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Weekly COVID-19 data, published August 27, 2021

Public Health officials announce 25,636 new cases of coronavirus disease over the past week

information gathered by Melanie Jongsma

LANSING, Ill. (August 27, 2021) – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 25,636 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 174 additional deaths since reporting last Friday, August 20, 2021. The previous week’s death total was 126.

As of last night, 2,240 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 500 patients were in the ICU and 253 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

Almost 78% of Illinois adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose, and 61% of Illinois adults are fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These percentages represent a marginal increase in vaccinations during the past week.

A total of 13,914,213 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 24,056 doses. Since reporting on Friday, August 20, 2021, 168,391 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: 67 (last week: 34)
  • Cumulative total cases to date: 3,726
  • Cumulative total of COVID-19 deaths: 20 (Previous reported total: 20)
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 6.06% (Last Friday: 6.88%)

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.

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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.