Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 1,665 new coronavirus cases, 27 deaths

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CHICAGO (WLS) — The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 1,665 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 27 deaths on Tuesday.

IDPH is reporting a total of 1,177,320 COVID-19 cases, including 20,330 deaths.

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As of Monday night, 1,488 patients in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 361 patients were in the ICU and 172 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

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Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported testing 61,400 specimens for a total of 17,721,561 since the pandemic began.

The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Feb. 16-22 is 3.0%.

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A total of 2,307,685 doses of vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago, with an additional 445,200 doses allocated to federal government partners for long-term care facilities, bringing the total number delivered in Illinois to 2,752,885.

The IDPH said that vaccine distribution numbers are reported in real-time and vaccine administration numbers lag by as much as 72 hours.

IDPH reports that a total of 2,254,982 vaccine doses have been administered, including 291,269 at long-term facilities. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered is 55,917.

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The deaths reported Tuesday include:

-Christian County: 1 female 90s

-Cook County: 1 female 40s, 1 male 60s, 2 females 70, 8 males 70s, 1 female 90s

-DuPage County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 90s

-Kane County: 1 male 60s

-Knox County: 2 females 70s, 3 females 80s, 1 male 80s

-Madison County: 1 male 90s

-Marion County: 1 male 70s

-Winnebago County: 1 male 20s

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February 23, 2021 at 12:15PM

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