Illinois reports 11,682 new cases of COVID-19, 39 deaths over past week


SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Department of Public Health reported Friday 11,682 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, including 39 additional deaths since reporting last Friday.

More than 74% of Illinois adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and more than 58% of Illinois adults are fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

IDPH is reporting a total of 1,419,611 cases, including 23,440 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Since reporting on Friday, July 23, laboratories have reported 289,433 specimens for a total of 26,823,562. 

As of Thursday night, 903 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 167 patients were in the ICU and 62 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

Cases of COVID-19 in Illinois have increased by 46% over last week and hospitalizations are up 35%, including increases in ICU admissions by 24% and a 41% increase of people with COVID-19 on ventilators.  

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from July 23-29, 2021 is 4.0%. 

The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from July 23-29, 2021 is 4.7%. However, regional 7-day test positivity averages range from 2.8% to 9.5%. 

A total of 13,211,304 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of midnight. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 22,064 doses. 

Since reporting last Friday, 154,447 doses were reported administered in Illinois. 

Breakthrough cases in Illinois

The Illinois Health Department reports 169 deaths among people who are fully vaccinated, that’s two percent of all Covid-related deaths since the beginning of the year.

At least 644 people have been hospitalized with Covid-related illness despite being fully vaccinated. That number may sound high until you remember nearly six and a half million people in Illinois are fully vaccinated – that’s less than one percent.

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