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COVID-19 data and visuals published February 28, 2021

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

LANSING, Ill. (February 28, 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: 2,981 (Previous reported total: 2,981)
  • Cumulative total of COVID-19 deaths: 16 (Previous day’s total: 16)
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 4.32% (reported February 23)


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 1,246 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 25 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.


Indiana cases

Indiana deaths

Indiana testing

Lake County (the Indiana county that borders Lansing)

Lake County cases

Lake County deaths

Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.


  1. In the text I find new cases and new deaths reported for illinois but not Indiana. The charts themselves report 0 new cases and deaths for both states.
    This has been the case for the last three days.

    • Hi Bruce, thank you for pointing this out. I have often found that there is a lag in data, particularly over the weekends. Sometimes the government agency lags in sharing the info, and sometimes the chart aggregators lag in “catching up.” I’ll keep an eye on it when I post today’s data. If it’s still not resolved, I’ll reach out to the people who created the charts for us.

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