information gathered by Melanie Jongsma
LANSING, Ill. (December 18, 2021) – Yesterday’s report from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) included 59,312 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including an increase of 316 deaths since December 10, 2021.
As of Thursday night, 3,783 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 787 patients were in the ICU, and 353 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.
A total of 18,475,621 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of midnight Thursday, with 467,715 doses administered in the previous week. More than 70% of Illinois residents have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose, and more than 63% are fully vaccinated according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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: 179 (last week: 125)
- Cumulative total cases to date: 4,583
- Cumulative total of COVID-19 deaths: 21 (Previous reported total: 21)
- Seven-day positivity rate: 6.61% (Last Friday: 4.93%)
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.
Indiana interactive graphs
Lake County interactive graphs
Lake County cases
Lake County deaths