Illinois Covid Update Today: 1,962 new coronavirus cases in IL, 25 deaths reported

CHICAGO (WLS) – The Illinois Department of Public Health officials confirmed 1,962 new confirmed and probable cases of covid-19 and 25 deaths Saturday.

A total of 1,220,432 Kovid-19 cases have been reported, including 21,059 deaths since the onset of the IDPH epidemic.

As of Thursday night, 1,179 patients in Illinois were reported to be in hospital with COVID-19. Of these, 228 patients were in the ICU and 103 patients were on a ventilator with COVID-19.

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Within the last 24 hours, laboratories have tested a total of 77,661 samples out of a total of 9,558,920 since the epidemic began.

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The probability of an initial seven-day statewide test is 2.6% from March 13-19.

A total of 5,341,895 doses of the vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago, with an additional 414,900 doses allocated to federal government partners for long-term care facilities, bringing the total number distributed in Illinois to 5,756,795. A total of 4,631,122 vaccines have been delivered in Illinois as of Friday night, including 360,941 for long-term care facilities. The seven-day rolling average of the vaccine given daily is 98,165 doses. The report, administered in Illinois on Friday, contained 120,426 doses.

Eighty-five percent of Illinois and older Illinois have received at least one dose of the vaccine, approaching the 70% target that could see Illinois entering the bridge phase.

Double lung transplant using lung from donors who previously performed COVID in the Northwest

Northwestern medical surgeons performed a double lung transplant on a patient using a lung from a donor who previously had COVD-19, the healthcare provider said Friday.

The transplant recipient is an Illinois man in his 60s. He received lungs from a donor who had mild symptoms. The donor died of an unrelated accidental death and at that time he no longer had Covid.

The patient works in healthcare and was diagnosed with Covid-19 in May 2020 due to permanent lung damage.

Illinois COVID-19 vaccine guidelines do not include pot smokers in Phase 1B; Includes those who smoke cigarettes

Illinois residents who drink marijuana may not be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible.

The decision was made despite the fact that cannabis drinkers are at increased risk of respiratory problems.

However those who smoke cigarettes or smoke are suitable for the earlier stages.

The deaths reported on Saturday include:

-Cook County: 1 female 30, 1 male 50, 1 female 60, 1 male 60, 1 female 70, 2 male 70, 1 female 80, 1 male 80, 1 female 90, 1 male 90
-Douglas County: 1 female 90s

-Franklin County: 1 female 90s
-Madison County: 2 female 70, 1 male 70
-McHenry County: 1 male 80
-Mcillan County: 1 female 90s
-Maultry County: 1 female 100+
-Ogle County: 1 male 80
-Sangamon County: 1 female 90s
-St. Claire County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 80s
-Will County: 1 female 70, 1 male 80

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