Health Depts. in Region Report 29 New COVID-19 Cases, One Death

Health Depts. in Region Report 29 New COVID-19 Cases, One Death

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Wednesday reported 2,793 new COVID-19 cases in Illinois, including 20 additional deaths. Southern Illinois health departments reported a total of 29 new cases of the coronavirus and one death across the region.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,227,708 cases, including 21,136 deaths.

Local case breakdown:

  • Jackson County: 12
  • Williamson County: six, one death
  • Franklin County: four
  • Hardin County: two
  • Saline, Jefferson, Alexander, Massac and Gallatin counties: one each

The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from March 17-23 is 3.1%.

A total of 5,853,915 does of vaccine have been delivered to providers statewide, 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, bringing the total Illinois doses to 6,268,815.

A total of 5,036,364 vaccines have been administered so far in the state, including 363,711 for long-term care facilities. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 97,680 doses. On Tuesday. 107,219 doses were reported administered in Illinois.

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