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Friday, Aug 27, 2021

* Press release…

Public Health Officials Announce 25,636 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease Over the Past Week

Almost 78% of Illinois adults have received at least one vaccine dose and 61% are fully vaccinated

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 25,636 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 174 additional deaths since reporting last Friday, August 20, 2021. Almost 78% of Illinois adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and 61% of Illinois adults are fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,508,005 cases, including 23,889 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. Since reporting on Friday, August 20, 2021, laboratories have reported 495,608 specimens for a total of 28,568,305. As of last night, 2,240 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 500 patients were in the ICU and 253 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from August 20-26, 2021 is 5.2%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from August 20-26, 2021 is 5.7%. However, regional 7-day test positivity averages range from 4.1% to 10.6%. http://www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics?regionID=11.

A total of 13,914,213 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 24,056 doses. Since reporting on Friday, August 20, 2021, 168,391 doses were reported administered in Illinois.

*All data are provisional and will change. Additional information and COVID-19 data can be found at http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19.

Vaccination is the key to ending this pandemic. To find a COVID-19 vaccination location near you, go to www.vaccines.gov.

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- Posted by Rich Miller        

11 Comments
  1. - NonAFSCMEStateEmployeeFromChatham - Friday, Aug 27, 21 @ 12:16 pm:

    ==Frerichs says pandemic has ‘forged creativity’==

    I wonder if the pandemic has also forged creative ways, in Frerichs’ mind, of coming up with new ideas of taxing retirement income?


  2. - ZC - Friday, Aug 27, 21 @ 12:58 pm:

    Mostly bummed today I am clearly not a million dollars richer. Ah well.


  3. - Pundent - Friday, Aug 27, 21 @ 1:10 pm:

    The percentage disparity between the number of people who are fully vaccinated (61%) and those that have received one dose (78%) seems odd given that we’re only administering about 24K daily doses. I would have thought these numbers would be a bit closer.


  4. - Suburban Mom - Friday, Aug 27, 21 @ 1:22 pm:

    First time I shouted at someone in a grocery store all pandemic, lady walking around her mask under her chin. I’m like, “MA’AM THERE IS A STATEWIDE MANDATE.”


  5. - Club J - Friday, Aug 27, 21 @ 1:27 pm:

    It’s sad to read, but not surprising the Edgar County Watchdogs have already come up with a law that they think prevents the Governor from issuing these vaccine mandates. Plus East Peoria’s Mayor has already stated he’s not going to enforce the mask mandate.

    Is it that hard for these people to understand that families are losing loved ones to this virus and it’s the unvaccinated. When did we become the society that couldn’t do our part?


  6. - Chicagonk - Friday, Aug 27, 21 @ 1:28 pm:

    @Pundent - Agreed. Illinois is an outlier when it comes to first and second doses. If the breakout is accurate, there should be some messaging around the importance of the second dose.


  7. - skutt - Friday, Aug 27, 21 @ 2:42 pm:

    “The percentage disparity between the number of people who are fully vaccinated (61%) and those that have received one dose (78%) seems odd given that we’re only administering about 24K daily doses. I would have thought these numbers would be a bit closer.” I am counted as partially vaccinated because I got my second dose at the FEMA site in Indiana because it was so hard to get appointments in Chicago back in early April. No amount emails that I’ve written to both IDPH or the Indiana health department have resulted in my records being updated here in Illinois. IDPH told me that the Indiana health department needs to notify them of my vaccine. The Indiana health department will not acknowledge my emails. I expect that there are more than a few of us.


  8. - Mama - Friday, Aug 27, 21 @ 3:09 pm:

    “25,636 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease Over the Past Week” Holy Cow. Can someone tell me which county had the most new cases this past week?


  9. - The Doc - Friday, Aug 27, 21 @ 3:21 pm:

    ==Almost 78% of Illinois adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and 61% of Illinois adults are fully vaccinated==

    According to the NYT vaccine database, IL is 15th for those receiving at least one dose, and 28th for fully vaccinated. That’s the biggest delta amongst the 50 states.

    Curious why the drop off is so large here…perhaps a reporting issue?


  10. - Nearly Normal - Friday, Aug 27, 21 @ 3:36 pm:

    131 new cases in McLean County. Most are unvaccinated. 29 hospitalized with the majority unvaccinated. One male in his 70’s and not affiliated with a nursing home has died this week.

    Only 50% are fully vaccinated. C’mon people!


  11. - LakeCo - Friday, Aug 27, 21 @ 3:51 pm:

    =lady walking around her mask under her chin=

    The mask under the chin thing really grinds my gears. Come on, you’ve already got it on your face. Pulling it under your chin is just a giant middle finger to your fellow humans.


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