COVID-19 reminds historian of 1918 flu

This graph shows trends in cases (the dark line) and deaths (the gold bars) in Illinois since the beginning of the year. The two reports are at different scales but show the trajectories in each category. The scale for cases (thousands) is on the right. The scale for deaths (hundreds) is on the left.

Region 10 (includes H-F)

Positve test rate: 8.7% ↓
Consecutive days under 12% test positivity: 31

Consecutive days ICU beds over 20% threshold: 16

Consecutive days med/surge beds under 20% threshold: 4

(Source: IDPH. Updated Jan. 14)


Cases: 1,294
(since the pandemic began)
Deaths: 45
Case rate: 66.97 per 1,000 people
Case trend: 57 new cases last week | 12% ↑
(past 2 weeks compared to previous 2 weeks)


Cases: 600  
(since the pandemic began)
Deaths: 13
Case rate: 63.4 per 1,000 people
Case trend: 26 new cases last week | +30% ↑
(past 2 weeks compared to previous 2 weeks)

Source: Cook County Department of Public Health (Updated Jan. 15)

Suburban Cook County

Cases: 191,400 (+1,304)
Deaths: 3,572 (+11)

Source: Cook County Public Health (Updated Jan. 15)

Cook County

Cases: 431,385
Deaths: 8,980

Source: Johns Hopkins University & Medical Center Coronavirus Resource Center (Updated Jan.17)


New cases today: 4,162 
New deaths today: 29  
Total vaccine doses received: 1,049,675

Total vaccine doses administered: 487,040

7-day rolling average of doses administered: 23,546 (-960)

New tests today: 96,845
Positive test rate: 6.1% ↓
Total cases: 1,068,829
Total deaths: 18,208
Recovery rate: 98%

(Source: IDPH. Updated Jan. 17)

This graph shows state hospitalizations (the blue line), the number of people in intensive care units (ICU, the yellow bars) and the number of people on ventilators (green bars) since the beginning of the year.

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