Multiple New COVID-19 Reported Across Southern Illinois

Multiple New COVID-19 Reported Across Southern Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Thursday reported 1,966 new COVID-19 cases in Illinois, including 72 additional deaths. Multiple new cases were reported among southern Illinois health departments.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,168,683 cases, including 20,129 deaths, in 102 counties.

Local case breakdown:

  • Perry County: seven
  • Jefferson County: six
  • Jackson and Saline counties: five each
  • Massac and Alexander counties: three each
  • Johnson and Union counties: two each
  • Hamilton, Pope and Hardin counties: one each

Officials said weather continues to cause vaccine delivery delays from the federal government and they’re in contact with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and other federal agencies to understand the logistical challenges and if there is anything Illinois can do to expedite getting vaccines.

A total of doses of 2,106,800 vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago. In addition, approximately 445,200 doses total have been allocated to the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities, bringing the total Illinois doses to 2,552,000.

A total of 1,977,033 vaccines have been administered so far in Illinois, including 266,037 for long-term care facilities. The 7-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 61,132 doses. On Wednesday, 73,091 doses were administered.