Illinois health officials report 1,068 new cases of COVID-19, 14 deaths – WGN TV Chicago

CHICAGO– Illinois health officials reported 1,068 new confirmed and possible cases of COVID-19 Sunday, consisting of 14 additional deaths.

Illinois has set a record-high 7-day average for vaccine administration, with approximately 93,183 doses administered daily over the past week.

The deaths were reported in the following counties:

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of overall tests from February 28 to March 6 is 2.3 percent. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from February 28 to March 6 is 2.8 percent.

An overall of 3,824,675 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been provided to service providers in Illinois, including Chicago. In addition, approximately 443,700 dosages total have been allocated to the federal governments Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-lasting care facilities.

Since Saturday night, 1,141 people in Illinois were reported to be hospitalized with COVID-19. Of those, 255 patients were in the ICU and 112 patients were on ventilators.

A total of 3,358,214 vaccines have actually been administered in Illinois since last midnight, consisting of 344,569 for long-term care facilities. The 7-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 93,183 dosages. On Saturday, 98,550 doses were administered in Illinois.

Within the previous 24 hours, labs have reported 68,094 specimens for an overall of 18,640,190.

This brings the total Illinois dosages to 4,268,375.

Cook County: 2 males 40s, 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 male 80sKankakee County: 1 male 60sKendall County: 1 female 70sLake County: 1 male 70sLivingston County: 1 female 60sMadison County: 1 female 40s, 1 female 60sMassac County: 1 male 70sPeoria County: 1 female 80sWill County: 1 male 80sIllinois health officials are presently reporting an overall of 1,198,335 cases, consisting of 20,763 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

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An overall of 3,358,214 vaccines have actually been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 344,569 for long-term care centers. The 7-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 93,183 dosages. On Saturday, 98,550 doses were administered in Illinois.