ILLINOIS (WFIE) - Health officials reported five new COVID-19 cases in local Illinois counties Thursday.
Of those new cases, three were in Wabash County and two were in Wayne County.
The state has now had 1,269,196 total cases and 21,457 total deaths.
Illinois has expanded COVID-19 vaccination eligibility to higher education staff, government workers, and media.
As of March 29, food and beverage workers, construction trade workers, and religious leaders also became eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.
On April 12, all residents 16 and older will be eligible to receive the vaccine.
Here is the total number of coronavirus cases and deaths reported in our area:
- Wayne County - 1,718 cases, 51 deaths
- White County - 1,658 cases, 26 deaths
- Wabash County - 1,340 cases, 12 deaths
- Edwards County - 543 cases, 12 deaths