Illinois reports 7,467 COVID-19 cases, 123 deaths in the past week

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Friday reported 7,467 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, including an increase of 123 deaths since March 11.  

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 3,053,185 cases, including 33,198 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.  The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. 

Since March 11, laboratories have reported 596,385 specimens for a total of 56,328,379.  As of Thursday night, 528 Illinoisans were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 88 patients were in the ICU and 35 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.  


The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from March 11-17, 2022 is 1.3%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from March 11-17, 2022 is 1.2%, according to IDPH.

A total of 21,273,924 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of midnight.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 8,104 doses.  Since March 11, 56,726 doses were reported administered in Illinois.

Of Illinois’ total population, more than 76% has received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose, 68% of Illinois’ total population is fully vaccinated, and more than 49% boosted according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.