Illinois gives update on COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill.- Gov. J.B. Pritzker gave an update on the state’s vaccine distribution plan. He says the state will get 109,000 doses sometime during the week of December 14.

The first vaccinations will be dedicated to hospitals and healthcare workers in the 50 counties with the highest death rates per capita in the state. A list of the 50 counties in order are at the end of this story.

The vaccines will be shipped to ten Regional Hospital Coordinating Centers who will then coordinate distribution to the 50 counties

The Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting 10,526 new confirmed and probable cases. The state also is reporting 148 additional deaths.

That brings the totals in the state to 770,088 cases, including 12,974 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.  

The preliminary seven-day statewide case positivity is 10.3%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity is 12.1%.

List of counties in descending order based on death rates per capita:

1. Greene 

2. Wayne

3. Carroll 

4. Ford

5. Mason 

6. Union 

7. Pike 

8. Clay

9. Jefferson 

10. Clinton 

11. Whiteside 

12. Fayette 

13. Marion 

14. Monroe 

15. Cass 

16. Bureau 

17. Clark 

18. Macon 

19. Warren 

20. La Salle 

21. Williamson 

22. Richland 

23. Coles 

24. Perry

25. Morgan 

26. Knox 

27. McDonough 

28. Shelby 

29. Suburban Cook 

30. Jasper

31. Jersey 

32. Saline 

33. Christian 

34. Iroquois

35. Saint Clair

36. Dewitt 

37. Kankakee 

38. Rock Island 

39. Madison 

40. Lake 

41. Winnebago 

42. Kane 

43. Randolph

44. DuPage 

45. Will 

46. Ogle 

47. Jo Daviess 

48. Tazewell 

49. Cumberland 

50. Stark

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