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Weekly COVID-19 data, published August 6, 2021

New cases continue to rise: last week 11,682; this week 16,742

information gathered by Melanie Jongsma

LANSING, Ill. (August 6, 2021) – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 16,742 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 64 additional deaths since reporting last Friday, July 30, 2021. The previous week’s COVID death total was 39.

As of last night, 1,200 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 246 patients were in the ICU, and 121 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators, nearly double the previous week’s total of 62 COVID patients on ventilators.

Vaccination totals continue to rise: Currently more than 75% of Illinois adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose, and more than 59% of Illinois adults are fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

A total of 13,388,013 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 25,244 doses. Since reporting on Friday, July 30, 2021, 176,709 doses were reported administered in Illinois.


The South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association maintains a COVID dashboard aggregating data from villages throughout the south suburbs. Highlights from Lansing are listed below:

  • 7-day new cases: 36 (last week: 16)
  • Cumulative total cases to date: 3,593
  • Cumulative total of COVID-19 deaths: 20 (Previous reported total: 20)
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 6.52% (Last Friday: 2.6%)

Illinois interactive graphs

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

Illinois cases

Illinois deaths

Illinois testing

Indiana interactive graphs

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Indiana testing

Lake County interactive graphs

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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.