Illinois reported 19,244 new cases of coronavirus in the week ending Sunday, up from 18,735 the week before of the virus that causes COVID-19.
Illinois was ranked 39th among states where coronavirus spread fastest per person, according to an analysis by the USA TODAY Network of data from Johns Hopkins University. Last week, coronavirus cases in the United States were down 12.6% from the previous week, with 656,699 cases reported. At 3.81% of the country’s population, Illinois had 2.93% of the country’s cases last week. Across the country, 12 states had more cases in the past week than the week before.
Henry County reported 120 cases and zero deaths in the past week. A week earlier, it had reported 120 cases and two deaths. 6,496 cases and 76 deaths were reported throughout the pandemic.
Illinois had the worst weekly outbreaks per person in Cass County, with 469 cases per 100,000 per week; Effingham County at 465; and Wabash County at 451. The Centers for Disease Control say high transmission rates in the community start at 100 cases per 100,000 per week.
Most of the total new cases were Cook County with 5,873 cases; DuPage County with 1,128 cases; and Will County at 1,106. The weekly number of cases has increased in 47 districts compared to the previous week. The worst increases from the previous week’s pace were in Cook, Will and DuPage counties.
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Illinois ranked 15th among states for the proportion of people who received at least one vaccination, with 69% of residents being at least partially vaccinated. The national rate is 65.1%, according to an analysis of USA TODAY’s CDC data. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, which are most commonly used in the United States, require two doses given a few weeks apart.
In the week that ended Thursday, Illinois reported that an additional 219,436 vaccine doses were administered, including 69,895 first doses. In the previous week, the state administered 195,787 vaccine doses, including 74,865 first-time doses. In total, Illinois reported that it delivered 15,539,702 total doses.
Across Illinois, cases fell in 52 counties, with the best declines in Sangamon County at 282 cases from 381 a week earlier; in Madison County with 543 cases out of 611; and in Fayette County with 73 cases out of 130.
In Illinois, 207 people were reported dead from COVID-19 in the week ending Sunday. The week before, 234 people had been reported dead.
A total of 1,650,108 people in Illinois have tested positive for the coronavirus since the pandemic began, and 27,657 people have died from the disease, data from Johns Hopkins University shows. In the United States, 44,339,747 people tested positive and 713,227 people have died.
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USA TODAY analyzed the federal hospital data on Sunday, October 10th.
Probably State-Admitted COVID Patients:
- Last week: 3,440
- The week before: 3,373
- Four weeks ago: 4,000
Likely COVID Patients Admitted to the Nation:
- Last week: 86,965
- The week before: 90,378
- Four weeks ago: 120,803
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