COVID-19 update: 26,697 more shots, 356 new cases, 10 more deaths

New cases of COVID-19 reached 356 Friday with 10 more people dying from the respiratory disease, the Illinois Department of Public Health reported.

The state’s seven-day case positivity rate continues to rise and is now at .9%.

On Thursday, 25.697 more COVID-19 shots were administered. The seven-day average is 41,150.

Nearly 72% of Illinois adults have received at least one vaccine shot and over 56% are fully vaccinated, the IDPH reported.

The federal government has delivered 14,249,655 doses of vaccine to Illinois since distribution began in mid-December and 12,648,167 shots have been administered.

So far, 6,195,351 people — 48.6% of Illinois’ population — have been fully vaccinated. Vaccines manufactured by Pfizer Inc. and Moderna Inc. require two doses several weeks apart.

Illinois hospitals were treating 424 COVID-19 patients Thursday night.

Total cases statewide stand at 1,392,552 and 23,245 Illinoisans have died since the pandemic began.

Labs processed 36,972 virus tests in the last 24 hours.

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via > Illinois News

July 2, 2021 at 12:55PM

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