IDPH: 1,655 new COVID-19 cases, 17 deaths including Boone, Winnebago Counties

Illinois Coronavirus Cover Picture
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Published: Mar. 17, 2021 at 1:36 PM CDT
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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WIFR) - The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reports 1,655 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 17 additional deaths Wednesday.

- Boone County: 1 male 70s

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

- Grundy County: 1 male 30s, 1 female 60s

- Kane County: 1 male 90s

- Madison County: 1 male 50s, 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s

- Randolph County: 1 male 90s

- Will County: 1 male 60s

- Winnebago County: 1 female 80s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,213,765 cases, including 20,988 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 77,798 specimens for a total of 19,299,281. As of Tuesday night, 1,143 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 259 patients were in the ICU and 102 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from March 10-16, 2021 is 2.2 percent. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from March 10-16, 2021 is 2.6 percent.

A total of doses of 5,101,825 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 5,516,725. A total of 4,283,487 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 358,234 for long-term care facilities. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 102,223 doses.  Yesterday, 102,390 doses were reported administered in Illinois.

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