CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) —The Illinois Department of Public Health on Sunday reported 3,292 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19, the state's lowest daily caseload since Oct. 19. State health officials also reported 40 deaths for Sunday.
The latest COVID-19 cases bring Illinois' total to 1,101,819 cases, adding to the more than 25 million confirmed cases in the United States since the pandemic began. There are 98,861,235 confirmed cases worldwide.
Illinois has 18,750 deaths while the nation has had 417,538 coronavirus deaths as of Sunday. There have been 2,122,872 deaths worldwide..
Over the past 24 hours, 90,138 tests were performed for a total 15,409,832. As of Saturday night, 2,994 people were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 617 patients were in the intensive care unit and 321 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.
The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Jan. 17 through Jan. 23 is 4.81%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Jan. 17 through Jan. 23 is 6%.
On Saturday, the IDPH moved Chicago and Suburban Cook County to Tier 1 mitigations, allowing for bars and restaurants to have indoor dining service at reduced capacity. Tier 1 mitigations allows for indoor service at bars and restaurants at 25 percent capacity or 25 people, whichever is less. Establishments offering indoor service must serve food.
A total of 1,112,725 doses of vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago. In addition, approximately 524,050 doses total have been allocated to the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities. This brings the total Illinois doses to 1,636,775.
The IDPH is currently reporting a total of 681,473 vaccines administered, including 106,274 for long-term care facilities. Yesterday, a total of 23,653 doses were administered. The 7-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 27,776 doses.
If all the mitigation metrics continue to improve, regions 1 and 2 will move into Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan on Monday.