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Weekly COVID-19 data, published January 8, 2022

information gathered by Melanie Jongsma

LANSING, Ill. (January 8, 2022) – Yesterday the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported 201,428 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including an increase of 444 deaths since December 31, 2021. IDPH is currently reporting a total of 2,382,437 cases, including 28,361 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

As of Thursday night, 7,096 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 1,123 patients were in the ICU and 639 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

A total of 19,535,937 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight. Since December 31, 2021, 294,687 doses were reported administered in Illinois. Of Illinois’ total population, 73% has received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and more than 64% of Illinois’ total population is fully vaccinated, and 40% boosted, 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: 804 (last week: 640)
  • Cumulative total cases to date: 5,969
  • Cumulative total of COVID-19 deaths: 25 (Previous reported total: 24)
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 20.9% (Last Friday: 19.8%)

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.