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Weekly COVID-19 data, released October 28, 2022

“Notable increase” in respiratory viruses including flu, RSV, and COVID, says IDPH

Note: We’ve changed the layout of this post in order to make the charts more readable.

information gathered by Melanie Jongsma

LANSING, Ill. (October 28, 2022) – “Illinois and much of the nation are seeing a notable increase in individuals getting sick from respiratory viruses, including the flu, RSV, and once again COVID-19,” said IDPH Director Dr. Sameer Vohra, encouraging people to get both the COVID-19 booster and a flu shot as the most effective prevention against serious illness.

Updated boosters are available at pharmacies, hospitals, and other healthcare providers. Location information is available at (Search for bivalent booster availability.)

On Friday the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported a total of 3,809,680 COVID cases, including 35,235 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois since the beginning of the pandemic.

As of Thursday night, 1,080 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 129 patients were in the ICU and 48 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

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.