IDPH adjusts reporting probable cases, causing artificial one-day increase in cases of 1,903
information gathered from the Illinois Department of Public Health and the SSMMA COVID dashboard
LANSING, Ill. (January 24, 2021) – This post includes data for the village of Lansing and data visuals for the state of Illinois.
The South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association has created a COVID dashboard aggregating data from villages throughout the south suburbs. Highlights from Lansing are listed below:
- Cumulative total of COVID-19 cases: 2,811 (Previous reported total: 2,811)
- Cumulative total of COVID-19 deaths: 15 (Previous day’s total: 15)
- Current positivity rate: 11.70% (Previous reported rate: 11.70%)
- Seven-day average positivity rate: 11.80%
The graphs below are created by HiGeorge and are “live,” so they are continually updated as new data is released from official sources. For that reason, the numbers within a graph might not match the number in the text of this post, depending on when the post is being viewed.
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 3,292 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 35 additional deaths.
Beginning January 22, IDPH has adjusted reporting probable cases. Probable deaths are now being included in the total case count. Confirmed deaths and probable deaths will still be reported separately.
Case positivity and test positivity rate are both relevant and offer insight into the bigger COVID-19 picture. Case positivity helps us understand whether changes in the number of confirmed cases is due to more testing or due to more infections. Test positivity accounts for repeated testing and helps us understand how the virus is spreading in the population over time.
Readers interested in Indiana COVID data can find current info and data visuals here.