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782 new confirmed and probable cases; 12 additional deaths; 1,112 hospitalized; 227 in ICU; 2.2 percent average case positivity rate; 2.6 percent average test positivity rate; 102,147 average daily doses

Monday, Mar 15, 2021

* Some very low case numbers, but those are from Sunday and testing numbers were quite low, so don’t jump to conclusions. Press release

Record 7-day vaccine administration average at more than 102,000 doses daily

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 782 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 12 additional deaths.

    Cook County: 1 female 30s, 2 males 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 2 females 80s, 1 female 90s
    DuPage County: 1 female 80s
    Kane County: 1 male 80s
    Peoria County: 1 male 60s
    Will County: 1 female 70s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,210,113 cases, including 20,955 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 39,145 specimens for a total of 19,170,243. As of last night, 1,112 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 227 patients were in the ICU and 95 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from March 8-14, 2021 is 2.2%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from March 8-14, 2021 is 2.6%.

A total of doses of 4,623,735 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 5,038,635. A total of 4,102,810 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 354,773 for long-term care facilities. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 102,147 doses. Yesterday, 62,508 doses were reported administered in Illinois.

*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.

* Sunday

More than 4 million doses of vaccine administered in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,484 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 19 additional deaths.

    Cook County: 1 female 50s, 2 males 50s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 100+
    Fulton County: 1 male 80s
    Jackson County: 1 male 80s
    Jersey County: 1 female 60s
    Kane County: 1 male 70s
    Kankakee County: 1 male 50s
    Lake County: 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
    Lee County: 1 male 80s
    Pulaski County: 1 male 60s
    Rock Island County: 1 male 60s
    St. Clair County: 1 female 70s
    Whiteside County: 1 male 70s
    Will County: 1 male 80s
    Williamson County: 1 male 70s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,209,331 cases, including 20,943 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 65,028 specimens for a total of 19,131,098. As of last night, 1,141 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 238 patients were in the ICU and 94 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from March 7-13, 2021 is 2.2%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from March 7-13, 2021 is 2.6%.

A total of doses of 4,623,735 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 5,038,635. A total of 4,040,302 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 354,414 for long-term care facilities. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 97,441 doses. Yesterday, 96,332 doses were reported administered in Illinois.

* Saturday

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,675 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 23 additional deaths.

    Champaign County: 1 female 80s
    Cook County: 2 males 40s, 2 females 50s, 2 males 50s, 1 male 60s, 2 females 70s, 2 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 2 females 90s
    DuPage County: 1 female 80s
    Lee County: 1 male 80s
    Madison County: 1 male 40s, 1 male 80s, 1 male over 100
    McLean County: 1 female 80s
    Will County: 1 female 70s
    Winnebago County: 1 female 80s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,207,847 cases, including 20,924 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 77,505 specimens for a total of 19,066,070. As of last night, 1,082 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 235 patients were in the ICU and 95 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from March 6-12, 2021 is 2.1%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from March 6-12, 2021 is 2.6%.

A total of doses of 4,623,735 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 5,038,635. A total of 3,943,970 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 353,102 for long-term care facilities. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 97,758 doses. Yesterday, 152,697 doses were reported administered in Illinois, the highest one day total to date.

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16 Comments
  1. - Chicago Cynic - Monday, Mar 15, 21 @ 11:25 am:

    782? Wow, that’s wonderfully low. And a daily average of more than 100,000 vaccinations per day? That’s truly awesome and the fulfillment of a prediction of the governor from a couple weeks ago. Good stuff.


  2. - Anotheretiree - Monday, Mar 15, 21 @ 11:34 am:

    Getting concerned my number isn’t coming up for the shot. I’m 64, other states have lowered to 60 already. Anecdotal, took friend for 2nd shot last week in Springfield. Three weeks ago there were lines to get into the drive through facility which had three doors, 3-4 cars in each lane. Spent 45 minutes getting through. Last week, no lines, nobody in our lane inside, about 1/3 full. 20 minutes in and out. Seems like we could start lowering the age 5 years at a time to make the new ambitious goals.


  3. - Stu - Monday, Mar 15, 21 @ 11:48 am:

    Sundays may affect testing numbers, but hospitals don’t care if it is a weekend. Lowest Hospitalizations, ICU & ventilator usage in the last 2 days since they started publishing numbers.


  4. - Cool Papa Bell - Monday, Mar 15, 21 @ 11:53 am:

    It’s about trends now. The trend is low test/case positivity. The trend is lower numbers of people in the hospital/ICU.

    The trend is also for big vaccination numbers each day.

    The trends are on our side. Continued very good news.


  5. - Pundent - Monday, Mar 15, 21 @ 11:55 am:

    Monday numbers are always understated and we catch up as the week progresses. We started last week with 1,182 and ended with 1,763. We had 5 reported deaths on Monday and 39 on Friday. The most encouraging stat is that we’re averaging over 100K vaccines a day with more on the way.


  6. - Cool Papa Bell - Monday, Mar 15, 21 @ 12:14 pm:

    Random Five Day Totals:

    March 15 - 782
    March 14 - 1484
    March 13 - 1675
    March 12 - 1762
    March 11 - 1700

    Feb 15 - 1420
    Feb 14 - 1631
    Feb 13 - 2092
    Feb 12 - 2598
    Feb 11 - 2838

    Jan 15 - 6642
    Jan 14 - 6652
    Jan 13 - 5862
    Jan 12 - 6642
    Jan 11 - 4776

    Dec 15 - 7359
    Dec 14 - 7214
    Dec 13 - 7216
    Dec 12 - 8737
    Dec 11 - 9420

    Nov 15 - 10,631
    Nov 14 - 11,028
    Nov 13 - 15,415
    Nov 12 - 12,702
    Nov 11 - 12,657


  7. - Chicago Cynic - Monday, Mar 15, 21 @ 12:28 pm:

    782 is a hell of a lot better than 15,000. Wonderful progress.


  8. - RWC - Monday, Mar 15, 21 @ 12:32 pm:

    Your caution that the low numbers are partly resultant from low testing is valid.

    But maintaining the positivity rate at a low 2.2% even when test numbers are so low implies that the drop is real, and not just an artifact of the testing regimen. This is a really good sign.


  9. - RWC - Monday, Mar 15, 21 @ 12:35 pm:

    Downstaters never die on Sunday!


  10. - WestBurbs - Monday, Mar 15, 21 @ 12:36 pm:

    Not to throw cold water - and fully acknowledging the data/noise/test # issues — but back in June and July we were often under 768 cases/day. I remain optimistic, particularly given the vaccination rate, but remain concerned about complacency. Europe - with lockdowns in place - is not directly comparable but an important data point.


  11. - Cool Papa Bell - Monday, Mar 15, 21 @ 12:49 pm:

    @West - When you consider the immunity to the virus that having COVID gives you (NIH study I posted a week or so ago) and the percent of population growing immune everyday with vaccinations - a replay of summer into October of 2020 seems unlikely.

    Check the UK and South Africa… Those places with the variants… Cases have cratered, just like here.


  12. - EssentialStateEmployeeFromChatham - Monday, Mar 15, 21 @ 1:26 pm:

    =The trends are on our side. Continued very good news.=

    Hoping and praying that Halloween in October (aka St. Patrick’s Day) as it’s celebrated at bars and restuarants doesn’t ruin and set back the progress we’ve made.

    Thankfully I now have my first vaccine completed. (Pfizer)


  13. - Anonymous - Monday, Mar 15, 21 @ 1:31 pm:

    CPB - totally agree that we are unlikely to see huge spikes like October - Jan. But we’re not out of the woods yet and that is particularly true for those areas where vaccine uptake is low. I suspect that many areas of the US have vax levels more like France and Italy than like UK or Israel.


  14. - Cool Papa Bell - Monday, Mar 15, 21 @ 1:45 pm:

    Yeah - right here in our own state. Look at vaccine numbers for Alexander county.


  15. - RWC - Monday, Mar 15, 21 @ 1:54 pm:

    One further observation - the closest thing we have to community surveillance-style testing is to look at faculty/staff cases at the universities requiring regular testing. Such cases have completely cratered at U of I and Northwestern.

    NU hasn’t hade a faculty case in more than a month, and had only 1 staff case last week. The week of Nov. 13-19, they had 51 faculty/staff cases.

    U of I didn’t distinguish staff from students in November, but even going with a comparison to a calmer time in mid-January, they had just 7 cases in the last week versus 31 from 1/19-25.

    That’s a sharper decline than we get from the overall state statistics.

    No complacency, but a long deep breath is in order. We are very close to the end of the woods.


  16. - Blue Dog - Monday, Mar 15, 21 @ 3:23 pm:

    The much maligned pharma industry, and I may have been leading the chorus, sure did the job. Thanks


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