information gathered from Johns Hopkins University by HiGeorge and the SSMMA COVID dashboard by Melanie Jongsma
LANSING, Ill. (February 21, 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: 2,951 (Previous reported total: 2,951)
- Cumulative total of COVID-19 deaths: 16 (Previous day’s total: 16)
- Most recent reported positivity rate: 2.62% (February 15)
- Seven-day positivity rate: 2.62% (reported February 21)
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 1,834 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 58 additional deaths.
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.