Henry County's COVID cases fall 33.3%; Illinois cases surge 43.3%

Mike Stucka
USA TODAY NETWORK

New coronavirus cases leaped in Illinois in the week ending Sunday, rising 43.3% as 16,742 cases were reported. The previous week had 11,682 new cases of the virus that causes COVID-19.

Illinois ranked 31st among the states where coronavirus was spreading the fastest on a per-person basis, a USA TODAY Network analysis of Johns Hopkins University data shows. In the latest week coronavirus cases in the United States increased 35.9% from the week before, with 760,368 cases reported. With 3.81% of the country's population, Illinois had 2.2% of the country's cases in the last week. Across the country, 48 states had more cases in the latest week than they did in the week before.

Henry County reported 28 cases and zero deaths in the latest week. A week earlier, it had reported 42 cases and zero deaths. Throughout the pandemic it has reported 5,199 cases and 70 deaths.

Within Illinois, the worst weekly outbreaks on a per-person basis were in Scott, Clay and Adams counties. Adding the most new cases overall were Cook County, with 4,731 cases; Will County, with 947 cases; and DuPage County, with 919. Weekly case counts rose in 80 counties from the previous week. The worst increases from the prior week's pace were in Cook, Will and Lake counties.

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Illinois ranked 15th among states in share of people receiving at least one shot, with 63.4% of its residents at least partially vaccinated. The national rate is 58.7%, a USA TODAY analysis of CDC data shows. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, which are the most used in the United States, require two doses administered a few weeks apart.

In the week ending Sunday, Illinois reported administering another 162,756 vaccine doses, including 105,167 first doses. In the previous week, the state administered 183,461 vaccine doses, including 111,946 first doses. In all, Illinois reported it has administered 13,845,631 total doses.

Across Illinois, cases fell in 19 counties, with the best declines in Massac, Gallatin and Henry counties.

In Illinois, 63 people were reported dead of COVID-19 in the week ending Sunday. In the week before that, 39 people were were reported dead.

A total of 1,436,353 people in Illinois have tested positive for the coronavirus since the pandemic began, and 25,936 people have died from the disease, Johns Hopkins University data shows. In the United States 35,763,785 people have tested positive and 616,829 people have died.

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USA TODAY analyzed federal hospital data as of Saturday, Aug. 7.

Likely COVID patients admitted in the state:

  • Last week: 3,343
  • The week before that: 2,721
  • Four weeks ago: 2,166

Likely COVID patients admitted in the nation:

  • Last week: 100,884
  • The week before that: 81,226
  • Four weeks ago: 44,472

The USA TODAY Network is publishing localized versions of this story on its news sites across the country, generated with data from Johns Hopkins University and the Centers for Disease Control. If you have questions about the data or the story, contact Mike Stucka at mstucka@gannett.com.

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