New coronavirus cases jumped in Illinois in the week ending Sunday, rising 30.3% as 14,049 cases were reported. The previous week had 10,786 new cases of the virus causing COVID-19.
Illinois ranked number 11 among the states where coronavirus spread most rapidly on a per-person basis, according to a U.S. TODAY Network analysis of data from Johns Hopkins University. In the past week, coronavirus cases in the United States fell by 10% compared to the week before, with 225,931 reported cases. With 3.81% of the country’s population, Illinois had 6.22% of the country’s cases in the last week. Across the country, 31 states had more cases in the past week than they had in the week before.
Sangamon County reported 147 cases and zero deaths in the past week. One week earlier, it had reported 94 cases and one death. During the entire pandemic, it reported 55,028 cases and 386 deaths.
Logan County reported 31 cases and zero deaths in the past week. One week earlier, it had reported 32 cases and one death. During the entire pandemic, it has reported 9,531 cases and 87 deaths.
Menard County reported five cases and zero deaths in the past week. A week earlier, it had reported one case and zero deaths. Throughout the pandemic, it has reported 3,501 cases and 20 deaths.
Macoupin County reported 13 cases and zero deaths in the past week. One week earlier, it had reported 24 cases and one death. During the entire pandemic, it has reported 12,784 cases and 142 deaths.
Christian County reported 15 cases and zero deaths in the past week. One week earlier, it had reported 33 cases and zero deaths. During the entire pandemic, it has reported 10,236 cases and 111 deaths.
Montgomery County reported 17 cases and zero deaths in the past week. One week earlier, it had reported 21 cases and zero deaths. During the entire pandemic, it has reported 9,810 cases and 105 deaths.
Within Illinois, the worst weekly outbreaks were per. person in Champaign County with 458 cases per 100,000 pr. week; Piatt County with 263; and McLean County with 215. Centers for Disease Control says high levels of community transmission begin at 100 cases per year. 100,000 a week.
Adding the most new cases overall was Cook County, with 6,831 cases; DuPage County, with 1,433 cases; and Champaign County, by 961. The number of weekly cases increased in 58 counties from the previous week. The worst increases from the previous week’s pace were in Cook, Champaign and DuPage counties.
Illinois ranked 21st among states in the proportion of people who received at least one shot, with 76.5% of residents at least partially vaccinated. The national rate is 77.3%, shows a US TODAY analysis of CDC data. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, which are the most widely used in the United States, require two doses to be administered every few weeks.
In the week ending Sunday, Illinois reported having administered an additional 140,576 vaccine doses, including 6,358 first doses. In the previous week, the state administered 139,776 vaccine doses, including 8,547 first doses. In total, Illinois reported that it has administered 22,388,781 total doses.
Across Illinois, cases dropped in 35 counties, with the best drop in Morgan County, with 6 cases from 39 a week earlier; in Ogle County, with 20 cases out of 47; and in Christian County with 15 cases from 33.
In Illinois, 45 people were reported dead of COVID-19 in the week ending Sunday. In the week before that, 71 people were reported dead.
A total of 3,094,485 people in Illinois have been tested positive for coronavirus since the pandemic began, and 35,943 people have died from the disease, data from Johns Hopkins University shows. In the United States, 80,632,301 people tested positive and 988,618 people died.
Illinois’s COVID-19 hospital admissions remain flat
USA TODAY analyzed federal hospital data from Sunday, April 17th.
Likely COVID patients admitted to the state:
- Last week: 2,249
- The week before: 2,286
- Four weeks ago: 2,245
Likely COVID patients admitted to the country:
- Last week: 38,545
- The week before: 37,371
- Four weeks ago: 41,914
Hospitals in 22 states reported more COVID-19 patients than a week earlier, while hospitals in 15 states had more COVID-19 patients in intensive care units. Hospitals in 32 states admitted more COVID-19 patients in the past week than a week before, the U.S. TODAY analysis of U.S. Health and Human Services data shows.
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