By: Diane Benjamin
Every number in this story comes from the same place – the Illinois Department of Public Health website (IDPH)
The chart below shows COIVD deaths per day as reported to IDPH. These are daily deaths from 2/17/2022 through 3/16/2022. If you go to the link, hovering over each bar will show you the number. I added them to the chart below.
Next I created this chart using the above data:
Now we know IDPH reported 1012 COVID deaths between 2/17/2022 and 3/16/2022.
I have been tracking vaccine breakthrough cases and deaths since the pandemic began. IDPH only shows totals here: https://dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccine/vaccine-breakthrough.html
You can see all of the weekly data I collected here:
How many of those 1012 deaths between 2/17/22 and 3/16/22 where in fully vaccinated people?
From the weekly list referenced above:
Far right column:
Over 70% of the COVID deaths in Illinois from 2/17 – 3/16 were in vaccinated people.
Is this why Dr. Ngozi Ezike is stepping down? Too late to ask her, she quit as of 3/14/2022.
A twitter friend thinks it isn’t accurate to include the 211 from 2/16/22. Eliminating it means 534 out of the 1012 who died were vaccinated. That’s over 50%. Great vaccine.