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Weekly COVID-19 data, published December 24, 2021

Seven-day new cases and positivity rate more than double in Lansing since last week

information gathered by Melanie Jongsma

LANSING, Ill. (December 24, 2021) – Thursday’s report from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) cited 77,246 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including an increase of 318 deaths since December 17, 2021.

As of Wednesday night, 4,271 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 867 patients were in the ICU and 485 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

A total of 18,853,953 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of midnight Wednesday, with 388,453 doses administered during the previous week. Of Illinois’ total population, more than 71.8% has received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and more than 64% of Illinois’ total population is fully vaccinated according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Note: Illinois COVID data will not update on Friday, December 24, 2021; Saturday, December 25, 2021; and Sunday, December 26, 2021. Updates will resume on Monday, December 27, 2021.


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: 381 (last week: 179)
  • Cumulative total cases to date: 4,895
  • Cumulative total of COVID-19 deaths: 21 (Previous reported total: 21)
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 13.3% (Last Friday: 6.61%)

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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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.