois.  

April 29

Sangamon County reported two additional deaths from COVID-19: a woman in her 60s who tested positive in November and a woman in her 6os who tested positive last week.  Overall, the pandemic has claimed 233 lives in the county.   Health officials also announced 39 new cases on Thursday with 21 people hospitalized. Morgan County reported five new cases. 

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 3,394 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 38 additional deaths.

- Cook County: 1 male 30s, 2 males 40s, 2 males 50s, 3 females 60s, 3 females 80s, 3 males 80s, 1 female 90s
- DuPage County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s
- Kane County: 1 male 80s
- Kankakee County: 1 male 60s
- Kendall County: 1 male 60s
- Lake County: 1 female 80s
- LaSalle County: 1 female 70s
- Livingston County: 1 female 80s
- Macon County: 1 male 50s
- Ogle County: 1 male 90s
- St. Clair County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 2 females 90s
- Tazewell County: 1 male 30s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s
- Will County: 1 female 70s
- Winnebago County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 80s
- Woodford County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,331,848 cases, including 21,927 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 89,057 specimens for a total of 22,558,270.  As of last night, 2,115 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 475 patients were in the ICU and 231 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from April 22-28, 2021 is 3.5%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from April 22-28, 2021 is 4.0%.

The total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses for Illinois is 11,546,345.  A total of 9,155,989 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 97,434 doses.  Yesterday, 107,689 doses were reported administered in Illinois.  

Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital will host COVID-19 vaccination clinics May 5 and 6.  Pre-registration is required. The clinics are open to anyone age 18 and older. The clinics will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. May 5 and from 6 to 8 a.m. May 6. Both clinics will use the Johnson and Johnson vaccine.  An appointment is required to participate in the vaccination clinics. To make an appointment, visit ALMH.org and click on the COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic banner.  For those without internet access, call 217-605-6500. The call will go to voicemail and someone will call back when an appointment is available to schedule.

April 28 

Millikin University will host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic, sponsored by the Macon County Health Department and the Millikin School of Nursing, on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. The clinic will be held in the Oberhelman Center for Leadership Performance in the 1st floor lobby area of the  University Commons on Millikin's campus.  Millikin University students, faculty and staff can receive first dose Moderna vaccinations from 9 a.m. – 12 noon, and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) single-dose vaccinations from 1 – 3:30 p.m. For those who choose the Moderna vaccination, they will have the opportunity to schedule their second dose at the clinic.  The clinic will be by appointment only. The online signup will include a required consent form and additional information. Participants are asked to complete the consent form in advance of their appointment. Consent forms will also be available at the clinic.  The clinic may be opened to the public if the campus community does not exhaust the 350 doses by Monday, May 3. An announcement regarding the clinic being open to the public will be made on Millikin University's website and social media channels.

The Macon County Health Department (MCHD), located at 1221 E. Condit Street in Decatur, is offering expanded hours for the following Pfizer COVID-19 walk-in clinic vaccination:

Wednesday, May 5, 2021
• UPDATED/EXPANDED HOURS: 1:00-5:30 p.m.
• Intended for those 16 years of age or older who live or work in Macon County
• PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN MUST BE PRESENT IF 16 OR 17 YEARS OLD.
• If 18 years of age or older, please bring photo ID or insurance card if possible.
• Must be able to return on May 26th for 2nd dose

These clinics are open to those who live or work in Macon County; who are at least 16 years of age or older; and who wish to receive their FIRST dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. A person should NOT attend the clinic if they have previously received a COVID-19 vaccination dose of any kind.
 

Sangamon County reported 51 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday.  17 people remain hospitalized.

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 2,728 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 33 additional deaths.

- Cook County: 1 female 20s, 1 male 40s, 1 female 50s, 2 males 50s, 1 female 70s, 2 males 70s, 3 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 4 females 90s
- DuPage County: 1 male 50s
- Kankakee County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s
- Macon County: 1 female 70s
- Marshall County: 1 female 90s
- McHenry County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 70s
- McLean County: 1 male 80s
- Monroe County: 1 male 70s
- Morgan County: 1 male 70s
- Peoria County: 1 female 80s
- Tazewell County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 90s
- Will County: 1 male 50s
- Winnebago County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 80s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,328,454 cases, including 21,891 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 87,698 specimens for a total of 22,469,213.  As of last night, 2,154 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 502 patients were in the ICU and 238 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from April 21-27, 2021 is 3.4%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from April 21-27, 2021 is 4.1%.

The total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses for Illinois is 11,322,205.  A total of 9,048,300 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 100,823 doses.  Yesterday, 106,173 doses were reported administered in Illinois.  

April 27

Starting today walk in COVID-19 vaccination appointments will be accepted at the Orr Building (Illinois State Fairgrounds). Clinics are open 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Tuesday thru Friday and 9:00 am - 12:30 pm Saturday and Sunday. You must be 16 years or older to receive the vaccine. The vaccine currently being administered is Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine (Pfizer). If you have questions please call (217) 210-8801.

SMTD, in partnership with the Sangamon County Department of Public Health, will host a walk-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic on April 29th from 9am to 2pm at our downtown Transfer Center. No appointment necessary, and two SMTD tokens will be given after each vaccination to cover bus rides to and from the Transfer Center. For more information on the vaccination process, visit www.SCDPH.org.

Sangamon County announced 35 more cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the overall total to 18,141 since the pandemic began. There have been 231 deaths and 17 people are now hospitalized.

Macon County has reported 23 new cases and one death, a woman in her 70s.  Since the pandemic started, there have been 10,406 deaths in the county.  

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 2,556 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 23 additional deaths.

- Champaign County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s
- Cook County: 1 male 40s, 1 male 50s, 2 females 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 3 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 90s
- Kane County: 1 male 70s
- Logan County: 1 male 60s
- Madison County: 1 male 90s
- Peoria County: 1 female 30s, 1 male 60s
- Tazewell County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
- Will County: 1 female 30s,1 female 50s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,325,726 cases, including 21,858 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 62,724 specimens for a total of 22,381,515.  As of last night, 2,180 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 502 patients were in the ICU and 251 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from April 20-26, 2021 is 3.5%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from April 20-26, 2021 is 4.1%.

The total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses for Illinois is 11,149,675.  A total of 8,942,127 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 105,757 doses.  Yesterday, 81,152 doses were reported administered in Illinois.  

April 26

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 2,137 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 10 additional deaths.

- Cook County: 1 female 30s, 2 males 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
- Peoria County: 1male 80s
- Pope County: 1 male 70s
- Will County: 1 male 40s
- Winnebago County: 1 female 70s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,323,170 cases, including 21,836 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 49,236 specimens for a total of 22,318,791.  As of last night, 2,083 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 506 patients were in the ICU and 251 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from April 19-25, 2021 is 3.5%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from April 19-25, 2021 is 4.1%.

The total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses for Illinois is 10,913,325.  A total of 8,860,975 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 105,873 doses.  Yesterday, 50,512 doses were reported administered in Illinois.  

The weekend saw 106 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Sangamon County.   There were also two more deaths announced:  a female in her 30's who tested positive April 4 and a man in his 80's who tested postive on March 31.  A total of 19 people are hospitalized in the county. 

April 23

Sangamon County announced 88 new cases of COVID-19 Friday.  That brings the total positives to 18,000 since the pandemic started,   22 people are hospitalized in the county.  Overall, 229 people have died.  

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 3,369 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 22 additional deaths.

- Bureau County: 1 male 70s
- Champaign County: 1 male 40s
- Cook County: 1 female 40s, 1 male 40s, 2 females 50s, 2 males 50s, 1 male 60s, 2 males 80s
- DuPage County: 1 female 80s
- Kane County: 1 female 50s
- Peoria County: 1 male 60s
- Sangamon County: 1 female 30s
- Tazewell County: 1 female 50s, 1 male 80s
- Vermilion County: 2 females 80s
- Will County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s
- Woodford County: 1 female 70s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,316,091 cases, including 21,777 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 104,795 specimens for a total of 22,113,490.  As of last night, 2,112 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 506 patients were in the ICU and 230 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from April 16-22, 2021 is 3.6%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from April 16-22, 2021 is 4.3%.

The total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses for Illinois is 10,802,075.  A total of 8,610,478 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 118,741 doses.  Yesterday, 136,525 doses were reported administered in Illinois.  

The Macon County Health Department (MCHD), located at 1221 E. Condit Street in Decatur, is offering the following Pfizer COVID-19 walk-in clinic vaccination opportunities over the course of the next two weeks for those who live or work in Macon County:

1. Wednesday, April 28, 2021
- Intended for those 16 years of age or older who live or work in Macon County
- Hours will be from 1:00-3:15 p.m.
- PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN MUST BE PRESENT IF 16 OR 17 YEARS OLD.
- If 18 years of age or older, please bring photo ID or insurance card if possible.
- Must be able to return on May 19th for 2nd dose

2. Wednesday, May 5, 2021
- Intended for those 16 years of age or older who live or work in Macon County
- Hours will be from 1:00-3:15 p.m.
- PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN MUST BE PRESENT IF 16 OR 17 YEARS OLD.
- If 18 years of age or older, please bring photo ID or insurance card if possible.
- Must be able to return on May 26th for 2nd dose

These clinics are open to those who live or work in Macon County; who are at least 16 years of age or older; and who wish to receive their FIRST dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. A person should NOT attend the clinic if they have previously received a COVID-19 vaccination dose of any kind.
 

April 22

Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln will host COVID-19 vaccination clinics April 29 and 30.  Pre-registration is required. The clinics are open to anyone age 16 and older. Both clinics will use the Pfizer vaccine.   An appointment is required to participate in the vaccination clinics. Registration opens April 23 at noon.  To make an appointment, visit ALMH.org.  For those without internet access, call 217-605-6500. The call will go to voicemail and someone will call back when an appointment is available to schedule. 

In Sangamon County, another 42 cases were announced Thursday.  A total of 20 people are hospitalized.

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 3,170 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 33 additional deaths.

- Cook County: 1 male 30s, 1 female 50s, 1 male 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 3 males 70s, 2 females 80s, 2 males 80s
- DuPage County: 1 female 80s
- Effingham County: 1 female 60s
- Kane County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s
- Lake County: 3 females 60s, 1 male 80s
- LaSalle County: 1 male 40s
- Macon County: 1 male 80s
- Massac County: 1 male 60s
- McHenry County: 1 female 70s
- McLean County: 1 female 80s
- Peoria County: 1 male 80s
- Stephenson County: 1 female 40s
- Vermilion County: 1 male 70s
- Whiteside County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s
- Woodford County: 1 female 80s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,312,722 cases, including 21,755 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 88,336 specimens for a total of 22,008,695.  As of last night, 2,147 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 511 patients were in the ICU and 238 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from April 15-21, 2021 is 3.8%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from April 15-21, 2021 is 4.4%.

The total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses for Illinois is 10,581,985.  A total of 8,473,953 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 123,078 doses.  Yesterday, 131,411 doses were reported administered in Illinois.  

April 21

Sangamon County Wednesday announced 64 more cases of COVID-19, bringing the overall total to 17,870.  There are 20 people hospitalized.  

Macon County reported 26 new cases and one death, a woman in her 80s.

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 2,765 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 28 additional deaths.

- Champaign County: 1 female 100+
- Cook County: 1 male 40s, 2 females 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 2 females 80s
- DuPage County: 1 male 70s
- Greene County: 1 female 70s
- Kankakee County: 1 male 30s, 1 female 60s, 1 male 80s
- McDonough County: 1 male 70s
- McLean County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 70s
- Peoria County: 1 male 70s
- Rock Island: 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s
- Tazewell County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s
- Wayne County: 1 male 90s
- Whiteside County: 1 male 50s
- Will County: 1 female 50s, 1 male 90s
- Winnebago County: 1 male 60s
- Woodford County: 1 female 60s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,309,552 cases, including 21,722 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 81,133 specimens for a total of 21,920,359.  As of last night, 2,191 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 521 patients were in the ICU and 237 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from April 14-20, 2021 is 3.8%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from April 14-20, 2021 is 4.4%.

The total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses for Illinois is 10,358,875.  A total of 8,342,542 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 122,842 doses.  Yesterday, 140,712 doses were reported administered in Illinois.  

April 20

NPR takes a closer look at the vaccine rollout and where things stand.  Click here to read and listen to more.

A reminder: All Illinois residents 16 and older are now eligible for a vaccine.   

Sangamon County Tuesday reported 18 new cases of COVID-19.  There are 22 people hospitalized. 

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 2,587 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 9 additional deaths.

- Champaign County: 1 male 50s
- Cook County: 1 female 40s, 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 male 80s
- Madison County: 1 male 60s
- St. Clair County: 1 male 80s
- Tazewell County: 1 female 70s
- Will County: 1 female 60s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,306,787 cases, including 21,694 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 62,406 specimens for a total of 21,839,226.  As of last night, 2,288 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 522 patients were in the ICU and 223 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from April 13-19, 2021 is 3.8%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from April 13-19, 2021 is 4.5%.

The total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses for Illinois is 10,162,155.  A total of 8,201,830 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 122,531 doses.  Yesterday, 81,963 doses were reported administered in Illinois.  However, data from Walgreens on the number of doses administered yesterday is not included due to a technical issue and will be added in tomorrow’s total. 

April 19

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,959 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 22 additional deaths.

- Cook County: 1 female 50s, 3 males 50s, 2 males 60s, 1 male 70s, 3 males 80s, 2 females 90s
- DuPage County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 80s
- Mason County: 1 male 60s
- Peoria County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
- St. Clair County: 1 female 80s
- Will County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 80s
- Winnebago County: 1 male 50s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,304,200 cases, including 21,685 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 47,506 specimens for a total of 21,776,820.  As of last night, 2,128 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 491 patients were in the ICU and 227 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from April 12-18, 2021 is 4.0%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from April 12-18, 2021 is 4.7%.

The total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses for Illinois is 9,930,945.  A total of 8,119,867 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 125,212 doses.  Yesterday, 65,233 doses were reported administered in Illinois.  

Sangamon County reported 153 cases since Friday.  The total cases since the pandemic began is 17,788.  There are 21 people hospitalized in the county.  Test positivity is 3.9%.  Menard County announced 7 more cases since Friday with three people hospitalized.

The Macon County Health Department (MCHD), located at 1221 E. Condit Street in Decatur, is offering the following on-site COVID-19 vaccination opportunities this week for those who live or work in Macon County:
 
1. Tuesday, April 20, 2021 – Moderna clinic
• This clinic has 70 appointment slots available from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
• Must be able to return on May 18th for 2nd dose
• Please call (217) 718-6205 to register. Phone lines will be open until 7:00 p.m. tonight. Due to the potential high volume of calls, we ask that you please leave a message if your call is not answered. We will return calls in the order in which they were received.

2. Wednesday, April 21, 2021 – Pfizer clinic
• This clinic has 60 available appointment slots, will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., and is for 16 and 17 year old persons who live or work in Macon County.
• PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN MUST BE PRESENT.
• Must be able to return on May 12th for 2nd dose
• Please call (217) 718-6205 to register. Phone lines will be open until 7:00 p.m. tonight. and 3:00 p.m. tomorrow. Due to the potential high volume of calls, we ask that you please leave a message if your call is not answered. We will return calls in the order in which they were received.
 
These clinics are open to those who live or work in Macon County; who are at least 16 years (Pfizer) or 18 years (Moderna) of age or older; and who wish to receive their FIRST dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. A person should NOT attend the clinic if they have previously received a COVID-19 vaccination dose of any kind.
 

April 16

With young people driving the increase in COVID-19 cases in Illinois, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is announcing “College Vaccination Days” to encourage all community college and public and private university students across Illinois to get vaccinated at mass vaccination sites.  This weekend and next week state-supported mass vaccination sites across Illinois will have COVID-19 vaccination appointments available for college and university students.  IDPH is partnering with colleges and universities in Illinois to help them direct their students to state-supported sites.

Beginning in April, the highest case count in Illinois was among those in their 20s.  Over the past month, cases among those 18-24 years of age doubled.

The following mass vaccination sites will have appointments available specifically for college and university students on the following days.  Colleges and universities will have the links where students can register for an appointment. 

Saturday April 17 

Adams County – Oakley Linsey Center

300 Civic Center Plaza

Quincy

Sunday April 18

Sangamon County

Orr Building – State Fairgrounds

801 E. Sangamon Ave.

Springfield

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 3,866 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 21 additional deaths.

- Bureau County: 1 female 80s
- Cook County: 1 male 40s, 2 males 70s, 2 males 80s
- DuPage County; 1 female 50s, 1 male 90s
- Henry County: 1male 80s, 1 female 90s
- Jefferson County: 1 female 90s
- Kane County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s
- Lake County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s
- LaSalle County: 1 male 70s
- Madison County: 1 female 90s
- McDonough County: 1 male 80s
- Tazewell County: 1 male 40s, 1 male 50s
- Will County: 1 male 60s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,296,381 cases, including 21,630 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 93,602 specimens for a total of 21,571,023.  As of last night, 2,058 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 468 patients were in the ICU and 205 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from April 9-15, 2021 is 4.2%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from April 9-15, 2021 is 4.9%.

The total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses for Illinois is 9,777,825.  A total of 7,779,290 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 129,664 doses.  Yesterday, 166,885 doses were reported administered in Illinois.  

In Sangamon County, 56 new cases were announced.   17 people are hospitalized.

April 15

Sangamon County announced another death from COVID-19, a woman in her 60's who tested positive on March 30.  229 people have died from the coronavirus disease in the county since the pandemic began.  Local health officials also reported 57 new cases on Thursday, with 19 people hospitalized.

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 3,581 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 40 additional deaths.

- Adams County: 1 female 80s
- Bureau County: 1 female 70s
- Champaign County: 1 male 80s
- Christian County: 1 male 80s
- Clay County: 1 male 90s
- Cook County: 1 male 50s, 2 females 60s, 1 male 60s, 2 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 2 females 90s, 1 male 90s
- DuPage County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
- Jersey County: 1 female 80s
- Knox County: 1 female 80s
- Lake County: 1 female 90s
- LaSalle County: 2 females 80s
- Lee County: 1 female 80s
- Macon County: 1 male 70s
- McHenry County: 1 female 80s
- Menard County: 1 male 90s
- Montgomery County: 1 female 80s

- Moultrie County: 1 male 70s
- St. Clair County: 1 female 40s, 1 male 60s
- Stephenson County: 1 female 60s
- Tazewell County: 1 female 90s
- Whiteside County: 1 male 50s
- Will County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 90s
- Williamson County: 1 female 80s
- Winnebago County; 1 female 90s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,292,515 cases, including 21,609 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 105,661 specimens for a total of 21,477,421.  As of last night, 2,043 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 468 patients were in the ICU and 190 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from April 8-14, 2021 is 4.2%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from April 8-14, 2021 is 4.9%.

The total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses for Illinois is 9,636,355.  A total of 7,612,405 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 129,317 doses.  Yesterday, 129,755 doses were reported administered in Illinois.  

April 14

On Wednesday, Sangamon County announced 43 new COVID-19 cases.  That brings the overall total to 17,522 since the pandemic began.  228 people have died.  Currently, 23 people are hospitalized. Macon County reported 30 more cases.

A vaccine clinic will be held Thursday in Waverly at the fire department.  From 10 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.  Pre-register at www.morganhd.com or call 217-479-1817.

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 3,536 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 31 additional deaths.

- Carroll County: 1 male 70s
- Cook County: 1 female 20s, 1 female 30s, 1 female 50s, 3 males 60s, 1 female 70s, 4 males 70s, 2 females 80s, 3 males 80s
- DuPage County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 90s
- Kane County: 1 male 30s
- Lake County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 80s
- Madison County: 1 male 70s
- McHenry County: 1 female 90s
- Peoria County: 1 female 40s
- Richland County: 1 female 60s
- Tazewell County: 1 male 80s
- Vermilion County: 1 female 30s, 1 female 70s
- Whiteside County: 1 female 30s
- Will County: 1 male 80s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,288,934 cases, including 21,570 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 88,390 specimens for a total of 21,371,760.  As of last night, 2,076 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 453 patients were in the ICU and 198 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from April 7-13, 2021 is 4.2%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from April 7-13, 2021 is 5.0%.

The total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses for Illinois is 9,386,135.  A total of 7,482,650 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 132,810 doses.  Yesterday, 138,538 doses were reported administered in Illinois.  

April 13

Sangamon County reported 48 more cases of COVID0-19 on Tuesday.  A total of 24 people remain hospitalized.  Macon County had 17 new cases. Morgan County announced 4 more cases, bringing the active case total there to 37.

Memorial Health System announced it will suspend Johnson & Johnson vaccinations at all locations, following CDC guidelines.

In Springfield, MHS is partnering to offer clinics this evening at Third Presbyterian Church; Wednesday at MERCY Communities Inc.; and Thursday at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Illinois.  Pfizer vaccine will be administered at those locations.   

MHS’ South Sixth Street vaccination clinic administers Pfizer and Moderna, and is unaffected. Johnson & Johnson clinics that had been scheduled for Wednesday, April 14, at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital and for Friday, April 16, at Taylorville Memorial Hospital are canceled. Vaccination clinics scheduled for Wednesday, April 14 and Thursday, April 15 at Passavant Area Hospital will administer Moderna, and will continue as scheduled.

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is developing and implementing plans to move forward with COVID-19 vaccinations in Illinois after putting a pause on administration of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine, including robust communication with all providers and the transfer of 50,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Chicago. 

Earlier today, at the recommendation of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), IDPH paused the use of the J&J COVID-19 vaccine out of an abundance of caution.  The CDC and FDA are reviewing data involving six reported U.S. cases of a rare and severe type blood clot in individuals after receiving the J&J vaccine, out of a total of more than six million Americans who have received the J&J vaccine.  In Illinois, of the total 7.3 million doses administered to date, 4% or approximately 290,000 have been J&J.  These individuals remain fully vaccinated and do not need to seek out an alternate vaccine.  People vaccinated with J&J should consult with their medial provider if they develop severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain, or shortness of breath within three weeks after vaccination.

“Public health officials made a commitment that any safety signals that came up concerning COVID-19 vaccines would be fully addressed in a transparent manner, which is what is occurring right now with the J&J vaccine,” said IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike.  “The blood clot cases appear to be extremely rare and there are no reported cases associated with either the Pfizer-BioNTech or the Moderna vaccines. IDPH is taking immediate action to ensure as little disruption to Illinois residents as possible during this pause, and I strongly encourage people to continue to get vaccinated.  Millions upon millions of people have already been safely vaccinated and it will take millions more before we can put this pandemic behind us.” 

Upon learning of the recommendation, IDPH took the following actions to ensure COVID-19 vaccine providers and health care workers in Illinois were aware of the pause and received the support they needed to adjust their planning:

• Immediately sent notification about the pause to COVID-19 providers, local health departments, and health care providers via the State of Illinois Rapid Electronic Notification system, which included follow-up calls, text, and emails.
• Directly emailed and called all local health departments through IDPH Emergency Response Coordinators, to assess impact and work to mitigate using Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines.
• Connected with all mass vaccination sites, Illinois National Guard vaccination missions, and one-day J&J clinics scheduled in EMTrack to develop alternate plans where necessary and ensure the least amount of disruption possible on individuals with appointments.
• Sent notification to hospitals, emergency departments, physicians, and other health care providers about treatment for this specific type of blood clot

The pause on the J&J vaccine will not have a large impact on state vaccination efforts as the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines make up the vast majority of doses on hand in the State of Illinois.  No state-supported mass vaccination sites will be closed and no rapid response team clinics, faith-based or equity clinics, or rural clinics have been cancelled at this time.  They will all move forward with a different type of vaccine.

The total allocation of J&J vaccine to Illinois, including Chicago, is 760,300, of which 290,615 doses have been administered.  This week, the state’s allocation of J&J was 17,000 doses.  For the week of April 18, 2021, the expected allocation for the State is 483,720 total doses.  Of that total allocation, 5,800 doses were expected to be J&J.

In an effort to vaccinate as many people as possible across Illinois, the State is allocating 50,000 first doses of Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to the City of Chicago over the next seven days to help meet demand. The State will also be allocating 50,000 doses to Chicago when second doses come due to be administered.

IDPH encourages people to register with V-safe After Vaccination Health Checker, a smartphone-based tool that uses text messages and web surveys to provide personalized health check-ins after you receive a COVID-19 vaccine.  For more information on v-safe, go to https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/safety/vsafe.html

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 3,193 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 17 additional deaths.

- Bureau County: 1 female 70s
- Cook County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
- DuPage County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s
- Jersey County: 1 female 90s
- Lake County: 1 female 80s
- Livingston County: 1 female 60s
- Logan County: 1 male 60s
- Madison County: 1 male 50s
- McHenry County: 1 female 70s
- Peoria County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s
- St. Clair County: 1 male 50s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,285,398 cases, including 21,540 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 58,248 specimens for a total of 21,283,370.  As of last night, 2,028 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 466 patients were in the ICU and 185 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from April 6-12, 2021 is 4.3%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from April 6-12, 2021 is 5.0%.

The total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses for Illinois is 9,343,775.  A total of 7,344,112 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 132,979 doses.  Yesterday, 100,729 doses were reported administered in Illinois.  The Illinois National Guard has administered more than one million doses of COVID-19 vaccines at state-supported vaccination sites around the state.  

April 12

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 2,433 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 18 additional deaths.

- Cook County: 1 male 20s, 1 male 40s, 1 female 50s, 1 male 50s, 1 female 60s, 2 males 60s, 3 females 70s, 2 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s, 2 males 90s
- Kane County: 1 female 90s
- Vermilion County: 1 female 90s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,282,205 cases, including 21,523 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 53,115 specimens for a total of 21,225,122.  As of last night, 1,998 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 418 patients were in the ICU and 177 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from April 5-11, 2021 is 4.4%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from April 5-11, 2021 is 4.9%.

The total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses for Illinois is 9,001,105.  A total of 7,243,383 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 132,188 doses.  Yesterday, 64,772 doses were reported administered in Illinois.  The Illinois National Guard has administered more than one million doses of COVID-19 vaccines at state-supported vaccination sites around the state. 

Since Friday, Sangamon County has identified 110 more cases since Friday with 25 people hospitalized. Menard County reports six cases during that time. Morgan County announced 11 more cases since Friday.  Testing is available in Jacksonville Monday and Friday from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.with no appointment necessary.  Testing site entry at Dunlap Ct/Morgan St in Jacksonville.

You can now get a COVID vaccine in Springfield without an appointment. Visit HSHS Medical Group COVID Drive-Thru Clinic, located in Scheels’ parking lot at 1118 Legacy Pointe Drive in Springfield, Illinois. Walk-ins are accepted Monday, April 12, through Friday, April 16, 10 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 4 pm.

COVID vaccines are available for residents 16 years and older. You do not have to live or work in Sangamon County to receive the vaccine. This week the drive-thru clinic is administering Pfizer vaccines. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a guardian to receive the vaccine.

If you prefer to make an appointment, you can sign up for our online patient portal called MyChart. It is free and easy to create an HSHS MyChart account:

  • Go to www.hshsmyhealthrecord.com
  • Login or Create a MyChart account by clicking “Sign Up Now.”
  • Under Quick Links, click “COVID-19 Vaccine Link.”
  • Click “COVID-19 Vaccination” and answer questions on eligibility to schedule a FIRST DOSE vaccine appointment.

To find an HSHS COVID vaccine clinic outside of Sangamon County, visit https://www.hshs.org/vaccine.

April 9

Sangamon County reported 51 new positive cases on Friday. 20 people are hospitalized.  Menard County had 6 new cases.

  The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 4,004 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 21 additional deaths.

Cook County: 1 male 50s, 3 females 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s
Crawford County: 1 male 70s
Henry County: 1 male 80s
Jackson County: 1 male 60s
Kane County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 60s
Lake County: 1 male 70s
Madison County: 1 male 60s
Menard County: 1 male 80s
Rock Island County: 1 male 60s
Sangamon County: 1 male 80s
St. Clair County: 1 male 50s
Tazewell County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 80s
Whiteside County: 2 males 60s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,273,200 cases, including 21,476 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 101,737 specimens for a total of 21,017,929.  As of last night, 1,808 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 369 patients were in the ICU and 163 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from April 2-8, 2021 is 4.2%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from April 2-8, 2021 is 4.8%.

The total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses for Illinois is 8,841,285.  This number includes doses allocated for the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities, which effectively has ended.  A total of 6,871,645 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 118,336 doses.  Yesterday, a record 164,462 doses were reported administered in Illinois. 

April 8

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 3,739 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 34 additional deaths.

Cook County: 1 male 30s, 1 female 40s, 2 females 50s, 1 male 50s, 1 female 60s, 5 males 60s, 4 females 70s, 1 male 70s, 3 females 80s, 5 males 80s, 2 males 90s
Grundy County: 1 female 80s
Kankakee County: 1 female 70s
Lake County: 1 female 80s
Lee County: 1 male 70s
Randolph County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 80s
Rock Island County: 1 male 60s
Will County: 1 male 60s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,269,196 cases, including 21,457 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 97,741 specimens for a total of 20,916,192.  As of last night, 1,798 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 351 patients were in the ICU and 151 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from April 1-7, 2021 is 4.2%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from April 1-7, 2021 is 4.8%.

The total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses for Illinois is 8,642,545.  This number includes doses allocated for the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities, which effectively has ended.  A total of 6,707,183 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 112,680 doses.  Yesterday, a record 154,201 doses were reported administered in Illinois. 

Sangamon County announced 35 new cases Thursday, with 20 people hospitalized.  Morgan County reported 8 more cases.

April 7

The Morgan County Vaccine Planning Team will like to announce a limited supply of single dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine is available for a clinic on April 8th. Pre-registration is required. Online Registration: Morgan County Health Department website: Follow the link below https://www.morganhd.com/covid-19/covid-19-vaccine or go to the Morgan County, Illinois Health Department website and follow the links under Vaccine Information.  VIA Phone: Number: 217-479-1817 Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-4pm Questions can be emailed to: covidvaccine@jacksonvilleil.gov

Sangamon County announced 47 more cases Wednesday with 20 hospitalizations.  

From the Macoupin County Health Department: Attention parents of Macoupin County high school students who are over the age of 16. We are gathering responses in regard to whether or not you are interested in having your child receive the Pfizer COVID19 vaccine. We would appreciate it if you took a minute to complete this survey. If you have more than one child who is 16 years or older, please complete a survey for each child. This survey will be open until noon this Saturday, 4/10. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MCPHD16over

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 3,790 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 28 additional deaths.

Adams County: 1 male 70s
     Cook County: 1 male 30s, 1 male 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
     DuPage County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
     Lake County: 1 female 70s
     Lawrence County: 1 male 60s
     Livingston County: 1 female 90s
     Madison County: 1 male 70s
     Marion County: 1 male 60s
     McLean County: 1 male 60s
     Menard County: 1 female 70s
     Rock Island County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
     St. Clair County: 1 female 60s
     Wayne County: 1 male 60s
     White County: 1 male 50s
     Will County: 1 male 60s, 2 males 70s, 1 female 80s
     Winnebago County: 1 female 60s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,265,457 cases, including 21,423 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 80,628 specimens for a total of 20,818,451.  As of last night, 1,710 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 353 patients were in the ICU and 142 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from March 31-April 6, 2021 is 4.1%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from March 31-April 6, 2021 is 4.6%.

The total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses for Illinois is 8,423,845.  This number includes doses allocated for the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities, which effectively has ended.  A total of 6,552,982 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 107,302 doses.  Yesterday, 139,724 doses were reported administered in Illinois. 

April 6

Sangamon County announced 42 new cases with 15 people hospitalized.  

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Macon County Health Department (MCHD) have identified two COVID-19 variant strains of concern, B 1.1.7 and B 1.429, in Macon County through laboratory testing.
 
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, variants of concern are those in “which there is evidence of an increase in transmissibility, more severe disease (increased hospitalizations or deaths), significant reduction in neutralization by antibodies generated during previous infection or vaccination, reduced effectiveness of treatments or vaccines, or diagnostic detection failures.” When a person is diagnosed with one of the variants of concern, a 14-day quarantine is the recommended course of action to limit the spread of the illness further into the community.

Armed with this information as we continue to see an uptick in cases, we continue to urge our community to follow the public health measures intended to limit the spread of illness and the negative consequences associated with contraction of COVID-19. Wash your hands with warm water and soap for at least twenty seconds. If there is no access to water and soap, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol until soap and water is available. Keep at least six feet of space between yourself and others and wear a face covering in public settings. Limit in-person gatherings. Consider getting one of the three COVID-19 vaccines available.
 

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 2,931 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 13 additional deaths.

- Cook County: 2 males 40s, 1 male 70s
- Knox County: 1 female 80s
- Lake County: 1 male 50s
- Livingston County: 1 female 90s
- Massac County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s
- Rock Island County: 1 male 50s
- Shelby County: 1 female 60s
- Union County: 1 male 60s
- Will County: 1 male 40s
- Winnebago County: 1 male 90s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,261,667 cases, including 21,395 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 51,625 specimens for a total of 20,737,823.  As of last night, 1,648 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 357 patients were in the ICU and 143 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from March 30-April 5, 2021 is 3.9%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from March 30-April 5, 2021 is 4.5%.

The total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses for Illinois is 8,061,075.  This number includes doses allocated for the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities, which effectively has ended.  A total of 6,413,258 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 106,976 doses.  Yesterday, 95,188 doses were reported administered in Illinois. 

April 5

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 2,102 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 11 additional deaths.

- Cook County: 2 females 70s, 2 males 70s, 3 males 80s
- DuPage County: 1 male50s, 1 female 60s
- Lake County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,258,736 cases, including 21,384 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 59,586 specimens for a total of 20,686,198.  As of last night, 1,581 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 358 patients were in the ICU and 159 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from March 29-April 4, 2021 is 3.8%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from March 29-April 4, 2021 is 4.5%.

A total of 7,335,385 doses of vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago.  In addition, approximately 448,830 doses total have been allocated to the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities.  This brings the total Illinois doses to 7,784,215.  A total of 6,318,070 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 368,300 for long-term care facilities.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 105,779 doses.  Yesterday, 27,248 doses were reported administered in Illinois. However, reporting by some providers may be delayed for Sunday.

More than 80 counties have now expanded COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to all Illinois residents 16 years and older, per an IDPH survey of local health departments.  IDPH authorized all local health departments seeing early signs of unfilled appointments to begin vaccinating all residents 16 and older at their immediate discretion, in order to use their vaccine as quickly as possible and mitigate a rise in new COVID-19 cases. A list of counties that have already expanded COVID-19 vaccine eligibility can be found below.  All Illinois residents will be eligible to receive the vaccine beginning next Monday, April 12, 2021.  On that date, all state-supported mass vaccination sites, local health departments, pharmacy partners – in short, every jurisdiction that receives vaccine from the State of Illinois’ allocation – will be instructed to fully open eligibility.

There were 97 new cases in Sangamon County since Friday.  Seven people are hospitalized.

The Macon County Health Department (MCHD) is holding a Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic on Thursday, April 8th at Richland Community College at the National Sequestration Education Center (3357 N. President Howard Brown Blvd.) near the wind turbines. This clinic is open for those who live or work in Macon County; are 18 years old or older; and who wish to receive a single-dose vaccine. Those who wish to attend this clinic should NOT have previously received a COVID-19 vaccination dose of any kind.

Eligible persons can call (217) 718-6205 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. or visit https://bit.ly/2OsuAWs to schedule an appointment. Before arriving to the clinic, please take your temperature and screen yourself for COVID-19 symptoms. If you have a temperature greater than 100.4 degrees, are experiencing any symptoms or signs of illness, are awaiting a COVID-19 test result or have been identified as a close contact of a positive COVID-19 case, do not attend the clinic. Please bring a photo ID to verify age eligibility and your current insurance card or red, white and blue Medicare card.

April 2

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 3,235 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 24 additional deaths.

- Cook County: 2 males 30s, 1 male 40s, 2 males 50s, 2 males 60s, 1 female 70s, 4 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
- Madison County: 2 males 40s, 1 male 70s
- Rock Island County: 1 male 60s
- Saline County: 1 male 60s
- Sangamon County: 1 female 70s
- Whiteside County: 1 male 80s
- Will County: 2 females 70s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,251,346 cases, including 21,349 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 90,575 specimens for a total of 20,499,802.  As of last night, 1,445 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 314 patients were in the ICU and 129 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from March 26-April 1, 2021 is 3.5%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from March 26-April 1, 2021 is 4.1%.

A total of 7,300,095 doses of vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago.  In addition, approximately 448,830 doses total have been allocated to the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities.  This brings the total Illinois doses to 7,748,925.  A total of 6,043,292 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 368,124 for long-term care facilities.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 108,811 doses.  Yesterday, 124,870 doses were reported administered in Illinois.

Sangamon County announced 28 new positive cases. 13 people are hospitalized.  

April 1

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 3,526 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 25 additional deaths.

- Cook County: 1 female 40s, 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s, 2 females 90s, 1 male 90s
- DuPage County: 2 females 70s
- LaSalle County: 1 male 90s
- Lee County: 1 female 70s
- Macon County: 1 male 60s
- Madison County: 1 male 30s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
- McLean County: 1 male 80s
- St. Clair County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 70s
- Tazewell County: 1 male 90s
- Warren County: 1 female 50s
- Will County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s
- Winnebago County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,248,111 cases, including 21,326 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 96,177 specimens for a total of 20,409,227.  As of last night, 1,411 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 304 patients were in the ICU and 121 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from March 25-31, 2021 is 3.5%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from March 25-31, 2021 is 4.0%.

A total of doses of 7,095,305 vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago.  In addition, approximately 448,830 doses total have been allocated to the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities.  This brings the total Illinois doses to 7,544,135.  A total of 5,918,422 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 367,823 for long-term care facilities.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 109,073 doses.  Yesterday, 116,551 doses were reported administered in Illinois.

Sangamon County announced 48 new positive cases on Thursday.  A total of 17 people are hospitalized.  Menard County had 3 new cases. Morgan County had 4 more cases.

March 31

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 2,592 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 28 additional deaths.

- Bureau County: 1 female 80s
- Cook County: 2 females 40s, 1 male 40s, 1 female 50s, 3 males 50s, 1 female 60s, 2 males 60s, 1 female 70s, 2 males 70s, 3 females 80s, 2 males 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 female 100+
- Franklin County: 1 female 90s
- Grundy County: 1 female 70s
- Lake County: 1 male 60s
- Livingston County: 1 female 80s
- Rock Island County: 1 female 80s
- Sangamon County: 1 female 80s
- Will County: 1 male 60s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,244,585 cases, including 21,301 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 77,727 specimens for a total of 20,313,050.  As of last night, 1,413 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 294 patients were in the ICU and 123 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

While 70% of Illinois residents 65 years and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, not all of the metrics needed to advance to the Bridge Phase and on to Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois Plan have been met.  The number of people being admitted to the hospital in Illinois due to COVID-19 continues to increase.  As long as new hospital admissions continue to increase, the state will not advance.  The number of cases of COVID-19 has seen an increasing trend as well.  Health officials continue to urge all residents to continue to mask up, socially distance, and avoid crowds to reduce transmission and bring the metrics back in line to transition to the Bridge Phase.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from March 24-30, 2021 is 3.3%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from March 24-30, 2021 is 3.9%.

A total of doses of 6,858,805 vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago.  In addition, approximately 448,830 doses total have been allocated to the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities.  This brings the total Illinois doses to 7,307,635.  A total of 5,801,871 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 367,782 for long-term care facilities.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 109,358 doses.  Yesterday, 137,445 doses were reported administered in Illinois.

In Sangamon County, 30 more cases were announced Wednesday.  The overall total stands at 16,973 with 12 people hospitalized.  There have been 228 deaths. 

Macon County announced one additional death, a male in his 60s.  The county also reported 22 new cases Wednesday.

Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health announced a Vaccine Community Connectors pilot initiative that leverages health plans to reduce COVID-19 vaccination disparities with a focus on seniors 65 years and older in the most vulnerable communities. The Vaccine Community Connectors program is sponsored by America’s Health Insurance Program (AHIP) and Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) and is a collaboration between health plans and the State of Illinois to help provide vaccine outreach, scheduling, and transportation for the state’s most vulnerable residents.

“Prioritizing equity has been a critical component in every phase of the state's vaccine administration plan. In particular, we have intentionally set aside allocations of vaccine for providers in communities with a high social vulnerability index and have engaged with community partners to provide vaccinations in a way that is accessible by local communities,” said Governor JB Pritzker.  “Through this public-private partnership, the first of its kind in the nation, we will be able to better coordinate resources and provider more efficient vaccine access for our seniors.”

“This pandemic has pulled together many health care and public health partners to help prevent severe illness and death due to COVID-19 and I am excited about the public-private partnerships that have been built – now including the Vaccine Community Connectors program,” said Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike.  “As the vaccine has rolled out, we have prioritized our older residents and focused on equity.  Our continued collaboration with our private partners can help us move forward in this endeavor and help save lives.”

“Throughout the pandemic, the Department of Healthcare and Family Services has worked with our managed care health plans to ensure Medicaid customers across all communities in Illinois could access testing, treatment and ultimately, vaccines, as well as new and innovative ways to improve access to health care and critical related services,” said Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services Director Theresa Eagleson. “The Vaccine Community Connectors initiative will advance those efforts and extend an opportunity to some of the state’s most vulnerable citizens to receive protection from COVID-19.”

Participating health plans, supported by AHIP, BCBSA, Illinois Association of Medicaid Health Plans (IAMHP), and Illinois Life and Health Insurance Council (ILHIC) will partner in the following ways:

  • Identify seniors who live in vulnerable communities who are members of participating plans who have not yet been vaccinated
  • Work with the state and community partners to educate seniors on the safety, efficacy, and value of the vaccine
  • Leverage health plan care coordinators to contact those individuals to facilitate appointment scheduling and answer questions
  • Coordinate services to overcome barriers that may stand between those individuals and getting vaccinated, including transportation
  • Work with state leaders to deliver vaccines to underserved communities
  • Track and report on progress on a deidentified aggregate basis

The State of Illinois, supported by vaccine providers, will partner in the following ways:

  • Reserve weekly appointment slots at mass vaccination sites for the plans to schedule vulnerable seniors
  • Provide health plans with links into the state's mass vaccination site scheduling systems to schedule members
  • Provide weekly access to data / analytics to support plan outreach and identify target ZIP codes where seniors have not been vaccinated
  • As available, respond to requests for state mobile teams

March 30

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 2,404 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 17 additional deaths.

- Champaign County: 1 female 70s
- Cook County: 2 males 50s, 3 females 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 90s
- Lake County: 1 male 40s
- McHenry County: 1 male 30s
- Saline County: 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
- St. Clair County: 1 male 60s
- Wayne County: 1 male 70s
- Whiteside County: 1 female 80s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,241,993 cases, including 21,273 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 51,579 specimens for a total of 20,235,323.  As of last night, 1,396 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 308 patients were in the ICU and 121 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The number of people being admitted to the hospital in Illinois due to COVID-19 continues to increase.  As long as new hospital admissions continue to increase, the state will not advance to the Bridge Phase and on to Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois Plan.  The number of cases of COVID-19 has seen an increasing trend as well.  Health officials continue to urge all residents to continue to mask up, socially distance, and avoid crowds to reduce transmission and bring the metrics back in line to transition to the Bridge Phase.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from March 23-29, 2021 is 3.4%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from March 23-29, 2021 is 3.9%.

A total of doses of 6,638,865 vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago.  In addition, approximately 414,900 doses total have been allocated to the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities.  This brings the total Illinois doses to 7,053,765.  A total of 5,664,426 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 367,706 for long-term care facilities.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 105,040 doses.  Yesterday, 86,812 doses were reported administered in Illinois.

On Tuesday, Sangamon County announced another COVID-19 death: a woman in her 70s who had tested positive March 26.  A total of 228 people have died in the county from the corornavirus disease.  Eleven people are now hospitalized.  Also on Tuesday, 29 more cases cases were reported.

March 29 

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,761 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 5 additional deaths.

- Cook County: 1 male 80s
- DuPage County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s
- Peoria County: 1 male 80s
- Whiteside County: 1 female 80s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,239,589 cases, including 21,256 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 49,449 specimens for a total of 20,183,744.  As of last night, 1,352 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 280 patients were in the ICU and 128 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

Because these hospitalization metrics continue to trend upward, the state has not yet met the conditions to move to the Bridge Phase. However, the state is close to meeting the vaccination threshold: 69 percent of seniors 65 and older have now been vaccinated. Health officials continue to urge all residents to mask up, socially distance and wash hands frequently to reduce transmission and bring the metrics back in line to transition to the Bridge Phase.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from March 22-28, 2021 is 3.3%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from March 22-28, 2021 is 3.8%.

A total of doses of 6,277,895 vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago.  In addition, approximately 414,900 doses total have been allocated to the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities.  This brings the total Illinois doses to 6,692,795.  A total of 5,577,614 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 367,430 for long-term care facilities.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 103,769 doses.  Yesterday, 49,192 doses were reported administered in Illinois.

Sangamon County announced 104 new cases since Friday.  That brings the county total to 16,194 since the pandemic began.  As of Monday, 11 people are hospitalized.  There have been 227 deaths.  Menard County reported 4 news cases since Friday.  Suring that same period, Morgan County had 12 cases.

Also, Governor JB Pritzker today announced the launch of four new state-supported mass vaccination sites. Three brand-new sites will open in Kane County, Lake County and Will County, and an existing an Grundy County site will expand to serve any Illinois residents as a mass vaccination location. Starting this week, these sites offer free COVID-19 vaccines to all eligible Illinoisans regardless of zip code.

“As we continue to get more and more vaccine from the federal government, I’m proud to launch four additional state-supported large mass vaccination sites open to all eligible Illinoisans to ensure residents can receive their vaccines as efficiently and equitably as possible,” said Governor JB Pritzker. “Over 3.6 million Illinoisans have already received their first dose of vaccine. We’re projected to get nearly 1 million doses this week, and IDPH and our 97 local health departments working hard to administer these shots. However, this battle is far from over, and with new cases and hospitalizations on the rise, I encourage every resident to buckle down, wear your mask, and do your part so we can all power through to the other side of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Governor JB Pritzker also announced today he is activating additional members of the Illinois National Guard to support McHenry County Health Department expand its local operations to help those who live or work in the county.

“The addition of the Illinois National Guard has allowed the McHenry County Department of Health to expand its mass vaccination site in the City of McHenry to six days per week speeding up the pace at which county residents and workers are getting vaccinated,” said Melissa Adamson, Public Health Administrator at the McHenry County Department of Health.

The state is taking quick and decisive action to reverse early signs of a possible resurgence of COVID-19 cases.  To bend the trend in a region seeing increased vulnerability, several vaccination teams are being deployed for rapid operations.

Mobile rapid response vaccination teams are set to deploy to five counties in Region 1 where IDPH epidemiologists have determined there is a need to administer doses quickly to blunt increasing trends. These doses are on top of the allocation to the local health departments. These mobile teams will be providing single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine to county residents in Carroll, Ogle, Boone, Lee and Whiteside. Appointments will be coordinated by the local health department.

To date, there are more than 1,460 Illinois National Guard troops assigned to COVID-19 operations.  Divided into 91 different teams, these troops are operating at 40 locations throughout the state and have already administered more than 650,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

On top of the state-supported mass vaccination sites, the Illinois National Guard is also running four additional vaccination missions across the state, furthering the state’s ability to target specific regions and populations, with more assignments in the coming weeks:

  1. Equity-focused mobile vaccination teams are partnering with local health departments to reach underserved communities in Cook, DeKalb, McHenry, St. Clair, Jackson, Sangamon, Madison, Winnebago, Rock Island, McLean, Grundy, Vermilion and the Southern Seven Health Department Counties.
  2. Illinois National Guard troops are working directly with local health departments to improve local vaccination rates and meet the public demand for safe and effective vaccines in Lake, Vermilion, McLean, Rock Island, DeKalb and McHenry counties.
  3. The state also established one-stop, single-shot Johnson & Johnson rural vaccination clinics, a collaboration between the Illinois National Guard and our local health departments.  This rural vaccination program serves to reduce the travel barriers associated with equitable healthcare and will result in people getting vaccinated quicker, without the logistics and time commitment associated with coordinating a second trip.  
  4. Rapid Response Vaccination teams work with local health departments to increase vaccination rates in a county that is seeing increasing rates of COVID-19 cases.

Any Illinois resident in phase 1A, 1B and 1B+, as well as government workers, higher education staff, media, food and restaurant workers, construction trade workers and religious leaders can receive a free COVID-19 vaccine regardless of their zip code, immigration status, or health insurance at state-supported mass vaccination sites, pharmacies and health department clinics.  Last week, IDPH authorized all any health departments to begin vaccinating all residents 16 and older as soon as they are ready. By April 12, all Illinois health departments and clinics receiving allocations from the State of Illinois will expand eligibility to all residents 16 years and older.
There are now more than 900 vaccination locations in Illinois open to the public, and these locations can be viewed online at https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/s/. For those having difficulty navigating online services to make vaccination appointments, the Vaccine Appointment Call Center may be able to assist. This hotline is available seven days a week from 6 a.m. to midnight. Call agents’ primary role is to help individuals navigate the various online registration sites. However, if the individual does not have access to online services or is unable to navigate the site, the call agent will make an appointment on the caller’s behalf. The Vaccine Appointment Call Center phone number is 1-833-621-1284.

State-supported vaccination sites listed below are open to all Illinois residents unless otherwise noted. All sites require appointments through the local health department. Residents must meet the state’s current eligibility requirements to book an appointment.

Date

Location

Address

Appointment

Daily Dose capability (when vaccines are available)

 

Now Open

Adams County:
Oakley Lindsey Center

300 Civic Center Plaza, Quincy IL

https://www.adamscountytogether.com/

2,100

 

Now Open

Cook County: Tinley Park Convention Center

18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park, IL

https://vaccine.cookcountyil.gov

2,160

 

 

Now Open

Cook County: Triton College

2000 5th Ave., River Grove, IL

https://vaccine.cookcountyil.gov

540

 

Now Open

Cook County: South Suburban College

15800 State St., South Holland IL

https://vaccine.cookcountyil.gov

540

 
 
 

Now Open

Cook County:
Former K-Mart

1155 E Oakton St, Des Plaines, IL

https://vaccine.cookcountyil.gov

1,890

 

Now Open

Cook County:
Former HOBO

7600 Roosevelt Rd., Forest Park IL

 

 

https://vaccine.cookcountyil.gov

2,160

Now Open

DuPage County Fairgrounds, Building 1

2015 Manchester Rd, Wheaton, IL

https://www.dupagehealth.org/667/COVID-19-Vaccine

1,000

 

Now Open

Grundy County:
Shabbona Middle School

725 School St, Morris, IL

https://www.grundyco.org/health/

540

 

Now Open

Jackson County: Banterra Center

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale IL

 

http://www.jchdonline.org/

 

540

 

Now Open

Jackson County: Carbondale Civic Center

200 S. Illinois Ave., Carbondale IL

 

http://www.jchdonline.org/

540

 

April 2

Kane County:

Former Carson Pirie Scott

970 North Lake St., Aurora IL.

https://www.kanevax.org/

270

Now Open

Kane County:
Former Sam’s Club

501 N. Randall Rd., Batavia, IL

https://www.kanevax.org/

750

April 1

Lake County:
Community Based Testing Center

102 W. Water Street
Waukegan IL

https://allvax.lakecohealth.org/s/?language=en_US

 

400

Now Open

Madison County:
Gateway Convention Center

1 Gateway Drive., Collinsville IL

https://www.co.madison.il.us/departments/health/index.php

1350

 
 
 

Now Open

Sangamon County:
Orr Building

Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield IL

http://www.SCDPH.org

1620

 

(217) 210-8801

 

Now Open

St. Clair County: Belle-Clair Fairgrounds

200 S. Belt E #2650, Belleville IL

https://www.co.st-clair.il.us/departments/health-department

1080

 

April 2

Will County:
Former Toys R Us

3128 Voyager Lane
Joliet IL

 

https://bit.ly/3m1qqkw

 

800

Now Open

Winnebago County:

Former

K-Mart

1321 Sandy Hollow Rd., Rockford IL

 

https://www.wchd.org/

 

1350

 

 

Now Open

City of Chicago:

United Center

1901 W. Madison Street, Chicago IL

https://www.zocdoc.com/vaccine/screener?state=IL

Chicago/ Cook County Only

 
 

Now Open

DeKalb County:
NIU Convocation Center

1525 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb, IL

https://health.dekalbcounty.org/about/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccination/

County residents only

 

Now Open

Lake County Fairgrounds

1060 E. Peterson Rd., Grayslake, IL

https://allvax.lakecohealth.org/s/?language=en_US

Individuals who live and work in County

 

Mar 30

McHenry County:
Former K-Mart

1900 N. Richmond Ave., Woodstock IL

https://www.mchenrycountyil.gov/county-government/departments-a-i/health-department/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/vaccine-locations

 

County residents only

 

Now Open

McLean County:
Grossinger Motors Arena

101 S. Madison Street, Bloomington IL

 

https://health.mcleancountyil.gov/790/COVID-19-Vaccine

 

County residents only

 

Now Open

Rock Island County:
Camden Centre

2701 1st Street East, Milan IL

 

https://richd.org/

County residents Only

 
 
 

 

 

Now Open

Vermilion County:
Danville Community College

2000 E. Main Street, Danville IL

 

https://vchd.org/

County residents only

 
 

 

Now Open

 

Vermilion County:

Vermilion Regional Airport

22633 N. Bowman Avenue, Danville IL

 

https://vchd.org/

County residents only

 

Rapid Response Vaccination Teams

Date

County

Make an appointment

Daily doses

March 31

Carroll County

http://www.ccphd.org/

800

April 1

Ogle County

https://www.oglecounty.org/departments/health_department/new_page.php

1,200

April 2

Boone County

https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/b1ad1b51-64d4-4d91-b283-3529b668f435/

600

April 3

Lee County

http://www.lchd.com/covid19-vaccinations/

600

April 5

Whiteside County

https://www.whitesidehealth.org/covid-19-information.html

600

Rural Vaccination Program

 

Date

Location

Address

Appointment

Doses Available

Mar 29-30

Stephenson County

 

Highland Community College

2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport IL

www.co.stephenson.il.us/health/

815-599-8412

1,100
County residents only

April 2-3

Henderson County

 

Health Department

208 W. Elm, Gladstone IL

309-627-2812

600
County residents only

April 5-7

Kankakee County

 

Kankakee Community College

100 College Drive
Kankakee IL

https://www.kankakeehealth.org/covid-19-response-and-recovery/for-individuals/

 

2,100
County residents only

March 26

To address a concerning possible trend in increasing COVID hospitalizations and case rates, the State of Illinois is launching Rapid Response Vaccination Teams to five counties and expanding vaccine eligibility where demand appears to have waned.

The Illinois Department of Public Health has seen vaccine demand slow in several counties throughout the state, with early signs of unfilled appointments and increased vaccine inventory. IDPH is authorizing those communities to begin vaccinating all residents 16 and older at their immediate discretion, in order to use the vaccine doses they currently have available.

“Recent increases in hospital admissions and test positivity are concerning new developments and we don’t want to go down the same path we’ve seen before and experience a resurgence in the pandemic, which is why Governor Pritzker directed us to use all our resources to halt these upticks,” IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said. “We cannot move forward if our metrics are going backward. The vaccine will help get us to the end of the pandemic, but we need to continue to reduce spread of the virus by wearing a mask, avoiding large crowds, keeping six feet of distance, getting tested after seeing others, and getting vaccinated as soon as possible.”

Expanded Eligibility

The federal government is projecting that Illinois will receive nearly 1 million doses next week for distribution, an all-time high. Steady vaccination operations are the best tool to keep Illinois residents safe. Reductions in demand result in inventory that could be unused, and all inventory should be used as quickly as possible to protect residents.

Residents should contact their local health department to learn whether they have expanded eligibility.

“The number one goal for the state is to get as many people vaccinated, as quickly and safely as possible in order to stay ahead of variants,” Dr. Ezike said.  “This shift is similar to what we saw when expanding vaccine eligibility from Phase 1B to Phase 1B+ where some parts of the state were ready to move forward, while others were not.  Each county is different and local health departments know better how to vaccinate people in their communities as soon as and as equitably as possible.”

While all communities will continue to receive their baseline allocation of doses, new doses above that baseline will be allocated to high-demand areas where at-risk eligible residents face long waits for appointments. 

Rapid Response Vaccination Teams

To bend the trend in a region seeing increased vulnerability and protect vulnerable residents, several teams are being deployed for rapid operations.

Mobile rapid response vaccination teams will deploy over the next two weeks in five counties in Region 1 where IDPH epidemiologists have determined there is a need to administer doses quickly to blunt increasing trends. These doses are on top of the allocation to the local health departments. These mobile teams will be providing single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine to county residents. Appointments will be coordinated by the local health department.

Residents of Region 1 are also encouraged to visit the existing mass vaccination site set up in Winnebago County.

Date

County

Make an appointment

Daily doses

March 31

Carroll County

http://www.ccphd.org/

800

April 1

Ogle County

https://www.oglecounty.org/departments/health_department/new_page.php

1,200

April 2

Boone County

https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/eaa35aa4-f83d-48ee-8660-520d401803aa/

1,000

April 3

Lee County

http://www.lchd.com/covid19-vaccinations/

600

April 5

Whiteside County

https://www.whitesidehealth.org/covid-19-information.html

600

Bridge Phase Update

Since March 8, Illinois has seen 10 days of increases in the seven-day rolling average for hospital admissions. The COVID-19 test positivity on March 10 was 2.5%. Today’s reported test positivity is 3.3%. While these rates are certainly significantly lower than the peak, they represent a potential early warning sign about a possible resurgence.

Chicago has seen its daily case rate increase by nearly 50% since last week, along with six days of increases in test positivity. Suburban Cook County has seen its daily case rate increase more than 40%, along with nine days of increasing hospital bed usage. Region 1, the Northern portion of the state including Rockford and surrounding communities, has seen eight days of increasing hospital bed usage and six days of increasing test positivity.

To advance into the Bridge Phase that is the final step before the full reopening, the entire state must achieve several metrics:

• 70% of residents 65 years and older must have received a first dose;
• Hospitals must maintain 20% or greater ICU bed availability;
• Hospitalizations for COVID-19, admissions for COVID-like illness and deaths must hold steady or decline over a 28-day monitoring period.

As outlined in the March 18 update to the Restore Illinois plan, IDPH will evaluate statewide performance against the metrics by looking back at the data from the preceding 28 days.

While Illinois is on pace to reach 70% first doses for residents 65 years and older in the coming days, IDPH is monitoring an increase in new hospital admissions for COVID, which will need to be appropriately addressed and resolved before moving into the Bridge Phase. IDPH epidemiologists will continue to focus on the most recent 10 days to monitor any acute trends that prevent the state from reaching the Bridge Phase. 

Statewide reopening metrics can be found at http://www.dph.illinois.gov/statewidemetrics

Information regarding vaccination locations as well as details on how to book an appointment to receive the vaccine can be found at the state’s COVID website, coronavirus.illinois.gov. Residents who don’t have access to or need assistance navigating online services can call the toll-free IDPH hotline at 833-621-1284 to book an appointment. The hotline is open 7 days a week from 6am to midnight with agents available in English and Spanish.

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 3,002 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 33 additional deaths.

- Cook County: 1 teen, 1 male 40s, 1 female 60s, 2 females 70s, 2 males 70s, 3 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
- Johnson County: 1 male 60s
- Kane County: 1 male 70s
- Lake County: 1 male 60s
- LaSalle County: 1 male 70s
- Lee County: 1 male 60s
- Macoupin County: 1 female 60s
- Madison County: 1 male 30s, 1 female 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s
- Marshall County: 1 female 30s
- McLean County: 1 male 90s
- Peoria County: 1 male 60s
- Sangamon County: 1 male 80s
- St. Clair County: 2 males 60s, 2 females 80s
- Will County: 1 male 70s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,232,900 cases, including 21,203 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 76,774 specimens for a total of 19,972,391.  As of last night, 1,302 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 264 patients were in the ICU and 120 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from March 19-25, 2021 is 2.9%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from March 19-25, 2021 is 3.3%.

A total of doses of 6,146,815 vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago.  In addition, approximately 414,900 doses total have been allocated to the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities.  This brings the total Illinois doses to 6,561,715.  A total of 5,281,618 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 364,302 for long-term care facilities.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 99,449 doses.  Yesterday, 126,710 doses were reported administered in Illinois.

On Friday, Sangamon County announced 49 news COVID-19 cases.  There are 11 people currently hospitalized.

March 25

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 2,190 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 35 additional deaths.

- Cook County: 2 females 60s, 2 females 80s, 3 females 90s, 2 males 90s, 1 female 100+
- Douglas County: 1 male 80s
- DuPage County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 90s
- Henry County: 1 male 60s
- Kane County: 1 female 70s
- Knox County: 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
- Lake County: 1 male 60s
- Macon County: 1 male 60s
- Madison County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
- Marion County: 1 male 80s
- Massac County: 1 male 70s
- McHenry County: 1 female 60s
- Menard County: 1 female 70s
- Randolph County: 1 female 70s
- Saline County: 1 male 70s
- Sangamon County: 1 female 90s
- St. Clair County: 1 male 70s
- Tazewell County: 1 male 70s
- Whiteside County: 1 male 60s
- Will County: 1 male 80s
- Williamson County: 1 female 80s
- Winnebago County: 1 female 90s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,229,898 cases, including 21,171 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 90,101 specimens for a total of 19,895,617.  As of last night, 1,251 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 267 patients were in the ICU and 119 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from March 18-24, 2021 is 2.7%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from March 18-24, 2021 is 3.2%.

A total of doses of 6,091,965 vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago.  In addition, approximately 414,900 doses total have been allocated to the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities.  This brings the total Illinois doses to 6,506,865.  A total of 5,154,908 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 364,144 for long-term care facilities.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 101,175 doses.  Yesterday, 118,544 doses were reported administered in Illinois.

In Sangamon County, 55 new cases were announced. 12 people in the county are hospitalized.

The Macon County Health Department released the following information Thursday:

Number of Newly-Confirmed Cases Since Last Release:

• 17

Number of Confirmed COVID-Related Deaths Since Last Release:
• 1 (This person was a male in his 60s.)

Total Number of Confirmed Cases in Macon County Since Start of Pandemic:
• 9,793
 

COVID-19 Testing Locations:

• Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing in the Decatur Civic Center Parking Lot.
o Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

• Crossing Healthcare: Drive-through testing located at 990 N. Water St.
o Monday- Friday, 8 a.m.- noon (appointments are strongly encouraged, but not required)
o
For more information and to schedule an appointment, visit crossinghealthcare.org/COVID19

• SIU: Patients should call (217) 872-3800.

• HSHS Medical Group: Drive-through testing by appointment only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 4965 Lost Bridge Rd., Decatur, IL
 

- Non-HSHS Patients can visit: HSHSMGCovidTesting.org to set up an account
- HSHS Patients can visit: HSHSMGCovidTesting.org or their MyChart account

• CVS: Visit www.cvs.com

• Vero Clinics: www.veroclinics.com

March 24

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 2,793 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 20 additional deaths.

- Champaign County: 1 female 60s
- Cook County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
- Franklin County: 1 male 70s
- Fulton County: 1 female 70s
- Henry County: 1 female 60s
- Kane County: 2 females 70s
- Macon County: 1 male 50s
- McHenry County: 1 male 70s
- McLean County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
- Rock Island County: 1 female 80s
- Shelby County: 1 male 60s
- St. Clair County: 1 female 70s
- Stephenson County: 1 female 90s
- Winnebago County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 90s
- Woodford County: 1 male 80s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,227,708 cases, including 21,136 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 79,381 specimens for a total of 19,805,516.  As of last night, 1,261 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 269 patients were in the ICU and 130 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from March 17-23, 2021 is 2.8%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from March 17-23, 2021 is 3.1%.

A total of doses of 5,853,915 vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago.  In addition, approximately 414,900 doses total have been allocated to the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities.  This brings the total Illinois doses to 6,268,815.  A total of 5,036,364 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 363,711 for long-term care facilities.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 97,680 doses.  Yesterday, 107,219 doses were reported administered in Illinois.

Vaccine data has been adjusted to address the previously reported data discrepancy, and now includes doses administered on previous days that were initially excluded from the system.  They were not uploaded because the records included only partial information about recipients.  In order to more accurately reflect the total number of doses actually administered, changes to software coding were made to allow the system to accept reports with only partial information. This accounts for roughly 100,000 doses.  IDPH has reached out to our pharmacy partners to remind them of the importance of entering information in all fields when vaccine is administered.

IDPH has also updated its long-term care facility interim guidance to reflect guidance from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The updated guidance allows more interaction with visitors at long-term care facilities and can be found on the IDPH website.

24 new positive cases were reported in Sangamon County Wednesday.

March 23

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,832 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 13 additional deaths.

- Champaign County: 1 male 80s
- Cook County: 2 females 60s, 3 males 60s, 2 males 80s, 2 females 90s, 1 male 90s
- St. Clair County: 1 male 50s
- Tazewell County: 1 female 70s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,224,915 cases, including 21,116 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 49,739 specimens for a total of 19,726,135.  As of last night, 1,270 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 272 patients were in the ICU and 117 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from March 16-22, 2021 is 2.5%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from March 16-22, 2021 is 2.9%.

“Even as we’re getting more and more vaccine doses, we cannot let our guard down, especially with these virulent new strains circulating,” said IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike.  “We’ve come so far and are so close to a more normal time, but we’re already seeing some concerning plateaus and even increases in hospitalizations and cases. We’re not out of the woods yet so continue to wear your masks, avoid large crowds, and keep six feet of distance.”

A total of doses of 5,796,305 vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago.  In addition, approximately 414,900 doses total have been allocated to the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities.  This brings the total Illinois doses to 6,211,205.  A total of 4,818,097 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 363,235 for long-term care facilities.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 91,000 doses.  Yesterday, 70,252 doses were reported administered in Illinois.

IDPH is working with the federal government on discrepancies in some of the vaccine administration data.  The result of the discrepancy could be that the number of doses actually administered at this time may be underreported.  IDPH will update the data as soon as the discrepancy is resolved. 
 

In Sangamon County,  43 new positive cases were announced Tuesday.  Eight people are hospitalized. 

March 22

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,220 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 22 additional deaths.

- Cook County: 1 female 50, 1 male 60, 2 females 70s, 1 male 70s, 2 females 80s, 5 males 80s, 1 female 90s, 3 males 90s
- DeKalb County: 1 female 20s, 1 male 60s
- Lake County: 1 male 60s
- Marshall County: 1 male 80s
- Rock Island County: 1 male 80s
- Will County: 1 male 80s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,223,083 cases, including 21,103 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 47,374 specimens for a total of 19,676,396.  As of last night, 1,182 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 233 patients were in the ICU and 98 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from March 15-21, 2021 is 2.6%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from March 15-21, 2021 is 2.9%.

A total of doses of 5,341,895 vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago.  In addition, approximately 414,900 doses total have been allocated to the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities.  This brings the total Illinois doses to 5,756,795.  A total of 4,747,845 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 361,971 for long-term care facilities.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 92,148 doses.  Yesterday, 41,343 doses were reported administered in Illinois.

Sangamon County reported 78 new cases since Friday. Nine people in the county are hospitalized.
 

March 19

Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital will host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic March 24. Pre-registration is required.

This vaccination clinic is part of a COVID-19 vaccine direct allocation pilot program offered by the State of Illinois for critical access hospitals. The purpose of the program is to increase vaccinations in rural areas where access to the COVID-19 vaccine is limited. The single dose Janssen (Johnson and Johnson) COVID-19 vaccine will be administered at this clinic and participants must be at least 18 years old.

Vaccinations will be offered to those in three vaccination priority groups: Phase 1A; Phase 1B, Part I; and Phase 1B, Part II.

  • Phase 1A includes frontline healthcare workers and long-term care facility residents and staff
  • Phase 1B, Part I: Frontline essential workers age 65 and over. Frontline essential workers include, but are not limited to, the following occupations: first responders, education, food and agriculture, manufacturing, corrections workers, USPS workers, public transit workers, grocery store workers and shelter and day care staff.
  • Phase 1B Part II: Persons aged 18 to 64 years with high-risk medical conditions that increase the risk for severe COVID-19. Conditions include obesity, diabetes, pulmonary diseases, smoking, heart conditions, chronic kidney disease, cancer, solid organ transplant, sickle cell disease, pregnancy and persons with disability.

An appointment is required to participate in the vaccination clinic. Registration opens today, March 19, at 3 p.m. To make an appointment, visit ALMH.org, and click on the COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic banner.
For those without internet access, please call 217-605-6500. The call will go to voicemail and someone will call back when an appointment is available to schedule.

Reminders for participating in the vaccination clinic:

  • Bring driver’s license or another form of identification.
  • Wear appropriate clothing that gives easy access to the upper arm.
  • Arrive no more than 5 minutes before scheduled appointment time, and enter through the designated “COVID-19 Vaccination Entrance” doors at the front of Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.
  • You must remain at the clinic for 15 to 30 minutes after the vaccination for monitoring.
  • Support persons may be asked to wait in their vehicle. If needed, assistance will be provided by vaccination clinic employees.
  • Participants will receive a COVID-19 vaccination card.
  • Anyone arriving more than 30 minutes after their scheduled appointment might not be able to receive vaccine on this date.

Future vaccination clinics will be announced by the local media and shared on the social media channels of Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital and the Logan County Department of Public Health.

Residents of Morgan County will now have two ways to register for 1st dose COIVD vaccine appointments.

VIA Phone: Number: 217-479-1817 Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-4pm  Online Registration: Morgan County Health Department Website: Follow the link  https://www.morganhd.com/covid-19/covid-19-vaccine or go to the Morgan County, Illinois Health Department website and follow the links under Vaccine Information.

Residents are reminded that if they have missed the second dose of vaccine they must make an appointment to get the 2nd dose. Not every clinic has the correct vaccine and amounts of vaccine. It is critical to get the 2nd dose to become fully vaccinated. To reschedule 2nd dose: Phone: 217-479-1817 Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-4pm Email: covidvaccine@jacksonvilleil.gov

Sangamon County reported 33 new cases of coronavirus disease on Friday.  That brings the overall total in the county to 16,561 since the pandemic began.  Five people are hospitalized.

Friday Statewide Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 2,380 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 12 additional deaths.

  1. Cook County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 80s
  2. Dewitt County: 1 male 70s
  3. DuPage County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 90s
  4. Kankakee County: 1 female 70s
  5. Lake County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
  6. LaSalle County: 1 female 70s
  7. Morgan County: 1 male 40s
  8. Rock Island County: 1 male 90s
  9. Whiteside County: 1 male 70s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,218,470 cases, including 21,034 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 92,161 specimens for a total of 19,481,259.  As of last night, 1,132 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 242 patients were in the ICU and 105 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.
The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from March 12-18, 2021 is 2.5%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from March 12-18, 2021 is 2.8%.

A total of doses of 5,251,055 vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago.  In addition, approximately 414,900 doses total have been allocated to the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities.  This brings the total Illinois doses to 5,665,955.  A total of 4,510,696 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 359,850 for long-term care facilities.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 102,775 doses.  Yesterday, 135,525 doses were reported administered in Illinois.

More Essential Workers Will Be Eligible

As the state continues to utilize every available dose of vaccine, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced new essential workers that will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in the coming days, ahead of the universal eligibility on April 12. This comes as the state reaches 100,000 COVID-19 vaccinations each day with weekly shipments of vaccine projected to surpass one million doses in April.

Beginning Monday, March 22, higher education staff, government workers, and media will be eligible for vaccination at the more than 900 location in the state’s provider network. Beginning Monday, March 29, food and beverage workers, construction trade workers, and religious leaders will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

“From the very beginning of our COVID-19 vaccine rollout, Illinois has ensured our most vulnerable residents receive first access to these life-saving doses, from our healthcare workers and long-term care residents and staff, to our 65 and over population and those living with pre-existing conditions, to frontline essential workers who are more exposed to COVID-19 at their workplaces,” said Governor JB Pritzker. “Before Illinois expands eligibility to all residents 16 years and older on April 12, I’m proud to announce expanded eligibility for additional groups of more vulnerable populations. With weekly shipments to Illinois surpassing one million doses in April, we are on track to save lives and bring this pandemic to an end.”

“As more vaccine becomes available in the coming weeks and months, we will continue to make sure we are reaching people who are at greater risk of exposure to the virus or from suffering severe illness due to COVID-19,” said IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike.  “While we will continue to prioritize individuals who are 65 years and older, as well as health care workers and individuals with underlying medical conditions, we want to maintain our momentum going forward and continue to increase our march towards herd immunity.”

Date

Eligible Groups

December 15, 2020

Healthcare workers and long-term care facility staff and residents

January 25, 2021

Frontline essential workers (including first responders, K-12 teachers and other public-facing industries) and residents age 65 and up

February 25, 2021

Residents with high-risk conditions or disabilities, age 16 and up

March 22, 2021

Higher education staff, government workers, and media

March 29, 2021

Restaurant staff, construction trade workers, and religious leaders

April 12, 2021

Any resident age 16 and up

Since its first day in office, the Biden Administration has nearly doubled weekly vaccine distribution to states from 8.6 million to over 16 million this week. The first delivery to Illinois in December was about 109,000 doses, a figure that has grown to more than 800,000 the week of March 15 and is projected to surpass one million doses per week in April.

For more information on COVID-19 vaccine eligibility, go to https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/s/vaccination-plan-overview.  To find a COVID-19 vaccine provider near you, visit the coronavirus.illinois.gov website for vaccination locations.  Individuals who do not have access to online services or need assistance navigating online services to make an appointment can call the Vaccine Appointment Call Center at 833-621-1284.

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