Illinois reports 26,062 new cases of COVID-19, 197 deaths over past week

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Department of Public Health reported Friday 26,062 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, including 197 additional deaths since reporting last Friday.

More than 79% of Illinois adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and more than 62% of Illinois adults are fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

Of Illinois’ total population, more than 66% has received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and more than 51% of Illinois’ total population is fully vaccinated.

IDPH reports a total of 1,564,386 cases, including 24,261 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Since reporting last Friday, laboratories have reported 578,943 specimens for a total of 29,756,833. 

As of Thursday night, 2,346 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 549 patients were in the ICU and 311 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators. 

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from September 3-9, 2021 is 4.5%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from September 3-9, 2021 is 5.1%. 

A total of 14,149,453 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 20,514 doses. Since reporting on Friday, 143,596 doses were reported administered in Illinois. 

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