Illinois reports 59,312 new cases of COVID-19, 316 deaths over past week


SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Department of Public Health reported Friday 59,312 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, including an increase of 316 deaths since last Friday.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,944,056 cases, including 27,117 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Since Friday, December 10, laboratories have reported 1,222,722 specimens for a total of 42,033,355. 

As of Thursday night, 3,783 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 787 patients were in the ICU and 353 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from December 10-16, 2021 is 4.9%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from December 10-16, 2021 is 6.2%.

A total of 18,475,621 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 66,816 doses. 

Since last Friday, 467,715 doses were reported administered in Illinois. Of Illinois’ total population, more than 70% has received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and more than 63% of Illinois’ total population is fully vaccinated according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).   

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