information gathered by Melanie Jongsma
LANSING, Ill. (December 11, 2021) – Yesterday’s report from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) included 49,668 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including an increase of 266 deaths since December 3, 2021.
As of Thursday night, 3,257 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 662 patients were in the ICU and 299 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,884,744 cases, including 26,801 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.
A total of 18,007,906 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of midnight Thursday, with 509,428 doses administered in the previous week. Approximately 70% of Illinois residents have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose, and more than 62% are fully vaccinated according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Approximately 41% of Illinois’ eligible adults have received a booster dose of vaccine.
IDPH recommends monoclonal antibodies therapy as a prevention and treatment option for COVID-19 illness for people who are non-hospitalized, explaining that it is a way to lower the chance of becoming severely ill. IDPH continues to encourage health care providers — including primary care offices, outpatient clinics, urgent care centers, infusion centers, dialysis centers, home health services, and hospitals — to assess their capabilities to provide this treatment to their patients quickly after a COVID-19 diagnosis, particularly when there is a risk for severe illness or hospitalization.
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: 125 (last week: 71)
- Cumulative total cases to date: 4,443
- Cumulative total of COVID-19 deaths: 21 (Previous reported total: 21)
- Seven-day positivity rate: 4.93% (Last Friday: 4.60%)
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.