Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 4,194 cases, 44 deaths

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CHICAGO (WLS) — Illinois Department of Public Health officials reported 4,194 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 44 related deaths Wednesday.

There have been 1,582,392 total COVID cases, including 24,451 deaths in the state since the pandemic began.

The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Sept. 8-14 is at 4.8%.

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Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported testing 93,865 specimens for a total of 30,193,211 since the pandemic began.

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As of Tuesday night, 2,229 patients in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 537 patients were in the ICU and 305 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

A total of 14,241,348 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of Tuesday. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 21,255. On Tuesday, 22,812 vaccines were administered.

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September 15, 2021 at 12:20PM

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