COVID-19 data and visuals published February 17, 2021

information gathered from Johns Hopkins University by HiGeorge and the SSMMA COVID dashboard by Melanie Jongsma

LANSING, Ill. (February 17, 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: 2,941 (Previous reported total: 2,940)
  • Cumulative total of COVID-19 deaths: 16 (Previous day’s total: 16)
  • Most recent reported positivity rate: 3.13% (February 14)


The graphs below are created by HiGeorge and are “live,” so they are continually updated as new data are released from official sources.

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,795 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 24 additional deaths.

Illinois cases

Illinois deaths

Illinois testing

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.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from February 10–16, 2021, is 2.8%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from February 10–16, 2021, is 3.4%.


Due to adverse weather across the country, the number of doses of vaccine delivered to Illinois is delayed. While this week’s allocation from the federal government was approximately 365,000 doses, only approximately 55,000 doses of that allocation have been received so far this week. A total of doses of 2,102,500 vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago. In addition, approximately 445,200 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 2,547,700. A total of 1,903,942 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 256,114 for long-term care facilities.

The 7-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 60,552 doses. Yesterday, 40,380 doses were administered. Weather will most likely contribute to reduced vaccinations over the next several days.


Indiana cases

Indiana deaths

Indiana testing

Lake County (the Indiana county that borders Lansing)

Lake County cases

Lake County cases