10,462 new cases in Illinois, 272 deaths this week; Global deaths exceed 6 million; Truckers Advance on DC to Protest Warrants – Kane County Connects


The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported 10,462 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including an increase of 272 deaths since February 25, 2022.

As of yesterday, IDPH reports 1,329 new cases and 40 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 3,037,199 cases, including 32,926 deaths, across 102 counties in Illinois.

Since Feb. 25, 2022, labs have reported 750,521 samples for a total of 55,089,500. As of last night, 843 people in Illinois were reported to be hospitalized with COVID-19. Of these, 153 patients were in intensive care and 77 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

Preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percentage of total testing from February 25 to March 3, 2022 is 1.4%. Preliminary statewide seven-day test positivity from February 25 to March 3, 2022 is 1.6%.

A total of 21,157,960 vaccines have been administered in Illinois since last midnight.

The rolling seven-day average of vaccines given daily is 12,488 doses. Since February 25, 2022, 87,414 doses have been reported administered in Illinois.

Of the total Illinois population, 76% have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, over 67% of the total Illinois population is fully vaccinated, and over 49% have been strengthened according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Starting this weekend, daily deaths reported on weekends and early in the week may be low as IDPH and local health departments move away from reviewing and processing related death records to COVID-19 over the weekend. These deaths will be captured in the following days.

All data is provisional and will change. Additional information and COVID-19 data are available at https://dph.illinois.gov/covid19.html.

Vaccination is the key to ending this pandemic. To find a COVID-19 vaccination point near you, go to www.vaccines.gov.

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