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Weekly COVID-19 data, published August 20, 2021

Rise in new cases continues: last week 21,334; this week 24,682

information gathered by Melanie Jongsma

LANSING, Ill. (August 20, 2021) – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 24,682 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 126 additional deaths since reporting last Friday, August 13, 2021. The previous week’s COVID death total was 92.

As of last night, 2,000 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 468 patients were in the ICU, and 234 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

More than 77% of Illinois adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose, and more than 60% of Illinois adults are fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

A total of 13,745,822 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 33,564 doses. Since reporting on Friday, August 13, 2021, 234,949 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: 34 (last week: 42)
  • Cumulative total cases to date: 3,660
  • Cumulative total of COVID-19 deaths: 20 (Previous reported total: 20)
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 6.88% (Last Friday: 6.15%)

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

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Indiana interactive graphs

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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.