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Weekly COVID-19 data, released April 21, 2023

Note: The Lansing Journal would like to publicly thank HiGeorge, which has now become Dataherald, for the chart codes they developed and provided to us for the past three years. HiGeorge data visualizations made it possible for us to share live, interactive information with our readers, and that was particularly helpful during the unprecedented early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. As Illinois draws near to the end of its disaster proclamation, Dataherald has also turned their efforts to other issues that benefit from the data visualization expertise they offer, so those charts are no longer active. We have removed the charting code from this post and will simply share the information we receive from the Illinois Department of Public Health.

CHICAGO, Ill. (April 21, 2023) – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has recorded a total of 4,127,625 cases and 36,735 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois since the beginning of the pandemic. The department is reporting 5,278 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in Illinois in the week ending April 9, and 9 deaths.

As of Thursday night, 558 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 65 patients were in the ICU and 22 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

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.

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.