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IDPH Wednesday Reported 1,655 New COVID-19 Cases in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Wednesday reported 1,655 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 17 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,213,765 cases, including 20,988 deaths, in Illinois

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

Thirty-nine new COVID-19 cases were reported in our area Wednesday according to information we received and compiled from area health departments.

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 so far in Illinois, including 358,234 for long-term care facilities. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 102,223 doses. On Tuesday, 102,390 doses were reported administered in Illinois.