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Weekly COVID-19 data, published October 16, 2021

information gathered by Melanie Jongsma

LANSING, Ill. (October 16, 2021) – On Friday the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported 15,669 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 184 additional deaths since reporting last Friday, October 8, 2021.

As of Thursday night, 1,500 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 341 patients were in the ICU, and 172 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,665,777 cases, including 25,407 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years.

A total of 14,994,065 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of Thursday at midnight. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 27,051 doses. Since Friday, October 8, 2021, 189,357 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: 73 (last week: 86)
  • Cumulative total cases to date: 4,088
  • Cumulative total of COVID-19 deaths: 20 (Previous reported total: 20)
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 3.59% (Last Friday: 2.81%)

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

Indiana cases

Indiana deaths

Indiana testing

Lake County interactive graphs

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.