Coronavirus in Illinois: 982 New COVID Cases, 21 Deaths, 62K Vaccinations

Illinois health officials reported 982 new confirmed and probable coronavirus cases and 21 additional deaths in the last day, along with more than 62,000 vaccinations administered.

The newly reported coronavirus cases bring the state total to 1,380,261 cases since the pandemic began and lift the total death toll to 22,739, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.

In the last 24 hours, 56,438 coronavirus test specimens were returned to state laboratories, with more than 24.4 million now conducted during the pandemic.

The statewide positivity rate remained at 1.9% of all tests returning positive results, and the positivity rate for individuals tested in the last seven days dropped to 2.3%, according to IDPH data.

The state reported 62,274 vaccinations administered in the last day, according to the latest data, bringing the seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered to 58,378 doses.

As of Thursday, the state has administered over 11 million doses of coronavirus vaccine during the pandemic, with more than 66% of Illinois adults having received at least one dose and over 49% fully vaccinated.

As of midnight, 1,216 patients were hospitalized due to COVID. Of those patients, 314 are in ICU beds and 172 are currently on ventilators in the state.

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