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COVID-19 numbers: March 19

Vaccination progress (full doses):

South District Suburban Region State
8.8% 11.2% 13.27%

Region 10 (includes H-F)

Positive test rate: 3.6% ↑
Consecutive days under 8% test positivity: 58

Consecutive days ICU beds over 20% threshold: 77

Days of COVID-19 patient decreases or stable: 187


(Source: IDPH. Updated March 15)


Cases: 1,490 (+2)
(since the pandemic began)
Deaths: 51
Case rate: 77.11 per 1,000 people
Case trend: -36% 
(past 2 weeks compared to previous 2 weeks)


Cases: 699 (+2)
(since the pandemic began)
Deaths: 14
Case rate: 73.86 per 1,000 people
Case trend: 0%
(past 2 weeks compared to previous 2 weeks)

Source: Cook County Department of Public Health (Updated March 19)

Suburban Cook County

Cases: 218,512
Deaths: 4,073
486,564 (People with at least 1 vaccine dose)
253,818 (People who have completed vaccine series)
21.4% (Percentage of population with at least 1 dose)
11.2% (Percentage of population fully vaccinated)
Source: Cook County Public Health (Updated March 19)

Cook County

Cases: 485,771
Deaths: 9,544
Source: Johns Hopkins University & Medical Center Coronavirus Resource Center (Updated March 19)


New cases today: 2,380
New deaths today: 34
Vaccination (percent of state population): 13.27%
Total vaccine doses received: 5,665,955
Total vaccine doses administered: 4,510,696
7-day rolling average of doses administered: 102,775

New tests today: 92,161
Positive test rate: 2.5% 
Total cases: 1,218,470
Total deaths: 21,034
Recovery rate: 98%

(Source: IDPH. Updated March 19)

This graph shows the state’s progress in receiving and administering COVID-19 vaccines. The scale on the right is the measure of vaccine doses received. The scale on the left is the measure of doses administered and the seven-day rolling average of administered doses.

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.

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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