ILLINOIS (WFIE) - Illinois Governor JB Pritzker gave a COVID-19 update Wednesday.
He announced a program that would help get computers in the hands of Illinoisans who don’t have them.
Wednesday, the state website shows 7,123 new positive cases and 146 additional deaths.
Illinois now has at least 870,600 total positive COVID-19 cases and 14,655 deaths statewide.
The map shows 25 new cases in Wayne County, 22 new cases in White County, 21 new cases in Wabash County, and 14 new cases in Edwards County.
The first COVID-19 vaccines were also given in our Illinois counties Wednesday.
The Wayne County Health Department says doses were given at Fairfield Memorial Hospital.
They say Chief Surgeon Dr. Patrick Molt, Dr. Chris Ballard, who leads the hospital’s COVID-19 response team, and nurse practitioner Ross Herdes were among those vaccinated.
Here are the total number of coronavirus cases and deaths reported in our area:
- Wayne County - 1,164 cases, 37 deaths
- White County - 911 cases, 12 deaths
- Wabash County - 887 cases, 9 deaths
- Edwards County - 335 cases, 4 deaths