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COVID-19 data and visuals published March 29, 2021

Hospitalization metrics continue to trend upward

information gathered from Johns Hopkins University by HiGeorge; information gathered from the Illinois Department of Public Health and the SSMMA COVID dashboard by Melanie Jongsma

LANSING, Ill. (March 29, 2021) – This post includes data for the village of Lansing and data visuals for the states of Illinois and Indiana.

As of last night, 1,352 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 280 were in the ICU, and 128 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators. Because these hospitalization metrics continue to trend upward, the state has not yet met the conditions to move to the Bridge Phase. However, the state is close to meeting the vaccination threshold: 69 percent of seniors 65 and older have now been vaccinated. Health officials continue to urge all residents to mask up, socially distance, and wash hands frequently to reduce transmission and bring the metrics back in line to transition to the Bridge Phase.


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: 3,112 (Previous reported total: 3,102)
  • Cumulative total of COVID-19 deaths: 18 (Previous day’s total: 18)
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 4.26% (reported March 26)


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 1,761 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 5 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 March 22-28, 2021, is 3.3%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from March 22-28, 2021, is 3.8%.

Illinois vaccinations

A total of 6,277,895 vaccine doses have been delivered to providers in Illinois, 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. This brings the total Illinois doses to 6,692,795. A total of 5,577,614 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 367,430 for long-term care facilities.

The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 103,769 doses. Yesterday, 49,192 doses were reported administered in Illinois.


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.