Ill. Dept. of Public Health reports 1,442 new cases of COVID-19 on 3/5

Ill. Dept. of Public Health reports 1,442 new cases of COVID-19 on 3/5
Cases of COVID-19 in Illinois on Friday, March 5. (Source: Ill. Dept. of Public Health)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KFVS) - The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 1,442 new cases of COVID-19, including 33 additional deaths, on Friday, March 5.

Of the newly reported deaths, one was a man in his 80s from Massac County.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,194,702 cases, including 20,700 deaths.

As of Thursday night, 1,166 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 263 patients were in the ICU and 121 patients were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Feb. 26 to March 4 is 2.8 percent.

According to IDPH, a total of 3,780,305 vaccine doses have been delivered to providers in Illinois. In addition, about 443,700 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 4,224,005.

A total of 3,125,425 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of midnight, including 336,911 for long-term care facilities.

The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 83,115 doses.

On Thursday, a record 131,882 doses were administered in Illinois.

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