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1,884 new confirmed and probable cases; 32 additional deaths; 1,463 hospitalized; 334 in ICU; 2.5 percent average case positivity; 2.7 percent average test positivity rate; 66,274 average daily doses; 2.44 million doses administered

Thursday, Feb 25, 2021

* Press release…

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,884 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 32 additional deaths.

    - Adams County: 1 female 80s
    - Christian County: 1 female 80s
    - Cook County: 1 male 20s, 1 male 50s, 2 males 60s, 4 males 70s, 2 females 80s
    - DeKalb County: 1 male 60s
    - DuPage County: 1 male 80s
    - Jersey County: 1 male 70s
    - Kane County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 80s
    - Kankakee County: 1 male 80s
    - Lake County: 1 male 90s
    - Logan County: 1 female 80s
    - Madison County: 1 female 30s, 1 male 80s
    - Monroe County: 2 females 80s
    - Pike County: 1 male 80s
    - Randolph County: 1 female 50s
    - Rock Island County: 1 female 90s
    - Whiteside County: 1 male 80s
    - Will County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 90s
    - Winnebago County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,181,226 cases, including 20,406 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 91,292 specimens for a total of 17,895,829. As of last night, 1,463 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 334 patients were in the ICU and 168 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from February 18–24, 2021 is 2.5%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from February 18–24, 2021 is 2.7%.

A total of doses of 2,693,345 vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago. In addition, approximately 445,200 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 3,138,545. A total of 2,440,950 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 295,909 for long-term care facilities. The 7-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 66,274 doses. Yesterday, 130,021 doses were administered in Illinois, marking the highest reported amount of vaccines administered to date.

*All data are provisional and will change. In order to rapidly report COVID-19 information to the public, data are being reported in real-time. Information is constantly being entered into an electronic system and the number of cases and deaths can change as additional information is gathered. For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email dph.sick@illinois.gov.

* Meanwhile

A Chicago gym spurred an outbreak of at least 55 COVID-19 cases over the summer after infected people attended indoor high-intensity exercise classes — including several who had already tested positive for the virus, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released Wednesday.

Infrequent mask use also likely contributed to the superspreader event, which occurred over about a week of multiple group classes, said the report, which was done by the CDC and the Chicago Department of Public Health.

Two of the patrons who caught COVID-19 visited the emergency room, and one was hospitalized for eight days. No deaths were reported from any of the cases linked to the gym. […]

Three people attended these exercise classes “on the same day or after they received a positive test result,” the report said; others attended an exercise class on the day symptoms began or after.

You’re only as secure as the nearest covidiot.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

11 Comments
  1. - Chicago Cynic - Thursday, Feb 25, 21 @ 12:34 pm:

    130,000 doses administered yesterday. Wow.


  2. - jimbo - Thursday, Feb 25, 21 @ 1:10 pm:

    The local gym is in the same center as the grocery store. As I pass by, the windows are almost always completely fogged up from all the people. To be 18 and ‘invincible’ again…


  3. - DuPage Dave - Thursday, Feb 25, 21 @ 1:22 pm:

    Cases are going down, vaccinations are going up…. good news for Illinois.

    Now if DuPage county would up its game….


  4. - Not the Dude - Thursday, Feb 25, 21 @ 1:33 pm:

    My gym makes you register on line ( for capacity reasons) and wear a mask. It has been fairly sparse.


  5. - Downstater-in-Chicago - Thursday, Feb 25, 21 @ 1:34 pm:

    –To be 18 and ‘invincible’ again–

    According to the article, median age of the attendees was 42.


  6. - WestBurbs - Thursday, Feb 25, 21 @ 1:59 pm:

    Yeah, that CDC report on the Chicago gym superspreader event was troubling in that they claim to have obeyed all the 6 foot distancing and 25% capacity rules . But, given highly likely aerosolized transmission, unmasked indoor exercise is a bad idea. And while exercise likely spews more virus than talking/laughing, this argues against the “safety” of indoor dining or any other unmasked indoor activity.


  7. - Demoralized - Thursday, Feb 25, 21 @ 2:46 pm:

    If you know you are positive and yet go out and endanger other people then you should receive a hefty fine.


  8. - Ryan - Thursday, Feb 25, 21 @ 4:36 pm:

    This doesn’t really argue against indoor dining, though there may be a case to made.

    This argues very strongly against indoor exercise. The amount exhaled and the velocity and force of exhalation are not in the same ballpark as in other activities.


  9. - Anonymous - Thursday, Feb 25, 21 @ 4:41 pm:

    More than 650,000 unadministered doses, of which 150,000 are in the federal pharmacy program, and half a million that went through the state government.

    I’m not drawing any conclusions. It’s possible many of them were just delivered.


  10. - DuPage Moderate - Thursday, Feb 25, 21 @ 8:26 pm:

    If you don’t want to risk catching Covid in the gym, don’t go to the gym. Same for restaurants. And bars. And airplanes. And all the other things this blog loves flogging other people for doing.


  11. - Simple Simon - Thursday, Feb 25, 21 @ 9:03 pm:

    DPM…and then those people spread it to their family, friends, strangers on the plane, etc. So yes, I can and should criticize those who do risky things because they endanger me, too.


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