“We are happy to report no counties are at a high COVID-19 community level this week.” -IDPH Director Dr. Sameer Vohra
Note: We’ve changed the layout of this post in order to make the charts more readable.
information gathered by Melanie Jongsma
CHICAGO, Ill. (February 18, 2023) – As of Thursday night, 979 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 131 patients were in the ICU and 39 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has recorded a total of 4,050,952 cases and 36,297 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois since the beginning of the pandemic. The department is reporting 10,813 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in Illinois in the week ending February 12, and 68 deaths.
By comparison, at this time last year, IDPH was reporting 20,896 new confirmed and probable cases in Illinois, including an increase of 417 deaths since February 11, 2022.
The state is winding down its disaster proclamation, which will officially end on May 11. The Lansing Journal will continue to report COVID-19 data as long as we receive information from the state.
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.