WABASH CO., Ill (WFIE) - On Wednesday, Illinois health officials reported 2,793 new coronavirus and 20 more deaths.
The state has now had 1,227,708 total cases and 21,136 total deaths.
According to the state’s coronavirus website, there is one new case in Wayne County.
There were no new deaths reported in our area.
The state dashboard shows Illinois has administered more than 5 million doses of vaccine.
Illinois has expanded COVID-19 vaccination eligibility to higher education staff, government workers, and media.
Beginning Monday, March 29, food and beverage workers, construction trade workers, and religious leaders will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.
There’s a COVID-19 vaccine clinic taking place Wednesday in Wabash County.
That’s happening from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the House of Prayer on 5th Street in Albion.
With the help of the Illinois National Guard, they’ll be giving out the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which only requires one dose.
You can call 618-263-3873 to book an appointment.
Illinois Governor JB Pritzker received his COVID-19 vaccine shot Wednesday. That happened during his coronavirus update.
You can watch that below.
Here is the total number of coronavirus cases and deaths reported in our area:
- Wayne County - 1,702 cases, 49 deaths
- White County - 1,644 cases, 25 deaths
- Wabash County - 1,317 cases, 12 deaths
- Edwards County - 537 cases, 12 deaths