Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 3,639 cases, 17 deaths

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CHICAGO (WLS) — Illinois Department of Public Health officials reported 3,639 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 17 related deaths Tuesday.

There have been 1,470,452 total COVID cases, including 23,640 deaths in the state since the pandemic began.

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The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Aug. 9-16 is at 6.2%.

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Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported testing 54,010 specimens for a total of 27,833,923 since the pandemic began.

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As of Monday night, 1,952 patients in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 446 patients were in the ICU and 211 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

A total of 13,666,507 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of Thursday. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 39,011. On Monday, 18.636 vaccines were administered.

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August 17, 2021 at 12:15PM

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