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IDPH Monday Reported 2,102 New COVID-19 Cases in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Monday reported 2,102 new COVID-19 in Illinois, including 11 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,258,736 cases, including 21,384 deaths, in Illinois.

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

Forty-two new COVID-19 cases were reported in our area Monday according to information we received and compiled from area health departments.

A total of 6,318,070 vaccines have been administered so far in Illinois, including 368,300 for long-term care facilities. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 105,779 doses. On Sunday, 27,248 doses were reported administered in Illinois. However, reporting by some providers may be delayed for Sunday.

Click on the links below to see area health department information.

Egyptian Health Department

Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department

Hamilton County Health Department

Jackson County Health Department

Jefferson County Health Department

Perry County Health Department

Southern Seven Health Department  

Meanwhile, 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.

Counties in our area that have already expanded COVID-19 vaccine eligibility are Alexander, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Massac, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, Union, Wayne, White and Williamson.

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.